Lord God Almighty, we call on Your righteous power to be a help and a guide to the MLA: Hon. Christy Clark in her role as Premier of our wonderful province of British Columbia. Dear Lord, please give her Your strength, wisdom, and encouragement in all her endeavors. Leaders play a very important and vital role in our society and we thank You Lord God for her commitment in this area. May You also provide her with good advisers and close friends and colleagues who will support and encourage her. Bless and keep her and give her the physical strength and mental alertness she requires to make all the decisions she must make. May You continue to keep her and her family members in good health. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Christy Clark was sworn in as British Columbia’s 35th Premier on March 14, 2011 and was elected Vancouver-Point Grey MLA in a by-election on May 12, 2011.
She previously served as the MLA for Port Moody-Burnaby Mountain (1996-2001) and Port Moody-Westwood (2001-2005). She has served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Education, Minister of Children and Family Development and vice-chair of Treasury Board.
During her first term, she sat on the Select Standing Committee on Environment and Tourism and on the Official Opposition Caucus Committee for Children.
She took a break from government in 2005 to spend more time with her family. She worked in the media during her time from government, including as a columnist and commentator and host of the “Christy Clark Show” on CKNW.
Premier Clark brought the anti-bullying “Pink Shirt Campaign” to British Columbia to raise awareness of issues related to bullying in our schools, workplace and communities.
She has received several awards, including the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the 2009 Woman of the Year in BC by the Consumer Choice Awards. She attended Simon Fraser University (SFU), the Sorbonne (France) and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK), studying Political Science and Religious Studies. She was born and raised in Burnaby and graduated from Burnaby South Senior Secondary.