Monday, September 10, 2012

MLA: Hon. Patrick Bell - Prince George-Mackenzie - Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour

Father, we are grateful for dedicated, diligent and committed members of the legislative assembly like MLA: Hon. Pat Bell. Your Word says in Psalm 37:23 (NLT) "The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.".  We ask that You, Jesus, would be with Minister Bell every step of the way as Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour. We also trust that You will be with him in all of the details in this area as it is one of keys to the economy of our province and the well being of our citizens. Be with his family as their comforter while he is away from them traveling the province in fulfillment of his many duties. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Pat Bell was appointed Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation on March 14, 2011. He was re-elected for a third term as MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie in 2009.

Pat has previously served as Minister of Forests, Mines and Lands, Minister of Forests and Range, Minister of Agriculture and Lands and as Minister of State for Mining.

He has served on the Government Caucus Committee on Natural Resources and B.C. Task Force on Mining, and as chair of the Small Scale Salvage Review Committee. Pat has also served on the Legislative Select Standing Committees on Education and Crown Corporations.

Prior to becoming an MLA, Pat owned a trucking company and co-owned a logging company. He owns two Wendy's Restaurants in Prince George.

Committed to youth sport, Pat chaired the junior golf program at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club from 1993 to 1997. He also coached high school volleyball and supported the Prince George Barracuda Swim Club. Bell served for several years on the Tourism Prince George Board of Directors.

Born in Vancouver and educated at the University of British Columbia, Pat has lived in Prince George since 1988. He and his wife Brenda have three children.      

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