Father, we bring MLA: Mary McNeill to You today and thank You for her dedication to this province. As she works in the those areas that she is responsible for give her strength to do her job most effectively. Please also give her days for relaxing and spending time with her family and friends. Thank You for the talents and abilities that enable Mary to serve her riding and this province as ably as she does. Bless her we pray, in Jesus' name, Amen.
Minister Mary McNeil was appointed Minister for Children and Family Development on March 14, 2011. Before that, she served as Minister of Citizen Services from June 11, 2010 to March 14, 2011. She previously served as Minister of State for The Olympics and Actnow BC.
Minister McNeil was elected MLA for Vancouver-False Creek in the 2009 general provincial election.
Most recently, Mary served as president and CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation for eight years. She has served in key roles for international economic events including the G7 meetings in Halifax and Toronto, APEC in Vancouver and the XI international conference on AIDS. Mary has also served on the Vancouver Police Board for four years.
Mary was born and educated in Vancouver and has lived in Yaletown for 15 years with her husband of 41 years, Rod. She has raised four daughters and currently has 13 grandchildren.