Father, we ask Your grace to be upon MLA: Hon. Christy Clark, the Premier of our province. We know the great weight that sits upon her shoulders and pray that You, the Great Burden Bearer would be with Premier Clark. Be a mighty strength for her in times of need and impart a Godly wisdom to her. Fill her with Your will and vision. We ask that You continue to give her the ability to see issues with clarity and to make decisions that all may benefit from her leadership. Surround her with integral people who share the same vision You have for our province. Bless Premier Clark with relaxing, refreshing times with her family and friends and may they be a source of inspiration to her. We ask this in Jesus’ name. 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.