February 23, 2018 - 2018 BC Budget Breakfast with Finance Minister Carole James
Name: February 23, 2018 - 2018 BC Budget Breakfast with Finance Minister Carole James
Date: February 23, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
Registration: Register Now
Join us for a conversation with BC Finance Minister, the Honourable Carole James as she delivers her first 2018 post-budget address and policy priorities for business. The Surrey Board of Trade will be the first stop on the Finance Minister's Budget Tour in Metro Vancouver. By attending, you will have a chance to ask questions and provide comments on the 2018 BC Budget.
Carole James was first elected MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill in 2005 and served as Official Opposition leader from 2003-2010. Carole is honoured to serve the people of the community she grew up in, raised her children in, and continues to live in. She is the Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier.
A community leader for over 25 years, a foster parent for over 20 years, Carole served as president of the B.C. School Trustees Association for an unprecedented five terms, commencing in 1995.
She was elected to the Greater Victoria School Board from 1990 to 2001. She has also served at the national level as the vice-president of the Canadian School Boards Association. Her experience and dedication to communities is reflected in a number of appointments to provincial initiatives, including the Independent B.C. Budget Review Panel, the Public Education Restructuring Consultation, and the Ministry of Children and Families Secure Care Committee.
In addition she served a two-year term as the director of Child Care Policy for the Government of British Columbia.
In 2001, Carole moved to Prince George to serve as director of Child and Family Services for Carrier Sekani Family Services. As part of her management responsibilities, she coordinated the planning for regionalization of child and family services from the Ministry of Children and Families to an Aboriginal Authority.