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BC Election 2017, News, Politics

6 BC Liberal ministers no longer in power after this election

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DH Vancouver Staff May 10, 2017 10:34 am 4,979

On an election night that seemed never-ending, one thing was clear. The BC Liberal government has been sent a message by voters–or rather, its ministers have.

Here’s a quick rundown of which ministers lost their seat or did not run, so you can see who’s gone. As for who will replace them, it’s anyone’s guess.

Peter Fassbender

Former Minister of Community, Sport, Cultural Development & Minister Responsible for TransLink.

  • Lost his seat in Surrey-Fleetwood, to the BC NDP’s Jagrup Brar, who won by 3,292 votes.

Bill Bennett

Former Minister of Energy & Mines

  • Did not run in his Kootenay East seat, but it stayed BC Liberal, with BC NDP’s Tom Glenn Shypitka winning by 4,335 votes.

Terry Lake

Former Minister of Health

  • Did not run in his Kamloops-North Thompson seat (in September 2016 he announced he wouldn’t be seeking re-election), but it stayed BC Liberal, with Peter Gordon Milobar winning by 4,255 votes.

Suzanne Anton

Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice

  • Lost her seat in Vancouver-Fraserview to BC NDP George Chow, who won by 989 votes.

Naomi Yamamoto

Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness

  • Lost her seat in North Vancouver-Lonsdale to the BC NDP’s Bowinn Ma, who won by 1,450 votes.

Amrik Virk

Amrik Virk, BC Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services (Jenni Sheppard/Daily Hive)

Amrik Virk, BC Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services (Jenni Sheppard/Daily Hive)

Minister of Technology, Innovation & Citizens’ Services

  • Lost his seat in Surrey-Guildford to the BC NDP’s Garry Begg, who won by 1,957 votes.

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