B.C. gets first minister focused on emergency management, climate readiness

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Dec 08, 2022 – Vincent Papequash/CBC News
For the first time, British Columbia has a minister responsible for climate-related emergencies, with Bowinn Ma named minister of emergency management and climate readiness on Wednesday during Premier David Eby’s cabinet announcement.

In Eby’s official mandate letter to Ma, he says B.C. “has been disproportionately impacted by climate change disasters.

“We need to continue to learn the lessons of past emergencies, build our capacity to be resilient in the face of recent emergencies, and prepare in a way that mitigates the risk of future emergencies,” the letter reads.

Ma, a licensed professional engineer and certified project management professional, has been the MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale since 2017.

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