Chamber welcomes new federal cabinet appointments

TRI-CITIES, November 4, 2015 — The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce welcomes and congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new federal cabinet that was sworn in today in Ottawa.

“We are excited to see that BC has a strong voice at the table,” said Michael Hind, CEO of the Chamber. “With 3 BC MPs sitting in cabinet, and with the positions they will hold in cabinet committees, we are confident that the needs of our business community and the province in general will be heard.”

The three BC MPs named to the federal cabinet include:

  • Former Crown Prosecutor and Regional Chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations Jody Wilson-Raybould (Vancouver-Granville) as the first Indigenous Minister of Justice & Attorney General
  • Canadian Forces veteran and former officer with the  Vancouver Police department Harjit Sajjan (Vancouver South) as the Minister of National Defence
  • Paralympian and human rights lawyer Carla Qualtrough (Delta) as Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

“The Chamber is looking forward to establishing a good working relationship with the new government, especially when it comes to economic development issues in the region,” says Hind.

About the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce:

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is a proactive network of business-minded individuals that are committed to acting as an accessible, visible, supportive and reciprocal resource to our members and the Tri-Cities at large, communicating their collective voice to help shape a prosperous business community.


For further information, please contact:

Michael Hind, CEO
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
T: 604.464.2716

Aaron Robinson, Public Policy Advisor
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
T: 604.464.2716