Comox Valley MLA Don McRae will be the minister of social development and social innovation in the cabinet announced Friday by Premier Christy Clark.
According to her, the former education minister will:
• Ensure that significant reforms … at Community Living British Columbia are fully implemented and benefiting families.
• Continue efforts to assist people with disabilities earn an income.
• Deliver on the government’s commitment “to make B.C. Canada’s most progressive province for people and families living with disabilities.”
McRae successfully defended his Comox Valley seat in the recent provincial election, defying a trend in which the NDP won most Vancouver Island seats.
After earlier serving as a backbencher, he was appointed agriculture minister before being promoted to head the education portfolio.