The announcement was made during the Premier’s address at the BC Natural Resources Forum.
Premier Christy Clark has named Chilliwack MLA John Martin Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson. Martin will work with Thomson to manage Crown land, protect B.C.’s natural heritage and work with the province’s forestry sector, according to a government press release issued Wednesday. “John Martin has been a tireless advocate for a growing, diverse economy in the Fraser Valley,” Clark said in the release. “The communities that depend on a healthy forestry sector couldn’t ask for a more dogged, persistent champion to complement the work Steve Thomson has been doing for one of B.C.’s most vital industries.”