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Lois Boone (1996)

Lois BooneLois Boone, the 17th Minister of Municipal Affairs, held the position for several months between Glen Clark’s election as party leader and the NDP’s re-election in 1996. During her tenure, Boone implemented the funding formula for B.C. Rail’s payments-in-lieu of property taxes, which distributed two million dollars to eligible local governments. The ministry also began work to authorize development cost charges for sewer facilities in Greater Vancouver.

Boone began her political career as a school trustee in Prince George. In 1986, she was elected as the NDP MLA for Prince George North. In 1991 and 1996, she was elected in the riding of Prince George-Mount Robson. Boone led several ministries, including Municipal Affairs, Government Services, Transportation and Highways, and Children and Families. She was deputy premier from August 1999 to February 2000.
 

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Sources

 
“36th Parliament Members at dissolution on April 18, 2001: Ms. Lois Boone Prince George-Mount Robson”. Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. 16 July 2008 <http://www.leg.bc.ca/Mla/36thparl/Boone.htm>
 
Bohn, Glenn. “Higher fees to pay for new projects defended” The Vancouver Sun 11 Apr. 1996, Final ed: B6
 
Leyne, Les. “Clark sticks with experience in pre-election tuneup of cabinet” Times - Colonist [Victoria, B.C.]. 29 Feb. 1996: 1.
 
The Vancouver Sun. “B.C. news in Brief: The Vancouver Sun 25 Mar. 1996, Final ed: B3.