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Ida Chong (2005 - 2008)

Ida ChongWhen the Liberals returned to office in 2005, Ida Chong was appointed as the 25th minister (2005-2008). Chong presided over a number of legislative changes in a variety of areas. These areas included phased development agreements, revitalization tax exemption authority and tax policy disclosure requirements, local election and campaign finance rules, resort communities revenue sharing, sustainable development and climate change.

Chong was a Saanich councillor before being elected to the legislature in 1996. She was re-elected in 2001, 2005 and 2009. Before leading Community Services, Chong was the Minister of Advanced Education and the Minister of State for Women’s and Seniors’ Services. In June 2008, Chong was appointed as the Minister of Technology, Trade and Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the Asia-Pacific Initiative. After the May 2009 election, Chong became the Minister of Healthy Living and Sport.
 

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Sources

 
Andrews, Marke . “Whistler to collect $34.7m in revenue sharing; Resort the first to sign new tax agreement with provincial government”. The Vancouver Sun 03 Apr. 2007, Final ed: D3.
 
“Members: Hon. Ida Chong”. Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. 12 Aug. 2008
<http://www.leg.bc.ca/mla/38thParl/chong.htm>
 
Rud, Jeff. “Government moves to 'greener' building code requirements”. Times - Colonist [Victoria, B.C.] 16 Apr. 2008: A3.
 
Shore , Randy. “Municipalities prepare to embrace strict green bill; New law requires targets, policies and actions that lower pollution.” The Vancouver Sun. 28 Apr. 2008, Final ed: A4.