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Bill Long (1976 - 1980)

Bill Long Bill Long was the eighth deputy minister (1976-1980). He began his public service career at the Prince Rupert municipal hall in 1947. He rose to become the city's administrator, and served a term as the president of the Municipal Officers’ Association. He became the municipal administrator for the District of Delta in 1961. Long moved to Vancouver Island in 1967 when he was appointed as the executive director of the Capital Regional District (CRD). Four years later, in 1971, he joined the Municipal Finance Authority.

Long became deputy minister in 1976 and held the position until 1980, when he became the chair of the Public Service Commission. In the 1980s, Long was a special advisor to Premier Vander Zalm. He finished his career as the chair of B.C. Ferries. Bill Long retired in 1987 ending 40 years of public service.
 

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Sources

 
“Longtime civil servant held major ferries, finance posts”. Times - Colonist [Victoria, B.C.] 26 Sep. 1998: C2.
 
Palmer, Vaughn. "Shuffle looming for top bureaucrats". The Vancouver Sun. 21 Jan. 1987: B4.
 
Vander Zalm, William. “Estimates: Ministry of Municipal Affairs”. In B.C. Legislative Assembly Legislative Debates (Hansard). 32nd Parliament. 3rd Session. 30Mar. 1981 23 Feb. 2009 <http://www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/32nd3rd/32p_03s_810330p.htm>