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Dan Miller (1996 - 1997)

Dan MillerWhen the New Democratic Party (NDP) returned to office in 1996, Dan Miller became the 18th Minister of Municipal Affairs (1996-1997). Later that year the government and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities signed the Protocol of Recognition, which recognized local government as an independent, responsible, and accountable order of government. The Province, however, continued to struggle with budget deficits, and began reducing local government grants.

Miller was a Prince Rupert city councillor before entering the Legislative Assembly as the NDP MLA for the North Coast. Elected in 1986, 1991 and 1996, Miller led several ministries, including Forests; Skills, Training and Labour; Municipal Affairs and Housing; Employment and Investment; and Energy and Mines. He was also the Minister Responsible for Northern Development. Miller was deputy premier from 1996-1999 and premier from August 1999 to February 2000.
 

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Sources

 
“36th Parliament Members at dissolution on April 18, 2001: Mr. Dan Miller North Coast”. Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. 17 July 08 <http://www.leg.bc.ca/Mla/36thparl/Miller.htm>
 
Bancroft, Wendy, et al. Union of British Columbia Municipalities: The First Century. Vancouver, B.C.: Granville Island Publishing, 2006.
 
Castle, Geoffrey. “BC Cabinet – NDP Government” Times-Colonist [Victoria, B.C.]. 18 June 1996: 1.
 
Synder, Lorraine. “Miller, Daniel Arthur”. The Canadian Encyclopaedia. 17 July 2008 <http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0010361>
 
The Vancouver Sun. “Creatures of the province: Local governments hope new accord allows them to run their own show” The Vancouver Sun. 23 Sept. 1996, Final ed: A8.
 
The Vancouver Sun. “The revamped B.C. cabinet” The Vancouver Sun. 18 June 1996, Final ed: A4.