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Ben Stewart (2010)

Ben Stewart Ben Stewart was the 29th minister. He served from June to October 2010. Stewart announced Provincial support for several local governments via Communities First Agreements, the Community Development Trust, and the Island Coastal Economic Trust. He also announced the incorporation of the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality and initiated the implementation process for the Local Elections Task Force’s recommendations.

Ben Stewart was elected as a Liberal MLA in 2009 and represents the riding of Westside-Kelowna. In addition to Community and Rural Development, Stewart has led the Ministry of Citizens' Services and was the Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism and the Public Affairs Bureau. On October 25, 2010, he became the Minister of Agriculture.


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