Liberal peers elect Hogg caucus chair

Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg was named Liberal caucus chair last week, after being elected by fellow B.C. MLAs in a secret ballot.

Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg was named Liberal caucus chair last week, after being elected by fellow B.C. MLAs in a secret ballot.

Hogg replaces outgoing chair Ron Cantelon (Parksville-Qualicum), who stepped down from the post.

While it’s been reported that Premier Christy Clark had eyed Vancouver MLA Margaret MacDiarmid for the position – and that her fellow MLAs’ selection went against that – Hogg noted he’s had an excellent relationship with Clark, since she was named premier in the spring.

“It’s been great. I’ve really enjoyed working with her,” he said.

The former White Rock mayor – first elected MLA in 1997 – previously served as caucus chair in 2005. He’s also served as minister of state for ActNow BC and minister of children and familydevelopment.

“It’s quite an honour to be selected by one’s peers,” Hogg said Friday, after returning from Harrison where, in his first act as chair, he led a planning session.

As chair, Hogg is responsible for chairing meetings and for organizing and managing  resources and staff. He was elected to a one-year term.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey’s newest task force aims to find ‘innovative’ ways to bring in revenue

McCallum says city’s revenue sources shouldn’t ‘completely rely on the taxpayer all the time’

White Rock BNSF train whistles to be silenced by end of month

Whistle will sound if people or animals are on the track

White Rock RCMP tells public to yield to pedestrians at marked crosswalks

Police force received a number of complaints about crosswalk safety

No Surrey Knights or White Rock Whalers on league all-star team

PJHL squad will battle Vancouver Island league standouts in Delta on Jan. 26

Calling a snow day – or not – is a big decision for Surrey public schools

There’s much to consider before cancelling classes for 73,948 Surrey students

Fashion Fridays: Look your best this year

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Special prosecutor to review Cranbrook toddler drowning case

Evidence disclosure at issue in the case of a woman sentenced for criminal negligence causing death

UPDATE: Supreme Court dismisses B.C.’s appeal in Trans Mountain pipeline case

Judges decide whether B.C.’s power to protect environment can include impeding a federal project

10 B.C. cities break temperature records in winter storm

Quesnel dipped to -41.9 C, breaking a record from 1916

Vancouver Island child struck, pinned under SUV while sledding

Boy suffers serious injuries, no charges laid in incident

VIDEO: Lower Mainland principal makes ‘Moana’-themed snow day music video

Kendra Simonetto parodied “How Far I’ll Go” to share weather updates with her students

Unprepared for chemistry test, B.C. student begs superintendent to call another snow day

The student from West Vancouver promised he would study more, but was distracted by skiing and hot chocolate

Over 16,000 people nabbed by RCMP between border crossings in 2019

In 2019, 63,830 claims were filed, up from 55,040 in 2018

Most Read

l -->