Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Stephanie Cadieux was named Minister for Children and Family Development when Premier Christy Clark announced cabinet appointments Friday afternoon.

Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Cadieux back in cabinet

Surrey-Cloverdale's Stephanie Cadieux returns as minister of children and family development in her second term as MLA.

Three Surrey BC Liberal MLAs – including Surrey-Cloverdale’s Stephanie Cadieux – have been chosen for posts in Premier Christy Clark’s new cabinet announced Friday afternoon at an outdoor ceremony at Canada Place in Vancouver.

Cadieux returns as minister of children and family development in her second term as MLA (she previously represented Surrey-Panorama, but ran in her home riding of Surrey-Cloverdale after the retirement of former MLA Kevin Falcon).

In her first term, she also served as minister of social development, minister of labour, citizens’ services and open government and minister of community, sport and cultural development.

Minister of education is Peter Fassbender, newly-elected as Surrey-Fleetwood MLA following an extensive career in municipal politics in Langley City, where he was first elected to council in 2002, and was subsequently elected mayor in the 2005, 2008 and 2011 civic elections.

Newly-elected Surrey-Tynehead MLA Amrik Virk becomes minister of advanced education. His extensive RCMP career has included being Surrey’s acting Officer in Charge and Langley’s Officer in Charge. He has also served on the boards of Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Another politician well-known in Surrey, Langley MLA Mary Polak – former trustee and chair of Surrey School Board and a member of the Legislature since 2005 – has been named the new minister of environment.

Along with Clark’s other nominees for the executive council, the three Surrey cabinet members will be formally sworn in on Monday by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon.

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