Harry Bloy

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Harry Bloy
MLA for Burquitlam
In office
2001–2009
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by riding dissolved
MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed
In office
2009–2013
Succeeded by Jane Shin
Personal details
Born (1946-04-19) April 19, 1946 (age 68)
Sudbury, Ontario
Political party Liberal

James Henry "Harry" Bloy (born April 19, 1946 in Sudbury, Ontario)[1] is a former BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, in the province of British Columbia, Canada. He represented the riding of Burnaby-Lougheed from 2009 to 2013, and before that represented the riding of Burquitlam since the 2001 election. Bloy was the only member of the Liberal caucus to support Christy Clark in her successful 2011 leadership bid.[2] When Clark become premier in March 2011, Bloy was appointed to his first cabinet position as Minister of Social Development.[3] Bloy received criticism in this role and was demoted to a more junior position as Minister of State for Multiculturalism 6 months later.[4] Bloy announced his resignation from cabinet in March 2012 after admitting he leaked, to a private company, an email the government had received from a newspaper.[5] It was subsequently revealed that Bloy would not run for re-election in the 2013 provincial election.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Chow, Wanda. "Bloy celebrates after backing Christy Clark, BC's new Liberal leader". Burnaby NewsLeader. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Clark sworn in as B.C. premier, new cabinet revealed". CTV News Vancouver. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Fowlie, Jonathan. "Christy Clark demotes Harry Bloy in pre-session cabinet shuffle". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Minister resigns under cloud from B.C. cabinet". CBC News British Columbia. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Moreau, Jennifer. "Bloy stepping down, won't run for re-election". Burnaby Now. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 

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