Margaret MacDiarmid

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The Honourable
Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid
MLA
Margaret MacDiarmid.jpg
MLA for Vancouver-Fairview
In office
2009–2013
Preceded by Jenn McGinn
Succeeded by George Heyman
Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for Early Learning and Literacy of British Columbia
In office
June 10, 2009 – October 25, 2010
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Shirley Bond
Succeeded by George Abbott
Minister of Tourism, Trade and Investment and Minister Responsible for the Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat of British Columbia
In office
October 25, 2010 – March 14, 2011
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Kevin Krueger
Minister of Education
of British Columbia
In office
November 25, 2010 – March 14, 2011
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by George Abbott
Succeeded by George Abbott
Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government
of British Columbia
In office
September 26, 2011 – September 5, 2012
Premier Christy Clark
Preceded by Stephanie Cadieux
Minister of Health
of British Columbia
In office
September 5, 2012 – June 2013
Premier Christy Clark
Preceded by Michael de Jong
Succeeded by Terry Lake
Personal details
Political party BC Liberal
Occupation Physician

Margaret MacDiarmid MD is a Canadian politician, former provincial Minister of Health, and also served as Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government. She was elected as a Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2009 provincial election, representing the riding of Vancouver-Fairview. She previously served as Minister of Education, Minister of Tourism, Trade and Investment and Minister Responsible for the Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat.

In 2009, then Minister of Education Margaret MacDiarmid was rushed to Peace Arch Hospital for emergency treatment and transferred to Royal Columbian Hospital for intensive care for pneumococcal meningitis.[1] MacDiarmid recovered and was later appointed Minister of Health in 2012 by Premier Christy Clark.

She was defeated in the 2013 provincial election by New Democrat candidate George Heyman.[2]

In 2013, she was appointed to the board of directors for Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.

Electoral Results[edit]

By-election, October 29, 2008: Vancouver-Fairview
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Jenn McGinn 5,752 46.98 $70,030
Liberal Margaret MacDiarmid 4,936 40.32 $92,092
Green Jane Sterk 900 7.35 $7,773
     Conservative Wilf Hanni 489 3.99 $6,886
     Marijuana Jodie Emery 166 1.36 $430
Total valid votes 12,243 100%
Total rejected ballots 29 0.24%
Turnout 12,272 26.93%
British Columbia general election, 2009: Vancouver-Fairview
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Margaret MacDiarmid 11,034 47.09 $144,364
New Democratic Jenn McGinn 9,881 42.17 $106,859
Green Vanessa Violini 2,232 9.52 $749
Independent Graham Clark 165 0.70 $250
Reform Norris Matthew Barens 85 0.36 $250
Refederation Alex Frei 37 0.16 $260
Source: [1]
B.C. General Election 2013: Vancouver-Fairview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic George Heyman 10,965 47.04
Liberal Margaret MacDiarmid 9,999 42.89
Green Matthew Pedley 2,347 10.07
Total Valid Votes
Total Rejected Ballots
Turnout

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