Pat Bell

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The Honourable
Pat Bell
MLA for Prince George North
In office
Preceded by Paul Ramsey
Succeeded by riding dissolved
MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie
In office
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by Mike Morris
Minister of State for Mining of British Columbia
In office
January 26, 2004 – June 16, 2005
Premier Gordon Campbell
Succeeded by Bill Bennett
Minister of Agriculture and Lands of British Columbia
In office
June 16, 2005 – June 23, 2008
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by John van Dongen
Succeeded by Stan Hagen
Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation
Assumed office
March 14, 2011
Premier Christy Clark
Personal details
Political party Liberal

Pat Bell is a Canadian politician.[1]

He is currently British Columbia's Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour.[2][3] He is the British Columbia Liberal Party MLA for the riding of Prince George North. Bell also serves as member of the Cabinet Priorities and Planning Committee.

He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the British Columbia general election, 2001 and was re-elected in 2005. Bell was previously the Minister of State for Mining and Minister of Agriculture and Lands. In 2011, he was made the inaugural Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation.[3]

Bell was a small business owner who has owned a trucking company and co-owned a logging company. He owns two Wendy's Restaurants in Prince George.[citation needed]

On February 17, 2013 Bell announced that due to health problems (an aneurysm), he would not stand for re-election in May.[4]

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