Stan Hagen

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Stan Hagen
MLA for Comox
In office
1986–1991
Preceded by Karen Sanford
Succeeded by riding dissolved
MLA for Comox Valley
In office
2001 – January 20, 2009
Preceded by Evelyn Gillespie
Succeeded by Don McRae
Minister of Advanced Education and Job Training of British Columbia
In office
December 10, 1986 – November 1, 1989
Premier Bill Vander Zalm
Preceded by Russell Gordon Fraser
Succeeded by William Bruce Strachan
In office
May 7, 1991 – May 29, 1991
Premier Rita Johnston
Preceded by William Bruce Strachan
Succeeded by Peter Albert Dueck
Minister of Regional and Economic Development of British Columbia
In office
November 1, 1989 – December 13, 1990
Premier Bill Vander Zalm
Preceded by Elwood Neal Veitch
Succeeded by Stuart Douglas Boland Smith
Minister of Education of British Columbia
In office
December 13, 1990 – November 5, 1991
Premier Bill Vander Zalm, Rita Johnston
Preceded by Anthony Julius Brummet
Succeeded by Anita Hagen
Minister of Sustainable Resource Management of British Columbia
In office
June 5, 2001 – January 26, 2004
Premier Gordon Campbell
Succeeded by George Abbott
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries of British Columbia
In office
January 28, 2003 – April 3, 2003
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by John van Dongen
Succeeded by John van Dongen
Minister of Human Resources of British Columbia
In office
January 26, 2004 – September 20, 2004
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Murray Coell
Succeeded by Susan Brice
Minister of Children and Family Development of British Columbia
In office
September 20, 2004 – August 15, 2006
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Christy Clark
Succeeded by Tom Christensen
Minister of Tourism, Sports and the Arts of British Columbia
In office
August 15, 2006 – June 23, 2008
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Olga Ilich
Succeeded by Bill Bennett
Minister of Agriculture and Lands of British Columbia
In office
June 23, 2008 – January 20, 2009
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Pat Bell
Succeeded by Ron Cantelon
Personal details
Born (1940-05-11)May 11, 1940
New Westminster, British Columbia
Died January 20, 2009(2009-01-20) (aged 68)
Victoria, British Columbia
Political party Social CreditBC Liberal

Stanley Hagen (March 11, 1940 – January 20, 2009) was a Canadian politician. He served as Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Comox Valley riding in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as a member of the BC Liberal Party.[1]

He was the Minister of Agriculture and Lands when he died. During his political career, he served as minister for 10 different ministries,[2] including Minister of Tourism, Sports and the Arts, Minister for Children and Family Development, Minister of Sustainable Resource Management, and Minister of Human Resources.

He was first elected in the 1986 provincial election as a Social Credit Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), and served in the cabinet of Bill Vander Zalm. His cabinet positions included Minister of Advanced Education, Minister of Economic Development, and Minister of Education. Hagen was best known for being integral in the creation of Science World.

He was defeated in the 1991 election when all but seven Socred MLAs were defeated. Hagen returned to provincial politics by winning his seat in the 2001 provincial election and was re-elected in 2005.

On November 24, 2004, it was announced that Hagen had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and was undergoing treatment.

On January 20, 2009, at the age of 68, Stan Hagen died of a massive heart attack.[3]

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