Tom Christensen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about Canadian politician. For the Norwegian ice hockey player, see Tom Christensen (ice hockey). For the former football player, see Tommy Christensen. For the Danish racing driver, see Tom Kristensen.
Tom Christensen
Minister of Education of British Columbia
In office
January 26, 2004 – June 16, 2005
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Christy Clark
Succeeded by Shirley Bond
Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation of British Columbia
In office
June 16, 2005 – August 15, 2006
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Geoff Plant (Treaty Negotiations), Murray Coell (Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services)
Succeeded by Michael de Jong
Minister of Children and Family Development of British Columbia
In office
August 15, 2006 – June 10, 2009
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Stan Hagen
Succeeded by Mary Polak
Personal details
Born 1966
Vernon, British Columbia
Political party BC Liberal

Tom Christensen (born 1966)[1] is a former Canadian politician and lawyer. He has served as British Columbia's Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, as Minister of Education and as Minister of Children and Family Development.

Born in Vernon, British Columbia, he received a law degree from the University of Victoria in 1994 and was called to the British Columbia bar in 1995.

In the 2001 British Columbia general election he was elected a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Okanagan-Vernon representing the British Columbia Liberal Party. He was returned in the 2005 election with 43% of all votes. He did not seek reelection in 2009.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lumley, Elizabeth (2005). Canadian Who's Who 2005. University of Toronto Press. p. 247. ISBN 0-8020-8907-0. 
  2. ^ "Cabinet minister Christensen will not seek re-election in May". CBC. January 13, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 

External links[edit]