Bill Barisoff

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Bill Barisoff
36th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
In office
May 21, 2009 – June 25, 2013
Premier Gordon Campbell
Christy Clark
Lieutenant Governor Steven Point
Judith Guichon
Preceded by Claude Richmond
Succeeded by Linda Reid
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Penticton
Penticton-Okanagan Valley (2001-2009)
Okanagan-Boundary (1996-2001)
In office
May 28, 1996 – May 14, 2013
Preceded by Bill Barlee
Succeeded by Dan Ashton
Minister of Provincial Revenue of British Columbia
In office
June 5, 2001 – January 26, 2004
Premier Gordon Campbell
Succeeded by Rick Thorpe
Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection of British Columbia
In office
January 26, 2004 – June 16, 2005
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Joyce Murray
Succeeded by Barry Penner
Personal details
Born 1948/1949 (age 67–68)[1]
Oliver, British Columbia[2]
Political party BC Liberal

Bill Barisoff is a former BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. Born in Oliver, he was an MLA from 1996 until 2013, representing the districts of Okanagan-Boundary, Penticton-Okanagan Valley and Penticton over the course of his career.

Before entering politics, he owned a trucking firm.

Bill Barisoff was re-elected as MLA for Penticton on May 12, 2009. He has served as Speaker of the House from September 12, 2005 until his retirement. He previously served as Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection and Minister of Provincial Revenue.[3]


  1. ^ "Liberal MLA Bill Barisoff won’t seek re-election | CTV Vancouver News". Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  2. ^ Lumley, E. (2008). The Canadian Who's who. 43. University of Toronto Press. ISSN 0068-9963. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  3. ^ "MLA: Hon. Bill Barisoff". Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Retrieved 2012-03-07.