Colin Hansen

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Colin Hansen
Colin Hansen - 2011 Budget.jpg
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Vancouver-Quilchena
In office
May 28, 1996 – May 14, 2013
Preceded by Art Cowie
Succeeded by Andrew Wilkinson
Minister of Health Services
of British Columbia
In office
June 5, 2001 – December 15, 2004
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Corky Evans
Succeeded by Shirley Bond
Minister of Finance
In office
December 15, 2004 – June 16, 2005
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Gary Collins
Succeeded by Carole Taylor
In office
June 23, 2008 – March 14, 2011
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Carole Taylor
Succeeded by Kevin Falcon
Minister responsible for Asia-Pacific Initiative
In office
June 16, 2005 – June 23, 2008
Premier Gordon Campbell
Succeeded by Ida Chong
Minister of Economic Development
In office
June 16, 2005 – June 23, 2008
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by John Les
Succeeded by Ida Chong
Minister responsible for Olympics
In office
June 16, 2005 – June 10, 2009
Premier Gordon Campbell
Succeeded by Mary McNeil
Minister of Health Services
In office
November 30, 2010 – March 14, 2011
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Kevin Falcon
Succeeded by Michael de Jong
Personal details
Born 1952[1]
Port Alberni, British Columbia
Political party BC Liberal
Occupation businessman

Colin Hansen (born 1952) is a former provincial politician for the Canadian province of British Columbia from 1996 to 2013. Hansen's most recent cabinet position was Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier from June 10, 2009 to March 13, 2011. He had also served as Minister Responsible for Small Business since October 25, 2010. On November 30, 2010, he was additionally appointed as the Minister of Health Services.[2]

Hansen's previous portfolios include Minister of Finance (December 2004 – June 2005); Minister of Health Services (June 2001 – December 2004); and Minister of Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Asia-Pacific Initiative and the Olympics (June 2005 – June 2008).[2] He served as health critic, as well as the critic for employment and investment, and labour for the Official Opposition between 1996 and 2001.

Hansen was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in 1996 to serve in the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena. Before being elected to the legislature, he and wife, Laura, were co-founders of Image Group, a Vancouver-based promotional products company. He previously served as vice-president of finance and administration for the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Post-politics[edit]

Hansen is currently the President of AdvantageBC, a non-government organization dedicated to promoting British Columbia as a place for international business.

He serves on several not-for-profit boards including serving as Chair of the Fraser Basin Council, Honourary Governor of the Vancouver Foundation, Arthritis Research Canada, Jack Austin School of Asia Pacific Business Studies and the Canada-Japan Society.

Hansen has participated on a politics panel for CBC Vancouver's radio show CBC Early Edition.

Early life and education[edit]

Hansen was born and raised on Vancouver Island. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Victoria.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "38th Parliament Members". Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 

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