Dan Miller (Canadian politician)

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Arthur Daniel Miller
32nd Premier of British Columbia
In office
August 25, 1999 – February 24, 2000
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
Lieutenant Governor Garde Gardom
Preceded by Glen Clark
Succeeded by Ujjal Dosanjh
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for North Coast
Prince Rupert (1986-1991)
In office
October 22, 1986 – May 16, 2001
Preceded by Graham Lea
Succeeded by Bill Belsey
Personal details
Born (1944-12-24) December 24, 1944 (age 72)
Port Alice, British Columbia
Political party New Democratic Party of British Columbia
Spouse(s) Gayle Ballard

Arthur Daniel Miller (born December 24, 1944) is a Canadian politician. He served as interim leader of the New Democratic Party of British Columbia and served as the 32nd Premier of British Columbia for six months from August 25, 1999 to February 24, 2000, following the resignation of Glen Clark.

First elected to the BC legislature in the 1986 election, he served in the cabinets of Premiers Mike Harcourt and Glen Clark under a variety of ministries, including Minister of Forests and Minister for Energy and Mines. In 1992, he became deputy premier.

An uncontroversial and moderate politician, Miller was elected interim leader of the BC NDP by an emergency meeting of the provincial caucus following the sudden resignation of Premier Clark on August 25, 1999. He served as premier until Ujjal Dosanjh was elected party leader and thus premier by a formal party convention on February 24, 2000. He did not run for re-election in the 2001 election.

In 2003, Miller supported Bill Blaikie's bid to become leader of the federal New Democratic Party.

In early 2005, Miller was hired by the BC Government as an advisor for the province's offshore oil and gas development team, and has also worked for a major pipeline company and a forest company since leaving office.

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Provincial Government of Ujjal Dosanjh
Cabinet Posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
cont'd from Miller Ministry Minister of Energy and Mines
February 29, 2000–November 1, 2000
Glenn Robertson
cont'd from Miller Ministry Minister Responsible for Northern Development
February 29, 2000–November 1, 2000
Paul Ramsey
Provincial Government of Dan Miller
Cabinet Posts (3)
Predecessor Office Successor
Glen Clark Premier of British Columbia
August 25, 1999–February 24, 2000
Ujjal Dosanjh
cont'd from Clark Ministry Minister of Energy and Mines
August 25, 1999–February 24, 2000
cont'd into Dosanjh Ministry
cont'd from Clark Ministry Minister Responsible for Northern Development
August 25, 1999–February 24, 2000
cont'd into Dosanjh Ministry
Provincial Government of Glen Clark
Cabinet Posts (6)
Predecessor Office Successor
Elizabeth Cull Deputy Premier of British Columbia
February 28, 1996–August 25, 1999
Lois Boone
Penny Priddy Minister of Small Business, Tourism and Culture
June 26, 1996–September 3, 1996[1]
Penny Priddy
Lois Boone Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
June 17, 1996–January 6, 1997
Mike Farnworth
Ministry Established Minister of Energy and Mines
February 18, 1998–August 25, 1999
cont'd into Miller Ministry
Ministry Established Minister Responsible for Northern Development
February 18, 1998–August 25, 1999
cont'd into Miller Ministry
Glen Clark Minister of Employment and Investment
February 28, 1996–February 18, 1998
Mike Farnworth
Provincial Government of Mike Harcourt
Cabinet Posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Ministry Established Minister of Skills, Training and Labour
September 15, 1993–February 22, 1996
Paul Ramsey
Claude Richmond
Art Charbonneau
Minister of Forests
November 5, 1991–September 17, 1992
December 16, 1992–September 15, 1993
Art Charbonneau
Andrew Petter
  1. ^ Priddy took a temporary leave of absence while fighting breast cancer from June to September 1996. Miller who was acting Minister of Small Business, Tourism and Culture took on this extra portfolio during this time.