Donna Barnett

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The Honourable
Donna Barnett
Minister of State for Rural Economic Development
Assumed office
October 21, 2016
Preceded by Ministry Established
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Cariboo-Chilcotin
Assumed office
May 12, 2009
Preceded by Riding Established
Personal details
Born 1942/1943 (age 73–74)[1]
Political party BC Liberal

Donna Barnett (born 1942 or 1943) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2009 election. She was elected as a BC Liberal member, representing the newly created riding of Cariboo-Chilcotin.

She was initially declared defeated on election night, but was subsequently declared elected over British Columbia New Democratic Party MLA Charlie Wyse after a recount.[2]


  1. ^ Recount gives Liberal candidate Barnett win over NDP incumbent; Wyse had 23-vote lead on election night, but result was overturned Hansen, Darah. The Vancouver Sun [Vancouver, B.C] 27 May 2009: A.4.
  2. ^ "Huntington defeats Oppal in B.C. election recount"., May 26, 2009.
Provincial Government of Christy Clark
Cabinet Post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Ministry Established Minister of State for Rural Economic Development
October 21, 2016–Present