Katherine Whittred

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Katherine Whittred
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for North Vancouver-Lonsdale
In office
May 28, 1996 – May 12, 2009
Preceded by David D. Schreck
Succeeded by Naomi Yamamoto
Minister of State for Intermediate, Long Term and Home Care
of British Columbia
In office
June 5, 2001 – January 26, 2004
Premier Gordon Campbell
Personal details
Political party Liberal

Katherine Anne Whittred is a retired Canadian politician. She was a BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, from 1996 to 2009, representing the riding of North Vancouver-Lonsdale.

Whittred was first elected in 1996, defeating NDP Cabinet Minister and well known political commentator David Schreck. She served as chair of the Liberal caucus while in opposition, and served in the cabinet of Gordon Campbell from 2001 to 2004 as Minister of State for Intermediate, Long Term and Home Care. Whittred was appointed Deputy Speaker on November 6, 2007.

In March 2006, Whittred introduced a Motion in the Legislature to abolish the practice of mandatory retirement. In May 2007, Bill 31 was passed, which amended the Human Rights Code to eliminate mandatory retirement based on age.

Whittred studied at the University of Calgary where she obtained a Bachelor of Education degree. Before her election to the Legislative Assembly, she worked as a secondary school teacher with the Burnaby School District.

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