Stephanie Cadieux

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Stephanie Cadieux
MLA
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Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Surrey South
Assumed office
May 9, 2017
Preceded by Riding Established
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Surrey-Cloverdale
In office
May 14, 2013 – May 9, 2017
Preceded by Kevin Falcon
Succeeded by Marvin Hunt
Minister of Children and Family Development
In office
September 5, 2012 – July 18, 2017
Preceded by Mary McNeil
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Surrey-Panorama
In office
May 12, 2009 – May 14, 2013
Preceded by Riding Established
Succeeded by Marvin Hunt
Personal details
Born 1972/1973 (age 45–46)[1]
Political party BC Liberal

Stephanie Cadieux (born 1972 or 1973) is a Canadian politician, who was elected as a BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2009 provincial election, representing the riding of Surrey-Panorama. After the 2013 provincial election, Cadieux was elected in the riding of Surrey-Cloverdale and in the 2017 provincial election, Cadieux was elected in the riding of Surrey South. She is currently Opposition Critic for Advanced Education, having previously served, when her party formed the government, as the Minister of Children and Family Development, and prior to that as Minister of Social Development, Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government and Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

She was a member of the Select Standing Committees on Health and on Children and Youth, and a former member of the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Cadieux, formerly the director of marketing and development for the BC Paraplegic Association, has been a wheelchair user since a car accident at age 18.[2] She is the second wheelchair user, following Doug Mowat, elected to the provincial legislature.

Before her life in public office, she served as the director of marketing and development for the BC Paraplegic Association and manager of accessibility for 2010 Legacies Now Society. Her leadership and resourcefulness led her to be voted one of Business in Vancouver's Top 40 Under 40 for 2007.

She has served as President of the Realwheels Society; Ambassador for the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation; a researcher and member of the advisory panel for the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), a member of the Diversity Advisory Committee for Global BC and as a mentor with the YWCA.

She has traveled extensively including Europe, Central America, Africa and North America, some of which has been as a delegate for international development work with people with disabilities in developing countries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SURREY-PANORAMA: Economy, crime, health care jostle for top issue in revamped riding Diakiw, Kevin. The Leader [Surrey, B.C] 09 Apr 2009: 1.
  2. ^ "More than a quarter of MLAs new". Vancouver Province, May 14, 2009.

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British Columbia Provincial Government of Christy Clark
Cabinet posts (3)
Predecessor Office Successor
Ministry Established Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government
March 14, 2011 – September 26, 2011
Margaret MacDiarmid
Harry Bloy Minister of Social Development
September 26, 2011 – September 5, 2012
Moira Stilwell
Mary McNeil Minister of Children and Family Development
September 5, 2012 – July 18, 2017
Katrine Conroy
British Columbia Provincial Government of Gordon Campbell
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Ben Stewart Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
October 25, 2010 – March 14, 2011
Ida Chong