Steve Thomson (politician)
|38th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia|
June 22 – June 29, 2017
|Lieutenant Governor||Judith Guichon|
|Preceded by||Linda Reid|
|Succeeded by||Darryl Plecas|
|Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly|
Assumed office |
May 12, 2009
|Preceded by||Sindi Hawkins|
|Born||1951/1952 (age 66–67)|
|Residence||Kelowna, British Columbia|
Steve Thomson (born 1951 or 1952) 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 Kelowna-Mission. Thomson was re-elected in 2013 and 2017 and elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia on June 22, 2017. He had previously served as Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations since 2011. Thomson resigned as Speaker on June 29, 2017, after less than a week in office, immediately following the defeat of the minority Liberal government of Christy Clark on a confidence vote.
Thomson joined the cabinet in 2009 as Minister of Agriculture and Lands and has also served as Minister of Natural Resource Operations, Minister of Energy, as chair to the Environment and Land Use Committee and as a member of the Treasury Board.
Prior to entering politics, he was executive director of the BC Agriculture Council, general manager of the BC Fruit Growers Association and the BC Milk Producers Association, as well as director of the Kelowna Museum, the Okanagan Innovation Fund, and the BC BioEnergy Network.
|British Columbia general election, 2017: Kelowna-Mission|
|New Democratic||Harwinder Kaur Sandhu||5,102||21.03|
|Total valid votes||24,264||100.00|
|Source: Elections BC|
|British Columbia general election, 2013: Kelowna-Mission|
|New Democratic||Tish Lakes||6221||25.84|
|No Affiliation||Dayleen Van Ryswyk||1113||4.62|
|Total valid votes||24072||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||161||0.66|
|Source: Elections BC|
- Name: Steve Thomson Anonymous. Kelowna Capital News [Kelowna, B.C] 23 Apr 2009: 4.
- Waters, Alistair. "Stewart loses cabinet ministry posting". Kelowna Capital News. Archived from the original on 19 September 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
- Shaw, Rob. "B.C. legislature resumes, MLAs elect Liberal Steve Thomson as Speaker". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
- "2017 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
- "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
|Order of precedence|
Gordon Campbell, Former Premier of British Columbia
| Order of precedence in British Columbia
as of 2017[update]
Members of the Executive Council of British Columbia
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