Tom Christensen

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Tom Christensen
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Okanagan-Vernon
In office
May 16, 2001 – May 12, 2009
Preceded byApril Sanders
Succeeded byEric Foster
Minister of Education of British Columbia
In office
January 26, 2004 – June 16, 2005
PremierGordon Campbell
Preceded byChristy Clark
Succeeded byShirley Bond
Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation of British Columbia
In office
June 16, 2005 – August 15, 2006
PremierGordon Campbell
Preceded byGeoff Plant (Treaty Negotiations)
Murray Coell (Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services)
Succeeded byMichael de Jong
Minister of Children and Family Development of British Columbia
In office
August 15, 2006 – June 10, 2009
PremierGordon Campbell
Preceded byStan Hagen
Succeeded byMary Polak
Personal details
Vernon, British Columbia
Political partyBC Liberal

Tom Christensen (born 1966)[1] is a former Canadian politician and lawyer. He has served as British Columbia's Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, as Minister of Education and as Minister of Children and Family Development.


Born in Vernon, British Columbia, he received a law degree from the University of Victoria in 1994 and was called to the British Columbia bar in 1995.

In the 2001 British Columbia general election he was elected a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Okanagan-Vernon representing the British Columbia Liberal Party. He was returned in the 2005 election with 43% of all votes. He did not seek reelection in 2009.[2]


  • "MLA: Hon. Tom Christensen". Previous Parliaments. Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  1. ^ Lumley, Elizabeth (2005). Canadian Who's Who 2005. University of Toronto Press. p. 247. ISBN 0-8020-8907-0.
  2. ^ "Cabinet minister Christensen will not seek re-election in May". CBC. January 13, 2009. Retrieved 2018-06-01.

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