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Premier John Horgan fills vacancy, swaps jobs in B.C. cabinet shuffle

FILE - Premier John Horgan holds his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Summary

British Columbia Premier John Horgan has made changes to his cabinet

Anne Kang has been appointed minister of citizens' services

Michelle Mungall and Bruce Ralston have traded portfolios with some job exceptions

VANCOUVER – British Columbia Premier John Horgan has made changes to his cabinet, filling a vacancy and swapping a few portfolios.

Anne Kang has been appointed minister of citizens’ services, replacing Jinny Sims, who resigned from her post last October amid an RCMP investigation into allegations that haven’t been made public.

Sims has said she is confident her name will be cleared.

Michelle Mungall and Bruce Ralston have traded portfolios with some job exceptions.

Mungall has been appointed the minister of jobs, economic development and competitiveness, which was formerly the cabinet post of minister of jobs, trade and technology.

In her new role, she will continue to promote B.C.’s technology sector.

Bruce Ralston is now the minister of energy, mines and petroleum resources, with priorities to support the government’s CleanBC initiatives.

He will also oversee the Crown utility BC Hydro.

(The Canadian Press)<