British Columbia Premier David Eby has announced his new cabinet.
Replacing Ravi Kahlon as Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation is Brenda Bailey. And unlike Kahlon, Bailey comes from British Columbia’s tech industry.
Bailey co-founded Silicon Sisters in 2011, Canada’s first women-owned and operated video game studio, in response to the lack of high-quality games being developed for women and girls.
She most recently served as the Executive Director of DigiBC, the Interactive and Digital Media Industry Association of British Columbia, where she worked to strengthen the province’s growing creative tech industry and continued her commitment to bring more diversity and inclusion to the tech sector.
Brenda Bailey was elected MLA for Vancouver-False Creek in 2020.
Eby has tasked the new cabinet members with helping regular British Columbians with the cost of living, strengthening the health-care system, tackling the housing crisis so people can find affordable, attainable homes, making communities safer, advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, fighting the impacts of climate change and building a sustainable, clean-energy economy that works for everyone.
Check out the complete cabinet here.