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Premier Christy Clark to address the State of the Island Economic Summit

BC Premier Christy Clark will give the closing address at the 7th annual ‘State of the Island’Economic Summit on October 30th in Nanaimo. Two other keynote presenters will be Ferio Pugliese, President of WestJet Encore, who will speak at the Summit Dinner, October 29th, and Roger Brooks of Roger Brooks International who will open the day on October 30th. For full program information and to register, visit

Premier Christie Clark







Honourable Christy Clark

Christy Clark was sworn in for her second term as British Columbia’s 35th Premier on June 10, 2013 and was elected Westside-Kelowna MLA in a by-election on July 10, 2013.

In her new mandate, Premier Clark will continue her relentless focus on strengthening the economy through the BC Jobs Plan and ensure that government controls spending. She will work to ensure we seize the natural gas opportunity before us, fight for economic development opportunities throughout the province, and make sure British Columbians are first in line for the jobs that will come.

She will also make sure every child has the best chance to compete and win on the world stage by working to bring labour peace to our classrooms.

She previously served as the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey (2011-2013), Port Moody-Burnaby Mountain (1996-2001) and Port Moody-Westwood (2001-2005). She has served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Education, Minister of Children and Family Development and vice-chair of Treasury Board.

She took a break from government in 2005 to spend more time with her family. She worked in the media during her time from government, including as a columnist and commentator and host of the “Christy Clark Show” on CKNW.

Premier Clark brought the anti-bullying “Pink Shirt Campaign” to British Columbia to raise awareness of issues related to bullying in our schools, workplace and communities.

She has received several awards, including the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the 2009 Woman of the Year in BC by the Consumer Choice Awards. She was born and raised in Burnaby and graduated from Burnaby South Senior Secondary.

Check out the rest of the jam-packed two-day program and register to participate in this exceptional opportunity for networking, sharing ideas, and finding out what is happening up and down Vancouver Island across all business sectors and communities.

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