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Preceded by  John Heinrich
Premier  Michael Harcourt
Succeeded by  Shirley Bond
Role  Politician

Preceded by  Bruce Strachan
Name  Lois Boone
Succeeded by  Paul Ramsey
Preceded by  Caroline Mary Gran
Residence  Prince George, Canada

Party  British Columbia New Democratic Party

Education  Simon Fraser University

Lois Boone on the HST


Lois Ruth Boone (born April 26, 1947) is a Canadian politician. She served as MLA for Prince George North from 1986 to 1991, and Prince George-Mount Robson from 1991 to 2001, in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. She is a member of the British Columbia New Democratic Party.

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Career

Boone held a number of brief positions in the Executive Council of British Columbia, including Minister of Government Services, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister of Transportation and Highways. Later government roles included the Minister for Children and Families and Deputy Premier.

After stepping down from provincial politics, Boone was re-elected as a school trustee for School District #57. In October 2010, she announced she would seek the NDP nomination in the by-election in the federal riding of Prince George-Peace River.

At the November 23, 2010 School District #57 public board meeting, she announced she would not be seeking renewal of her position as vice-chair of the board nor would she be seeking re-election as a trustee. She stated that her decision predated her decision to enter federal politics and was due to the unease she felt over being a part of so many school closure decisions and an unwillingness to continue to "do the government's dirty work".

Federal politics

On May 2, 2011, she was defeated by Conservative Party member, Bob Zimmer, in the federal Canadian election by 62% to 25%.

References

Lois Boone Wikipedia


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