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New BC cabinet blends experience, fresh eyes

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark announced a new cabinet today that includes a mix of veteran ministers and people who are new to the provincial government. 

"This team I have chosen is a blend of experience and fresh eyes," Clark said during an event funded by corporate sponsors at Canada Place in Vancouver.

Clark reappointed Michael de Jong to finance, Stephanie Cadieux to children and family development, and Steve Thomson to forests, lands and natural resource operations. She moved returning ministers Rich Coleman to natural gas, Terry Lake to health and Shirley Bond to jobs, tourism and skills training.

Positions for newcomers included Suzanne Anton in justice and Attorney General, and Peter Fassbender in education.

The complete list is here:

Rich Coleman: Natural Gas Development and Deputy Premier

John Rustad: Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Amrik Virk: Advanced Education

Pat Pimm: Agriculture

Stephenie Cadieux: Children and Family Development

Coralee Oakes: Community, Sport and Cultural Development

Peter Fassbender: Education

Bill Bennett: Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review

Mary Polak: Environment

Michael de Jong: Finance and Government House Leader

Steve Thomson: Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Terry Lake: Health

Teresa Wat: International Trade, Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism

Shirley Bond: Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour

Naomi Yamamoto: Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business

Suzanne Anton: Justice and Attorney General

Don McRae: Social Development and Social Innovation

Andrew Wilkinson: Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

Todd Stone: Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Deputy House Leader

Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee's Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria. Find him on Twitter or reach him here.

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