Last month, Premier Gordon Campbell appointed Blair Lekstrom as his energy, mines and petroleum resources minister. This, after Richard Neufeld - the post's previous occupant - accepted an appointment to the Senate. But Mr. Lekstrom, who had been named the administration's community development minister just seven months ago, wasn't the only executive council member affected by Mr. Neufeld's departure. Healthy living and sports minister Mary Polak was also a beneficiary - filling the Treasury Board seat vacated by the former energy, mines and petroleum resources minister. That's the cabinet responsible for budget and management matters.
February 2, 2009