VICTORIA (February 12, 2019) – Andrew Wilkinson released the following statement regarding the appointment of MLA Joan Isaacs as Assistant Deputy Speaker:
“I am pleased to announce that Coquitlam-Burke Mountain MLA Joan Isaacs will stand as Assistant Deputy Speaker in the upcoming session of the B.C. Legislature. Joan has been a strong advocate for her community and has demonstrated great skill in the House. Joan will bring a fresh perspective to this challenging role. Congratulations Joan!
“I would also like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to outgoing Assistant Deputy Speaker Linda Reid. Linda has been a distinguished member of our Legislature for 28 years and has served as Speaker, Deputy Speaker, and Assistant Deputy Speaker since 2009. Linda believes strongly in our BC Liberal team and in the opportunity for some of our newer MLAs to take on more prominent roles. She will continue her important work in the advancement and recruitment of women in B.C. politics. Thank you Linda!”