SEVEN HILLS—Former cabinet minister Gordon Wilson will discuss economic issues related to the development of liquefied natural gas next week in a North Island appearance sponsored by the Port McNeill and District Chamber of Commerce.
The public forum, scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Seven Hills Golf & Country Club, is part of the Chamber’s small-business roundtable. It is open to all interested parties.
Wilson was appointed the LNG-Buy BC Advocate in October 2013 by the Premier, and tasked to help connect B.C. businesses with the opportunities that LNG development presents.
Wilson was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1991 and was re-elected in 1996. He represented the riding of Powell River-Sunshine Coast. He became leader of the Official Opposition following the 1991 election and led the Progressive Democratic Alliance party of British Columbia from December 1993 to January 1999. He was appointed special constitutional adviser to the Provincial Government in January 1997.
He has served as Minister of Forests, Minister of Employment and Investment, Minister of Education, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations and Minister Responsible for BC Ferries.
Prior to his time in the Legislature Mr. Wilson spent 17 years lecturing and conducting research in economic geography and resource management at Capilano University (College) and was elected to the Sunshine Coast Regional District Board in 1985, where he served as a director until 1992. He has also served as an executive member of the Association of Vancouver Island Municipalities.