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MLA: Hon. Patrick Bell 

Prince George-Mackenzie

Minister of Forests, Mines and Lands

Elected: 2001, 2005, 2009


E-mail: pat.bell.mla@leg.bc.ca
Web site: www.patbellmla.bc.ca

Room 138
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
V8V 1X4

Prince George Constituency

103 – 770 Central Street
Prince George, BC
V2M 3B7


250 387-6240


250 612-4194


250 387-1040


250 612-4191


Mackenzie Constituency
131C-403 Mackenzie Boulevard
Mackenzie, BC
V0J 2C0
PO Box 2125



250 997-5281



250 997-5631

Pat Bell was re-elected to a third term as MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie on May 12, 2009 and appointed Minister of Forests, Mines and Lands on October 25, 2010.

Bell was first appointed Minister of Forests and Range on June 23, 2008.  He previously served as Minister for Agriculture and Lands and as Minister of State for Mining.

Bell was elected to represent the riding of Prince George North in the 2001 election and re-elected in 2005.

He has served on the Government Caucus Committee on Natural Resources and B.C. Task Force on Mining, and as chair of the Small Scale Salvage Review Committee. Bell has also served on the Legislative Select Standing Committees on Education and Crown Corporations.

Prior to becoming an MLA, Bell owned a trucking company and co-owned a logging company. He owns two Wendy's Restaurants in Prince George.

Committed to youth sport, Bell chaired the junior golf program at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club from 1993 to 1997. He also coached high school volleyball and supported the Prince George Barracuda Swim Club. Bell served for several years on the Tourism Prince George Board of Directors.

Born in Vancouver and educated at the University of British Columbia, Bell has lived in Prince George since 1988. He and his wife Brenda have three children.