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MLA: Colin Hansen 

Vancouver-Quilchena


Elected: 1996, 2001, 2005, 2009

BRITISH COLUMBIA LIBERAL PARTY

 
E-mail: colin.hansen.mla@leg.bc.ca
Web site: www.colinhansenmla.bc.ca

Office:
East Annex
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
V8V 1X4

Constituency:
5640 Dunbar Street
Vancouver, BC
V6N 1W7

Phone:

250 952-7270

Phone:

604 664-0748

Fax:

250 387-9100

Fax:

604 664-0750

MLA Colin Hansen was first elected in 1996 to represent the electoral district of Vancouver-Quilchena and was re-elected in 2001, 2005 and 2009.

Colin serves on the Treasury Board.  He was re-appointed Minister of Finance and appointed Deputy Premier on June 10, 2009. He was given additional responsibility for Small Business on October 25, 2010, and served in both these roles until March 14, 2011. He previously served as Minister of Economic Development (June 16, 2005 to June 23, 2008), Minister of Health Services (June 5, 2001 to December 14, 2004) and a previous appointment as Minister of Finance (December 15, 2004 to June 15, 2005).

Colin served as health critic for the Official Opposition, as well as the critic for Employment and Investment, and for Labour. He sat on the Select Standing Committees on Crown Corporations and on Economic Development, Science, Labour, Training and Technology.

He also sat on the Official Opposition Caucus Committees on Health and Economy.

Colin received his bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Victoria in 1975. Before his election to the Legislative Assembly, he and his wife Laura owned and operated a small business they established in 1988. Prior to that, he was vice-president of finance and administration for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Colin served as a director of the Vancouver-Yokohama Sister City Society and chair of the Vancouver Museum board of trustees. Colin and Laura Hansen have two children and live in the Dunbar area of Vancouver-Quilchena.