|Name||Mike de Jong|
Abbotsford, British Columbia , Canada
Mar 05, 2013 09:28am
|Info||Michael de Jong was appointed Minister of Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation on August 15, 2006. |
He previously served as Minister of Labour and Citizens' Services, Minister of Forests, and while in Official Opposition served as Deputy House Leader and as critic for a variety of portfolios.
He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in a 1994 by-election to represent the electoral district of Matsqui. He was re-elected in 1996 and again in 2001 and 2005 to the new riding of Abbotsford-Mount Lehman.
Before his election, Mr. de Jong practiced as a lawyer in his Abbotsford firm. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carlton University in Ottawa and a law degree from the University of Alberta.