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Colin Hansen

The Honourable
Colin Hansen
MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena
In office
Preceded by Art Cowie
Succeeded by Andrew Wilkinson
Minister of Health Services
of British Columbia
In office
June 5, 2001 – December 15, 2004
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Corky Evans
Succeeded by Shirley Bond
Minister of Finance
In office
December 15, 2004 – June 16, 2005
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Gary Collins
Succeeded by Carole Taylor
Assumed office
June 23, 2008
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Carole Taylor
Minister responsible for Asia-Pacific Initiative
In office
June 16, 2005 – June 23, 2008
Premier Gordon Campbell
Succeeded by Ida Chong
Minister of Economic Development
In office
June 16, 2005 – June 23, 2008
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by John Les
Succeeded by Ida Chong
Minister responsible for Olympics
In office
June 16, 2005 – June 10, 2009
Premier Gordon Campbell
Succeeded by Mary McNeil
Minister of Health Services
In office
November 30, 2010 – March 14, 2011
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Kevin Falcon
Succeeded by Michael de Jong
Personal details
Born 1952[1]
Port Alberni, British Columbia
Political party BC Liberal
Occupation businessman

Colin Hansen was Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier for the Canadian province of British Columbia from June 10, 2009 to March 13, 2011. He had also served as Minister Responsible for Small Business since October 25, 2010. On November 30, 2010, he was additionally appointed as the Minister of Health Services.[2]

Hansen's previous portfolios include Minister of Finance (December 2004 – June 2005); Minister of Health Services (June 2001 – December 2004); and Minister of Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Asia-Pacific Initiative and the Olympics (June 2005 – June 2008).[2] He served as health critic, as well as the critic for employment and investment, and labour for the Official Opposition between 1996 and 2001.

He currently serves on the Treasury Board and the Select Standing Committee on Health.

Hansen was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in 1996 to serve in the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena. Before being elected to the legislature, he and wife, Laura, ran a small business in Vancouver. He has also served as vice-president of finance and administration for the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada. His volunteer work involves a number of community organizations, including serving as director for the Vancouver-Yokohama Sister Society and chair of the Vancouver Museum board of trustees.

Hansen was born and raised on Vancouver Island. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Victoria.


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  2. ^ a b "38th Parliament Members". Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 

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