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Prime Minister Modi's Visit

Premier Christy Clark and Minister of Finance, Michael de Jong, welcomed His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, to British Columbia. The two leaders discussed new opportunities to grow the strong cultural and commercial ...

B.C. Forecasts a Surplus of Over $800 Million

Scoring a hat-trick of its own, the province of B.C. has managed to balance the books for the third year in a row. Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced on Tuesday that the third consecutive balanced budget will build toward a stro...

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Meet Michael de Jong


Michael de Jong grew up in Abbotsford, where he went to school, played hockey and started his law practice. He has served as Member of the Legislative Assembly representing Abbotsford for more than 20 years. He continues to serve as a senior member of the government cabinet.

Michael was named Minister of Finance and Government House Leader in September 2012. He was re-elected in 2009 as the MLA for the newly named constituency of Abbotsford West, an area he has represented since first being elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in a 1994 by-election.

His experience in government cabinet is extensive; he previously served as Minister of Health, Attorney General, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Minister of Labour and Citizens’ Services, and Minister of Forests.