On Wednesday, July 1, Minister de Jong attended Abbotsfords Canada Day Parade on South Fraser Way. True to form, the minister donned his roller blades.
Mike de Jong learned about stretching the dollar at the hands of immigrant farmer parents. B.C. Premier Christy Clark has entrusted him with getting the best bang possible for the taxpayer buck. ABBOTSFORD — At a modest farmhouse in M...
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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.