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Honorable Pat Bell, MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie and Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation. Pat will be speaking about JOBS STRATEGY as a whole for the North and across the province.
With projected shortages in labour for many industries forecast for the next decade, businesses will be required to create, explore and develop innovative strategies. This will be a timely discussion and important to businesses in the North.
Pat was appointed Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation on March 14, 2011. He was re-elected for a third term as MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie in 2009. Pat also chairs the Small Business Roundtable and the Cabinet Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth. Prior to becoming an MLA Pat served on the Board of Directors for Tourism Prince George. He has worked in the hospitality business his entire life, both at the corporate level and as a small business owner. He has also owned a trucking company and co-owned a logging company.
Pat has previously served as Minister of Forests, Mines and Lands, Minister of Forests and Range, Minister Responsible for the Integrated Land Management Bureau, Minister of Agriculture and Land as well as Minister of State for Mining