Father, thank you for MLA Coralee Oakes and her passion for serving the people of BC. We ask that you guide her as she seeks to make improvements that will impact BC for years to come. We ask that you fill her with joy and peace as she carries out the initiatives she is passionate about and surround her with encouraging and committed people. Bless her with good health and safety. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Coralee Oakes was elected MLA for Cariboo North in 2013, 2017 and 2020. She currently serves as Opposition Critic for Emergency Preparedness. Prior to her election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Coralee was a two-term Quesnel City Councillor, and served as the Executive Director of the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce. Coralee is a Past President of the British Columbia Chamber Executives and has also served as a Director on the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Executives, Cariboo Chilcotin Tourism Association and numerous local not-for-profit organizations. In 2007, Coralee was appointed to the provincial Small Business Roundtable, representing rural small businesses, and was appointed to the Minister’s Council on Tourism in 2009. The same year, Coralee received the B.C. Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year award. She has also received the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association award of contribution.