Lord we thank you today for MLA Coralee Oakes and her tenderhearted leadership. You have brought her into this role and have promised that you will get her through. Her compassion and sense of justice is a force to be reckoned with. We pray for security and protection over her as she stands strong for her constituents and their needs and leads them. 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.