Father, we thank you for the opportunity to pray and today we raise up Coralee Oakes, we thank you for her service she provides for the Cariboo North. Bless her for her wisdom she has from time with Quesnel City Council and the Chamber in Quesnel. Give her wisdom to speak about issues that arise in Parliament. We pray a covering over her and her family. In Jesus name we pray Amen.
Coralee Oakes was elected MLA for Cariboo North in 2013 and 2017. She currently serves as Opposition Critic for Small Business. She sits on the Special Committee to Appoint an Information and Privacy Commissioner
Previously, she served as Minister of Small Business, Red-Tape Reduction and Minister Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch, and Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
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.
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.