Heavenly Father, it is a privilege to lift up our Premier, Christy Clark, in prayer to You today. Thank You for her hard work and dedication in her role as leader of our province. Psalm 36 says: “Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies.” We pray Christy will sense Your love and faithfulness as she daily makes decisions that impact our province. May You give her strength and wisdom to accomplish the purposes You have set before her in order to better our province. Give her good health, rest and intimate time with her family. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Christy Clark was sworn in for her second term as British Columbia’s 35th Premier on June 10, 2013 and was elected Westside-Kelowna MLA in a by-election on July 10, 2013.
She previously served as the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey (2011-2013), Port Moody-Burnaby Mountain (1996-2001) and Port Moody-Westwood (2001-2005). She has served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Education, Minister of Children and Family Development and vice-chair of Treasury Board.
She took a break from government in 2005 to spend more time with her family. She worked in the media during her time from government, including as a columnist and commentator and host of the “Christy Clark Show” on CKNW.
Premier Clark brought the anti-bullying “Pink Shirt Campaign” to British Columbia to raise awareness of issues related to bullying in our schools, workplace and communities.
She has received several awards, including the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the 2009 Woman of the Year in BC by the Consumer Choice Awards. She attended Simon Fraser University (SFU), the Sorbonne (France) and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK), studying Political Science and Religious Studies. She was born and raised in Burnaby and graduated from Burnaby South Senior Secondary.