Jesus, as we come to You in prayer on behalf of the Honourable Mary Polak our Minister of Environment, we are reminded of the great responsibilities she carries in this portfolio that effects so many. We pray for increased wisdom and clear direction along with right decisions as she envisions and anticipates the needful changes critical to the care of our environment. May You continue to surround her with excellent, competent and loyal staff to help carry out the work you have called her to. We pray Your daily blessings of strength and good health be hers in great measure. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Mary Polak was re-elected to the B.C. Legislature in 2013, having represented the constituents of Langley since 2005. She was appointed Minister of Environment on June 10, 2013.
She is currently vice-chair the Environment and Land Use Committee, and is a member of the Cabinet Working Group on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), and the Priorities and Planning Committee.
Previously, she served as the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Minister of Children and Family Development and Responsible for Child Care, Minister of Healthy Living and Sport, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health for the Conversation on Health.
Before being elected to the Legislative Assembly, Mary served as a trustee and former chair of the Surrey school board.