Father, we thank You for the strength that You have given to MLA Ralph Sultan, strength of character, integrity and the ability to understand the significance of his role clearly. May he be empowered to carry it out effectively and may he continue to be inspired by his work, We thank you for how you have given Ralph good health and long service to our province. And we ask that he would feel the appreciation of the people of British Columbia. In the name of Jesus, Amen ……………………….
Ralph Sultan was elected to the BC Legislature to represent the riding of West Vancouver-Capilano in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017. He is currently a member of the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
Ralph was previously the Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology and the Minister of State for Seniors. He previously served on the Legislative Review Committee, and the Government Caucus Committee for the Economy, was the Caucus Liaison for the Ministry of Finance, a member of the B.C. Mining Task Force, was Chair for the Government Caucus Committee for the Economy, and a Member of the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
Ralph is an economist, educator and businessperson who also maintains registration as a professional engineer (P.Eng.). Prior to attending university, he worked as a tree faller, a lineman on the construction of the Kemano-Kitimat transmission line, a surveyor’s helper on the Lillooet and Bridge River hydroelectric projects, and was an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers permit member.
Born in 1933, Ralph was raised in a family of ten in the Mt. Pleasant District of East Vancouver. He has lived on Vancouver’s North Shore since returning to B.C. His wife of 43 years, Shirley, a surgical nurse and rehabilitation clinic entrepreneur, died suddenly in 1999. He has four children and five grandchildren. He enjoys boating, skiing and gardening.