Chilliwack/Victoria – Premier Christy Clark announced the appointment of John Martin, MLA for Chilliwack, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson.

Martin will work with Thomson to manage Crown land, protect B.C.’s natural heritage and work with the province’s forestry sector.

“John Martin has been a tireless advocate for a growing, diverse economy in the Fraser Valley,” said Premier Clark. “The communities that depend on a healthy forestry sector couldn’t ask for a more dogged, persistent champion to complement the work Steve Thomson has been doing for one of B.C.’s most vital industries.”

Wednesday’s announcement was made during the Premier’s address at the BC Natural Resources Forum.

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