2018 February Chamber Luncheon with Mike de JongName: 2018 February Chamber Luncheon with Mike de JongDate: February 23, 2018Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PSTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:
"Critical Analysis of the Provincial Budget"
Meet Mike - Mike de Jong
Mike de Jong has served the people of Abbotsford and British Columbia since first being elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in 1994.
Mike has served as Minister of Finance, Minister of Health, Attorney General, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Minister of Labour and Citizens’ Services, and Minister of Forests. He also served as House Leader from 2005 to 2018.
Before being elected as an MLA, de Jong served two terms as the youngest elected school trustee for Abbotsford School District, and was a practising lawyer with his own Abbotsford firm. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in Ottawa and a law degree from the University of Alberta.
De Jong has also been involved with the Abbotsford-Matsqui Arts Council, the Matsqui Youth Commission, and holds the rank of Captain in the Canadian Armed Forces Air Force Reserve.
Still an avid hockey player, in his teen years Mike was a member of the Abbotsford Pilots Junior B hockey team. He attended Mouat Secondary School and still lives on the Matsqui Prairie farm where he grew up.