John Horgan

Canadian politician

John Joseph Horgan (born August 7, 1959) is a former Canadian politician. He was the 36th Premier of British Columbia from July 2017 until November 18, 2022. He was the leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party since May 4, 2014 until October 21, 2022.


John Horgan

36th Premier of British Columbia
In office
July 18, 2017 – November 18, 2022
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorJudith Guichon
Janet Austin
DeputyCarole James
Preceded byChristy Clark
Succeeded byDavid Eby
Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
In office
May 4, 2014 – July 18, 2017
Preceded byAdrian Dix
Succeeded byChristy Clark
Leader of the BC New Democratic Party
In office
May 4, 2014 – October 21, 2022
Preceded byAdrian Dix
Succeeded byDavid Eby
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Malahat-Juan de Fuca
In office
May 17, 2005 – May 12, 2009
Preceded byBrian Kerr
Succeeded byriding dissolved
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Juan de Fuca
In office
May 12, 2009 – May 9, 2017
Preceded byriding established
Succeeded byriding dissolved
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Langford-Juan de Fuca
In office
May 9, 2017 – March 31, 2023
Preceded byriding established
Succeeded byto be elected
Official Opposition House Leader
In office
April 26, 2011 – March 18, 2014
Preceded byMike Farnworth
Succeeded byBruce Ralston
Opposition Energy Critic
In office
April 26, 2011 – March 18, 2014
Preceded byDoug Donaldson
Personal details
Born
John Joseph Horgan

(1959-08-07) August 7, 1959 (age 64)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Political partyBritish Columbia New Democratic
Spouse(s)Ellie Horgan
Children2
Alma materTrent University (BA, 1983)
University of Sydney (MA, 1986)
OccupationPublic servant, consultant

Following the leadership election, he was appointed the Official Opposition Critic for Energy, and Opposition House Leader.[1] He was replaced by Bruce Ralston as Opposition House Leader following his entry into the 2014 leadership election.

On November 4, 2021, Horgan announced that he had a malignant tumor in his throat and needed radiation treatment.[2] On June 28, 2022, Horgan said he would step down as both premier and leader of the BC NDP party when a new leader was been selected.[3]

References

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  1. "Dix announces BC NDP shadow cabinet". The Tyee, April 26, 2011.
  2. "B.C. Premier John Horgan diagnosed with cancer, to begin radiation treatment". CBC News. Retrieved June 6, 2023.
  3. "John Horgan to step down as B.C. premier, asks party to hold fall leadership race". Global News. Retrieved June 6, 2023.

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