Honorary Chairman - Mr. Harry Bloy

Mr. Harry Bloy

Politics from 2001 to 2013

  • Member of the British Columbia Legislature; Elected  2001, Re-elected 2005 and Re-elected in 2009

Served as:  

  • Minister of Social Development
  • Minister of State for Multiculturalism
  • Deputy Chair, Committee of the Whole Chair, Finance Estimates Committee for 6 years
  • British Columbia Government Liaison to the Korean Community
  • British Columbia Government Liaison to the 2009 BC World Police and Fire Games (the most successful to date) 
  • Traveled to Australia to represent British Columbia
  • British Columbia Representative, Canada Free Trade Negotiations
  • British Columbia Special Liaison, International Investment Hosted International Investment Delegations to British Columbia

Served on the following committees:

  • Treasury Board
  • Cabinet Committee of Jobs and Skills Training
  • Cabinet Committee of The Future of Agriculture in British Columbia
  • Cabinet Committee for Natural Resources and Economy
  • Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information Act
  • Special Committee to Review the Protection of Privacy Act 
  • Special Committee to Appoint a Police Complaint Commissioner
  • Special Committee to Appoint a Conflict of Interest Commissioner 

Served on the following Select Standing Committees:

  • Finance and Government Services
  • Parliamentary Reform, Ethical Conduct, Standing Orders and Private Bills
  • Legislative Initiatives
  • Crown Corporations
  • Public Accounts 
  • British Columbia Agriculture Committee

Publications

  • “The British Columbia Estimates Process:  Issues and Reform”/ Canadian Parliamentary Review, Vol. 31 No. 4, 2008
  • “British Columbia’s unique Initiative Process: The HST case Study”/ Paper presented at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association 48th Canadian Regional Conference, 2010

Traveled:

  • Traveled to China, Korea, India and Australia to represent the government of British Columbia at State Functions

Honors:

  • Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Khights Hospitaller
  • Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, for service and community involvement 
  • Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, for service and community involvement
  • Lord Baden Powell Commemorative Centennial Medal, for lifetime commitment to Scouting
  • Scouts Canada

Medal for Good Service
Medal of Merit
Bar to the Medal of Merit

  • Professional Firefighters Association of British Columbia
  •   “Honoured for service to all firefighters”

Cancer presumption legislation
Heart presumption legislation
Right to Know legislation

  • Responsible for “Fallen Firefighters Monument” on the grounds of the Parliament Buildings in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Honoured by the British Columbia Korean Community and the Consul General of the Republic of Korea
  • Responsible for “Ambassador of Peace Monument”  situated at Central Park in Burnaby, British Columbia

Education

  • Directors Educational Program -The Institute of Corporate Directors
  • University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Simon Fraser University.   “Director training in strategic leadership taught by Canada’s leading corporate governance experts”
  • Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Diploma

Business Organizations

  • 2000 - 2010             Coquitlam Chamber of Commerce
  • 1999 - present         Burnaby Board of Trade
  • 1999 - 2003             Vancouver Board of Trade
  • 2003 - present         Canada Korea Business Association
  • 2006 - present         Chinese Federation of Commerce Canada Honorary Member
  • 2013 - present         Canada Korea Foundation, Director
  • 2015 - present         Burnaby Optimist Club, President

Past Business

  • President of a local telecommunications company
  • Director of two firms providing office rental space
  • President of a chain of convenience stores in British Columbia
  • National Marketing Manager of Mac’s Convenience Stores
  • Self Employed providing marketing solutions
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