BC Minister of Forests Bruce Ralston was first elected MLA for Surrey-Whalley in 2005. He previously served as the minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and as minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology.
Ralston brings his understanding of trade and technology to the key priorities of the ministry, which include supporting the implementation of CleanBC – the government’s plan for climate action – and innovation in the clean technology sector.
Ralston was born in Victoria and grew up in Vancouver. He has degrees in history and law from the University of British Columbia and a degree in history from the University of Cambridge in England. Previously, he was a practising lawyer for many years.