Pam Alexis sits at her desk in her Mission office. The MLA for Abbotsford-Mission has been appointed as the new Minister of Agriculture and Food. / Kevin Mills File Photo

Pam Alexis sits at her desk in her Mission office. The MLA for Abbotsford-Mission has been appointed as the new Minister of Agriculture and Food. / Kevin Mills File Photo

Pam Alexis named Minister of Agriculture and Food

This is the first cabinet position for Abbotsford-Mission MLA

Pam Alexis has been appointed as the new Minister of Agriculture and Food.

Alexis replaces Lana Popham, from the riding of Saanich South, who held the position since 2017. Popham is the new Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

READ: NDP’s Pam Alexis wins riding

Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin swore in Alexis and the rest of the new cabinet during a ceremony at Government House in Victoria on Wednesday (Dec. 7).

This is Alexis’ first cabinet position. The former Mission mayor was elected MLA of Abbotsford-Mission in November of 2020 when she defeated Liberal incumbent Simon Gibson by 744 votes.

ALSO: Pam Alexis back at work

British Columbia Premier David Eby chose to alter his cabinet, bringing in new faces from the backbench and replacing several senior cabinet ministers.

More to come.

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