Keynote Speaker: 12:30 PM

Honourable Pat Bell
Honourable Pat Bell
Minister of Forests and Range, British Columbia
Ministry of Forests
Victoria, Canada

Pat Bell was re-appointed Minister of Forests and Range and appointed Minister Responsible for the Integrated Land Management Bureau in June 2009.

He was re-elected as MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie in May 2009.

He was first appointed Minister of Forests and Range in June 2008. He previously served as Minister of Agriculture and Lands as well as Minister of State for Mining.

Minister Bell was elected to represent the riding of Prince George North in the 2001 election and re-elected in 2005. He has served on the Government Caucus Committee on Natural Resources and British Columbia Task Force on Mining, and as chair of the Small Scale Salvage Review Committee. Minister Bell has also served on the Legislative Select Standing Committees on Education and Crown Corporations.

Prior to becoming an MLA, Minister Bell owned a trucking company and co-owned a logging company. He also owns two Wendy’s Restaurants in Prince George.