Darcy keeps health critic portfolio
New Westminster MLA Judy Darcy retained her health critic portfolio in the New Democratic Party's shadow cabinet reshuffling by new leader John Horgan on Wednesday.
"I'm thrilled. I'm over the moon. There's so much work to be done advocating for the health care community," said Darcy, a rookie MLA and former head of the B.C. Hospital Employees Union. "It's what I wanted to continue doing. I have a deep a abiding passion for improving our health care system."
Darcy was named health critic following the May 2013 election by then opposition leader Adrian Dix. He later resigned and was replaced by Horgan, who Darcy supported prior to him being acclaimed as leader when no other challengers surfaced.
Darcy dismissed the suggestion her early support helped her keep the position.
"I don't think so because at the end of the day everybody supported John," said Darcy. "I hope that it means he thinks I've done a good job and that I can still be a strong advocate for health care."