Former B.C. finance minister Carole Taylor is joining Premier Christy Clark’s staff as a “special advisor.”
At an unrelated event Monday, Taylor told reporters the premier offered her the opportunity to be one of the voices she hears.
“I am very grateful for that and I intend to be energetic and enthusiastic about that.”
Taylor served as former premier Gordon Campbell’s finance minister, and in 2001 was appointed as the chair of the CBC’s board of directors.
Early in her career, she was a Vancouver city councillor and a TV journalist.
In this new role, she will be paid $1 a year.
Carole Taylor says part of her job may be to help the provincial government tackle the issue of affordable housing.
“Housing is not an easy issue to deal with in a global economy which is what BC is and so I look forward our discussions as we wrestle it through. It won’t be there’s the answer it will be how can we do this better.”
The premier is expected to leverage Taylor’s deep ties in B.C.’s business community, using her to engage corporate leaders, refine government’s economic policies and provide strategic advice.