Ed Conroy was appointed
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and Minister Responsible
for Rural Development on November 1, 2000.
He previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and as Parliamentary Secretary
to the Minister of Transportation and Highways. Mr. Conroy
was Government Caucus Chair from March 2000 to November 2000
and also served in that role from June 1996 to October 1997.
Mr. Conroy was first elected to the Legislative Assembly
in 1991 and was re-elected in 1996. He represents the riding
Before his election, Mr. Conroy was a towboat worker with
Pope and Talbot. He also breeds purebred cattle.
Born in Rossland, Mr. Conroy was raised in Castlegar and
attended Selkirk College in Castlegar and the University of
Victoria, where he majored in political science and philosophy.
He is a former Castlegar school trustee and school board
vice-chair. He was a member of the local BC Hydro impact committee
for hydro development, the city's Celgar expansion advisory
committee and the Columbia Basin Trust board of directors.
Ed and Katrine Conroy live in Pass Creek and have four children.