Margaret MacDiarmid was appointed Minister of Health on September 5, 2012.
Elected MLA for Vancouver-Fairview in the 2009 general provincial election, Margaret previously served as Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government, Minister of Tourism, Trade and Investment and Minister Responsible for Intergovernmental Relations and Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for Early Learning and Literacy.
Margaret has been a family physician for 23 years. She served on the board of the BC Medical Association for 12 years and was president in 2006-2007. The BCMA is a voluntary association of 11,000 members comprised of British Columbia's physicians, medical residents, and medical students. During her time with the BCMA, Margaret met with key leaders from government and other organizations.