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MLA: John Yap

Elected 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017
British Columbia Liberal Party


Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC  V8V 1X4
Phone: (250) 356-6171
Fax: (250) 387-9100


115 - 4011 Bayview St.
Richmond, BC   V7E 0A4

Phone: (604) 241-8452
Fax: (604) 241-8493
Toll Free Phone:


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In 2017, John was re-elected MLA for Richmond-Steveston.

John was given the role of Official Opposition Critic on Arts and Culture. He also serves on the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts and is  Deputy Chair of the Special Committee to Appoint an Auditor General.

John has served as Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology; Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism; Minister of State for Climate Action; Government Caucus Chair; and as Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Reform Policy to the Minister of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Minister Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch.

John has served on several committees, including the Cabinet Committee for a Strong Economy, the Cabinet Committee for Legislative Review, and the Select Standing Committees on Finance and Government Services, Education, Public Accounts, Crown Corporations and Health. He has been a member of the Special Committee to Appoint an Information and Privacy Commissioner, Special Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture, and the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. John has also been a member of the Treasury Board.

John attended the University of British Columbia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Genetics and a Masters of Business Administration.

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