Father, We ask that You would bless MLA: Honorable Terry Lake today. Watch over him as he deals with the many vitally important health related issues as Minister of Health. May You also lead him to accomplish those things that will have the greatest affect on the people of our province. We pray that you would strengthen him and give him periods of rest and special family times amongst his busy schedule. Amen.
Terry Lake was re-elected as MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson on May 14, 2013. He was appointed Minister of Health on June 10, 2013.
Terry currently chairs the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow, serves as vice-chair of the Treasury Board and Legislative Review Committee, and is a member of the Cabinet Working Group on Core Review.
Previously, he served as Minister of Environment. He also enjoyed stints as Parliamentary Secretary for Health Promotion to the Minister of Health Services, and Parliamentary Secretary for the Ranching Task Force to the Minister of Agriculture and Lands.
Terry has also served on the Select Standing Committees for Aboriginal Affairs, Health, and Legislative Initiatives. He was also a member of the Early Childhood Education Innovations Committee.
Terry was the Mayor of Kamloops from 2005-2008, and a city councillor from 2002-2005. He is a former Vice-President of the Union of BC Municipalities, and a former member of the BC Transit Board of Directors.
He is a former President of the Coquitlam Rotary Club as well as the Kamloops Recreational Soccer League. One of his most rewarding experiences was travelling to Tangalle, Sri Lanka in 2008 to assist with tsunami relief.
A veterinarian by profession, Terry is a recipient of the BC Veterinary Medical Association Award of Merit for Service and is a former Vice-President of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.
Terry and his wife Lisa have three daughters, a dog and a cat.