PREVIOUSLY #7, 2012) B.C. FINANCE MINISTER
Budget Boss For Carole James, being appointed nance minister this past July was sweet vindication. The former leader of the BC NDP resigned that position in December of 2010 after a caucus revolt led byformer MLA and currentVancouver East MP JennyKwan. One ofher most vocal defenders at the time was John Horgan. Horgan, nowpremier, continues to show a huge amount of con dence in the 12-year Victoriaveteran—naming Jamesnot just nance minister but also his deputy premier. For however long this minority government lasts, James will be key to implementing theNDP’s ambitious agenda— and avoiding the party’s spendthrift past.