Melanie Mark has stepped down from her role as B.C.’s minister of tourism, arts, culture and sport.
Premier John Horgan said in a statement Wednesday that Mark has resigned from her cabinet portfolio and will go on medical leave in order to focus on “urgent” personal matters. She will remain as an MLA.
“While I regret that she will not be at the cabinet table, I respect her decision and her commitment to her constituents,” Horgan said.
Lisa Beare, minister of citizens’ services, will take over as tourism, arts, culture and sport minister, effective immediately, in addition to her current role.
Mark, who represents the riding of Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, was first elected as an MLA in 2016. Prior to serving as tourism minister, she was the province’s minister of advanced education.
Please see the statement from Premier John Horgan. I value my role and remain committed to the constituents of Vancouver – Mount Pleasant. I thank my family and colleagues for their support at this time. https://t.co/mHfo1jVxT8
— Melanie Mark (@melaniejmark) September 28, 2022