BCIT president to join NDP as deputy minister
Media outlets have are reporting that B.C. Institute of Technology president Don Wright has resigned to head of the civil service as a deputy minister should NDP leader Adrian Dix win the provincial election.
Wright has a long and respected career as a civil servant, having been deputy minister of forests under the Liberal government from 2001 to 2003, as well as deputy minister of education for the NDP in 1996.
He has a background in the forest industry and labour relations, and penned a 2003 report for government on how to overhaul negotiations between the province and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation.
Wright also sat on the B.C. Business Council, and has a PhD in economics from Harvard University.