Trent University alumnus John Horgan ’79 has been re-elected as premier of British Columbia, leading his party from a minority government to a majority.
After completing his undergraduate studies in History and Canadian Studies at Trent, Mr. Horgan received his Master’s degree in History in Australia. Upon returning to Canada, he eventually settled in Langford, British Columbia.
Shortly after, Mr. Horgan entered politics, rising to chief of staff for interim premier Dan Miller. He has been an MLA since 2005 and became the leader of the BC New Democratic Party in 2014. After his first election as leader, he was sworn in as Premier of British Columbia on July 18, 2017.
Trent alumni Sheila Malcolmson ’94 and Nathan Cullen ’85 were also elected to the B.C. legislature as part of the governing NDP party.