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Elizabeth Cull


Elizabeth and her husband moved to Burnside Gorge in the summer of 2017 after living for over 30 years in Fairfield and Oak Bay. Elizabeth has a MA in Community and Regional Planning from UBC and worked for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing before deciding she could have more impact on public policy as an elected member of the Legislature. First elected to the BC Legislature in 1989 in the riding of Oak Bay-Gordon Head, she was re-elected in 1991, and served as Minister of Health, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations. After leaving elected office in 1996, Elizabeth established her own consulting firm, assisting private and public sector organizations understand the public policy process. Besides a passion for politics and public policy, Elizabeth is an avid gardener and owned a gardening business in Oak Bay before “retiring” to Burnside Gorge. Elizabeth has taught part-time at Royal Roads University in the areas of leadership development, systems thinking, public policy and the political process. She is currently on the faculty of the United Way of the Lower Mainland’s Public Policy Institute where she assists non-profit organizations make effective presentations to decision-makers. Elizabeth is also a regular media commentator on provincial political affairs.