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Glumac takes reins of PNWER

Port Moody-Coquitlam NDP MLA Rick Glumac is now the province's point person for the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region group.
Rick Glumac

The newly elected MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam has another title.

Last week, Rick Glumac was named the B.C. lead for PNWER — the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region — a group that studies transportation, environmental stewardship and technology in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana.

Glumac, who is also the parliamentary secretary for technology in B.C., has a background in high-tech.

“There are great opportunities to grow B.C.’s tech sector by strengthening partnerships within the Pacific Northwest region,” Glumac stated in a news release. “Universities and companies in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland can work together more to support and share research, and we can also improve transportation links."

Premier John Horgan announced Glumac's appointment last Friday before the start of PNWER's annual winter meeting in Victoria.