Mary Polak is one of British Columbia’s leading government and regulatory affairs experts. Mary brings unparalleled knowledge and expertise to policy development, executive decision-making, Indigenous relations, and environmental management.
Having won four provincial elections, Mary has diligently represented her community of Langley as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for over 15 years. Mary spent most of that time as Cabinet Minister delivering for several key portfolios. She served as Minister of Environment, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Minister of Children and Family Development, Minister Responsible for Child Care, Minister of Healthy Living and Sport, and Minister of Health.
During her time in office, Mary was well-recognized for her thoughtful and hard-working approach that helped shape many successful public policies and programs the province benefits from today. Still passionate about advocating for others and public affairs, Mary frequently contributes to political panels and talk shows. Before her time in politics, Mary served as Trustee and Chair of the Surrey School Board.
Mary lives in Langley with her daughter and father, a proud and accomplished Korean War veteran.