Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture and MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, was diagnosed last week with a medical condition requiring heart surgery.
She is receiving medical care, and is expected to make a full recovery, the provincial government said Monday.
“I know our colleagues on both sides of the legislature join me in wishing Minister Beare a speedy recovery,” said Premier John Horgan. “We send her and her family our very best wishes, and look forward to seeing her return very soon.”
Beare, a former school trustee, will be absent from the legislature for a few weeks while she recuperates.
Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham will assume Beare’s duties during her absence.