Joan McIntyre was first elected in the riding of West Vancouver-Garibaldi in the 2005 provincial general election and re-elected in the riding of West Vancouver-Sea to Sky in 2009.
Joan was reappointed chair of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth and has also been reappointed to the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, which she previously served on as Deputy Chair. In addition, Joan also serves on the Cabinet Committee for Families First. Locally, Joan is the chair of the MLA Community Liaison Committee for the HOpe Centre for mental health and addictions under construction at the Lions Gate Hospital
During her tenure she served on the Agenda and Priorities Cabinet Committee, as well as Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations from June 2008 to June 2009.
Prior to politics in 1980, Joan co-founded the well-known BC polling firm of McIntyre & Mustel Research Associates Ltd., now Mustel Group Research. Joan worked in this profession until 2005 when she was first elected.
An avid sailor and skier, Joan takes full advantage of living in one of the healthiest and active ridings in Canada.
She is looking forward to her retirement in the spring of 2013.