1944 – He was born on the 24th day of December of this year.
1986 – First elected to the BC legislature in this year’s election, he served in the cabinet of Premier Glen Clark under a variety of ministries on this year, including Minister of Forests and Minister for Energy and Mines.
1992 – He became deputy premier on this year.
1999 – He served as interim leader of the New Democratic Party of British Columbia and served as the 32nd Premier of British Columbia for six months in this year until year 2000.
2003 – He supported Bill Blaikie’s bid to become leader of the federal New Democratic Party on this year.
2005 – He was hired as an advisor for the province’s offshore oil and gas development team by the BC Government. He had also worked for a major pipeline company and a forest company since leaving office on this year.