Fin Donnelly

Coquitlam-Burke Mountain

Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Aquaculture
Fin's Community Office
510 – 2950 Glen Drive Coquitlam, BC V3B 0J1
(604) 942-5020

About Fin

Fin Donnelly was elected MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain in the 2020 general election. He is the Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Aquaculture. He is also a member of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth and the the Special Committee to Appoint an Ombudsperson.

Prior to running for provincial office, Fin served as a Coquitlam City Councillor from 2002-2009, and Member of Parliament for New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody-Coquitlam from 2009-2019. 

During his time in Ottawa, Fin introduced bills to protect West Coast waters. He founded the All-Party Oceans Caucus, a cross-partisan group of MPs and Senators committed to promoting ocean health.  

Prior to being elected to public office, Fin was a well-known community and environmental advocate. He completed fourteen environmental marathon swims, including twice swimming the 1,375 km length of the Fraser River. In 1996, he founded the Rivershed Society of BC. 

Fin was honoured by the Squamish Nation for his stewardship work, and given the name IyimYewyews, which means Orca, or strong swimmer in the animal world.  

Fin lives in Coquitlam with his wife Lynda. 

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Latest News for Fin Donnelly

NDP Tri-Cities MLAs sworn into Legislature

VICTORIA – Four Tri-Cities New Democrat MLAs were sworn into the Legislature virtually today following an historic election. Fin Donnelly, Rick Glumac, Mike Farnworth, and Selina Robinson joined the largest BC New Democrat caucus ever elected. The 57 new BC NDP members were sworn in …