Sheila Malcolmson


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About Sheila

Sheila Malcolmson was elected as MLA for Nanaimo in 2019.

Prior to her election as an MLA, Sheila was elected four times to the Islands Trust Council, serving six of those years as Chair of the Islands Trust Council, where she championed fair ferry service, marine safety and oil spill prevention. She signed a government-to-government protocol between the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Islands Trust – establishing a relationship of respect and cooperation in planning, land use management and heritage conservation.

In 2015, Sheila was elected as federal MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. As an MP, she was a leading advocate for solutions to vessel abandonment, oil spill prevention, and women’s equality.

Prior to entering public life, Sheila worked for Energy Probe and the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy. She also served as an advisor to the Saskatchewan Electrical Energy Options Panel and Queen’s University Environmental Policy Centre and was a board member for the Conservation Council of Ontario and the BC Sustainable Energy Association. Sheila holds a B.A. in Environmental and Resource Studies from Trent University.

Sheila lives on Gabriola Island with her partner Howard, a fisheries biologist and climate change researcher.

Latest News for Sheila Malcolmson

Local MLAs welcome $150,000 for flood preparedness in Nanaimo

Nanaimo – New Democrat MLAs Sheila Malcolmson and Doug Routley are welcoming $150,000 in funding from the province to support Nanaimo in preparing for and responding to floods. “Climate change is causing more frequent, unpredictable, and intense floods throughout B.C. …