VICTORIA – Sheila Malcolmson and Doug Routley were sworn into the Legislature virtually today as the BC New Democrat MLAs for Nanaimo and Nanaimo-North Cowichan.
The 57 new BC NDP members were sworn in as part of part of British Columbia’s 42nd Parliament, all focused on supporting people through the COVID-19 pandemic and delivering on their commitments to British Columbians.
“Thank you to my community for selecting me in the 2019 byelection and again this past provincial election,” said Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo. “I am going to continue to advocate for Nanaimo in the legislature, standing up as a voice for our vibrant population. I recognize that the changes our community has faced in recent times has not come without challenges but together we’ve made great progress and together we will achieve much more.”
“I’ve been proud to serve my community in the legislature since 2005 and I am looking forward to a new term as MLA,” said Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan. “Our government has accomplished a lot these past few years, creating child care spaces, funding hospital upgrades and building housing. In the face of hardship, we are delivering for people and working families and I am excited to continue this important work.”The election of this New Democrat caucus features a number of notable milestones, including:
- First majority-women governing caucus in Canadian history
- Largest BC NDP caucus in history
- Highest number of IBPOC MLAs ever in a caucus in BC
British Columbians put their trust in New Democrats to lead the province’s pandemic recovery, and this diverse team will ensure no one gets left behind as we move forward.
Link to downloadable MLA headshots: https://bcndpcaucus.ca/the-team/