Heavenly Father, thank you for gifting Skeena MLA: Doug Donaldson with many skills and much training and experience for the community he serves and the position he holds as Opposition Spokesperson for Children and Family Development. Grant him fresh eyes to see and suggest your vision for the province in these areas. May Mr. Donaldson and his family experience your presence and protection this autumn. We pray this in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Doug Donaldson was elected as MLA for Stikine in May 2009 and re-elected in May 2013.
Doug serves as Opposition Spokesperson for Children and Family Development.
Prior to becoming an MLA, Doug worked for Storytellers’ Foundation, a non-profit organization focusing on community economic development in the region including local food action initiatives. His previous work in Stikine included jobs in forestry, tourism, education, communications and journalism. He has worked as a biologist with a forestry consulting business, as a reporter and columnist with a weekly newspaper, communications director with the Gitxsan Treaty Office, coordinator of the cultural tourism program at Northwest Community College, and instructor with the Gitxsan Wet’suwet’en Education Society. He has also owned and operated businesses in the B.C. Rockies.
Doug’s many years in the Northwest included living in Smithers and Telkwa before settling in Hazelton where he was a four-term municipal councillor. He has travelled extensively throughout the Stikine constituency which overlays the traditional territories of seven First Nations.
Doug is married and has two adult children. He enjoys skiing, hiking, running and tending to his chickens, turkeys, sheep and llamas. His formal education includes an undergraduate degree in biology and a master’s degree in journalism.