We call upon You, oh God of all creation, to look favorably upon MLA: Doug Donaldson another of our dedicated and hard working MLA’s. He has been devoted to many civic enterprises over many years and this experience has given him much insight in to the needs of this province and its citizens. Guide him Lord as he continues working for the people of our province. Keep him vibrant and healthy and put a net of safety over him and his family. In our Lord’s name we pray. Amen.
Doug Donaldson was elected as MLA for Stikine in May 2009 and re-elected in May 2013.
Doug serves as Opposition Critic for Aboriginal Relations.
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 undergradu