Father, please show Your favor to MLA: Doug Donaldson. We ask for Your help on his behalf so that he will be given a clear outlook each week as he works in our halls of government. We pray You will arrange all circumstances under his leadership so that they will produce positive outcomes for all concerned. May those around him also provide him valuable input where and when it is needed. Grant him good health and high spirits each day as he continues working diligently in the performance of his duties. We pray for all this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 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 undergraduate degree in biology and a master’s degree in journalism.