Father we lift up Doug Routley to You today and ask for strength and peace to surround him in all he does. Renew his vision and passion for helping people and serving this province. Amen………………………….
Doug Routley was re-elected as the MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan in 2017. He served as MLA for Cowichan-Ladysmith from 2005 until the riding boundaries were re-drawn, and was re-elected in 2009 and 2013. Doug served as the Official Opposition spokesperson for Citizen Services and deputy spokesperson for Forests – Forest Futures. He previously served as Opposition critic for skills training.
Doug was born May 9, 1961, in New Westminster, B.C., and grew up in Duncan, B.C. He comes from a family of educators and attended the public schools of the Cowichan Valley, then Camosun College, before travelling to Japan, where he lived and worked for one year.
While in Japan, Doug taught English and studied Sumea, traditional Japanese ink painting. He was a bicycle racer and while training in Japan, met a bicycle manufacturer. After his return to Canada, Doug established a bicycle retail and wholesale company which had dealers throughout Canada and the U.S.
Doug has two daughters, Sasha and Madeline.