Father, thank you for Laurie Throness as he has served his Country and its people in diverse and strategic assignments for many years. He has built upon every opportunity and gifting You have given him. He has been strategically placed by you for such a time as this to be a leader, a pillar and a carrier of Your truth in the uncertain political realm. Lord, protect, undergird and guide him as he navigates and advocates for Children and Families. When confusion tries to overtake, give him clarity, resolve and avenues to bring righteousness and justice to our systems. Bless his family and protect them………………………….
Laurie Throness was elected MLA for Chilliwack-Hope in 2013 and re-elected as MLA for the newly aligned riding, Chilliwack-Kent, in 2017. He currently serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Children and Family Development and Child Care and is a mermber of the Select Standing Committees on Children and Youth and Parliamentary Reform, Ethical Conduct, Standing Orders and Private Bills. Laurie is a supporter of continuing education and lifelong learning. A graduate of Canadian Bible College in Regina with a degree in biblical studies, Laurie later went on to earn a degree in history from Waterloo University and a master’s degree in public administration from Queen’s University. In 2002, Laurie pursued a PhD in history at Cambridge University in the UK, and wrote a book (published in October 2008) about the history of our penitentiary (prison) system.