Shirley Bond

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Shirley Bond
MLA
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Attorney General of British Columbia
In office
August 18, 2011 – June 7, 2017
Premier Christy Clark
Preceded by Barry Penner
Succeeded by Suzanne Anton
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General
In office
March 14, 2011 – February 8, 2012
Premier Christy Clark
Preceded by Rich Coleman
Succeeded by Mike Morris
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure of British Columbia
In office
June 10, 2009 – March 14, 2011
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Kevin Falcon
Succeeded by Blair Lekstrom
Deputy Premier of British Columbia
In office
December 15, 2004 – June 10, 2009
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Christy Clark
Minister of Education
of British Columbia
In office
June 16, 2005 – June 10, 2009
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Tom Christensen
Succeeded by Margaret MacDiarmid
Minister of Health Services
of British Columbia
In office
December 15, 2004 – June 16, 2005
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Colin Hansen
Succeeded by George Abbott
Minister of Advanced Education
of British Columbia
In office
June 5, 2001 – December 15, 2004
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Cathy McGregor
Succeeded by Ida Chong
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Prince George-Valemount
Prince George-Mount Robson (2001–2009)
Assumed office
May 16, 2001
Preceded by Lois Boone
Personal details
Born 1956/1957 (age 60–61)
Prince George, British Columbia[1]
Political party BC Liberal
Occupation Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training for British Columbia

Shirley Bond (born 1956 or 1957)[2] is a Canadian politician who was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2001. She was re-elected for a fifth term as MLA for the Prince George-Valemount riding in 2017. She was appointed Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister responsible for Labour on June 10, 2013 serving in that capacity until the Liberal government was unseated in a non-confidance vote in 2017. Bond previously served as:

  • Minister of Justice
  • Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for Early Learning and Literacy
  • Deputy Premier
  • Minister of Advanced Education and
  • Minister of Health Services.

She also served as vice-chair of the Treasury Board, chaired the Cabinet Committee on New Relationship Coordination, and sat as a member of the cabinet climate action committee. Before being elected to the legislative assembly, she served three terms on the Prince George school board. Bond lives in Prince George with Bill, her husband of more than 30 years, their twin adult children and their families, including grandsons Caleb and Cooper.

Prior to being elected, Bond was also attending the University of Northern British Columbia but did not attain her bachelor's degree. She has an arts and sciences diploma from the College of New Caledonia.

Electoral record[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2017: Prince George-Valemount
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Shirley Bond 10,094 58.69
New Democratic Natalie Fletcher 5,025 29.22
Green Nan Kendy 2,080 12.09
Total valid votes 17,199 100.00
Source: Elections BC[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shirley Bond - Education minister Bond shares her own inspriring story Mallam, Teresa. The Prince George Free Press [Prince George, B.C] 07 Oct 2008: A.16.
  2. ^ P.G. Mount Robson's Liberal candidates: Party members choose their candidate Friday and Saturday: [Final Edition] Hoekstra, Gordon. Prince George Citizen [Prince George, B.C] 27 Sep 2000: 5.
  3. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 

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