Heavenly Father, we are grateful to You for MLA: Doug Donaldson and for the knowledge and experience he brings with him to his position. You have many plans and purposes for MLA Donaldson during his time in government and we pray that You would cause him to be open and willing to follow where You lead. We thank You for the passions and desires You have placed in his heart and ask that You would guide and mold them for the benefit of all and for the accomplishment of Your goals. May You grant him wisdom, discernment and energy in all that he does. May he and his family be blessed with good health; draw each one by Your Holy Spirit. We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Doug Donaldson was elected as MLA for Stikine in May 2009 and re-elected in May 2013.
Doug serves as Opposition Spokesperson for Children and Family Development.
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.