As we rise today let us ask for an extra blessing for MLA Janet Routledge. May she find hope and encouragement in each situation she finds herself in today. May she continue to serve her constituency well. We pray for protection on her marriage and her husband as she travels – in Jesus name – Amen.
Janet Routledge was elected as the MLA for Burnaby North in 2017.
For more than 30 years, Janet served the Public Service Alliance of Canada. She also represented workers on the federal Employment Insurance Appeals Board, and she was granted commenters status in the National Energy Board hearings on the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
Janet was a leader in the fight for women’s rights. She played a pivotal role in the effort to win pay equity settlements from the federal government and ensuring the voices of women were heard as positions of authority. She was founding member of the Everywoman’s Health Centre, and served for several years on its board of directors.
She has been involved in many non-profits, including CoDevelopment Canada, which provides financial aid to workers’ organizations in Latin America, and Toxic Free Canada, an organization instrumental in helping workers and environmentalists work together.
Janet lives in Burnaby with her husband, Bill Brassington.