Today we delight in You. You are the One who brings the sunlight and the rain, the One who knows the hairs of our head and the attitudes of our hearts. And You are the Author and Provider of all that we need—including our BC legislative representatives.
Michael de Jong was re-elected as MLA for the new riding of Abbotsford West in the spring of 2009
He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in a 1994 byelection to represent the electoral district of Matsqui. He was re-elected in 1996 and again in 2001 to the new riding of Abbotsford-Mount Lehman, where he was again re-elected in 2005.
Mr. de Jong was appointed Attorney General in June of 2009, he also serves as the government house leader.
Mr. de Jong previously served as Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.
Mr. de Jong has previously served as Minister of Labour and Citizens’ Services and Minister of Forests. Prior to that, he was deputy house leader for the Official Opposition and served as a critic for a variety of portfolios.
Before his election, Mr. de Jong practised as a lawyer in his Abbotsford firm. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Carleton University in Ottawa and a law degree from the University of Alberta.