Tuesday, March 15, 2011

MLA Douglas Horne Member for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain

Everlasting God, who knows the beginning to the end, we ask Your special blessing on MLA Douglas Horne today.  You see his long years of service and his future years as a servant of the people of British Columbia.  We ask that You would give him a creative vision to face the challenges of his portfolio.  We ask for Your blessing on his home and family to enrich them in health and love.  We ask for their security on every side and contentment within.

Douglas Horne was elected as the MLA for the electoral district of Coquitlam-Burke Mountain in May, 2009. He is the Deputy Chair of the Select Standing Committee for Public Accounts and a Member of the Select Standing Committee for Children and Youth. In addition, Douglas was a Member of the B.C. Local Government Elections Task Force, a Member of the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and a Member of the Special Committee to Appoint a Merit Commissioner.

Douglas has been active in federal, provincial and civic politics for many years. While working in Ottawa, he served as a Special Assistant to a former federal Minister, and as a Special Assistant to the former Speaker of the House of Commons, The Honourable John Fraser.

Before entering politics, Douglas was Managing Director – Corporate & CEO of Maple Leaf Studios Ltd. This leading international design and production studio has created innovative and engaging experiences for international themed attractions, World Fairs & Expos, visitor centres and destination resorts. Douglas was instrumental in the success of British Columbia – Canada Place (the log house) during the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy, built to promote the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition, Douglas worked with Russian business leaders and the City of Sochi on their successful bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. As well, Maple Leaf Studios and its partner, Shanghai Art-Design (a member of the Shanghai Media Group) were selected by Shanghai Expo 2010 for the central theme pavilions preliminary design competition. Maple Leaf Studios was also contracted to complete a preliminary design for the General Motors Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 during Douglas’s time with the firm.

Doug has lived in Coquitlam on Westwood Plateau with his wife and two children since 1996.

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