Tuesday, July 12, 2011

MLA: Douglas Horne - Coquitlam-Burke Mountain

Today we lift MLA Douglas Horne up to You Lord and ask that You would keep him in the palm of Your hand and direct and guide him in all of the roles and functions that he has assumed as MLA.  As he goes about his days may he do so in the revelation of the love and joy that You have for him and his constituents.  We pray that all of the tasks that he undertakes will go well and be effective in all aspects.  Grant him and his family a relaxing and refreshing summer. In Jesus name we pray.    

Douglas Horne was elected as the MLA for the electoral district of Coquitlam-Burke Mountain in May, 2009. He is currently Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole (Chair – Committee of Supply), a Member of the Executive Counsel’s Legislative Review Committee, 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 previously a Member of the Provincial Treasury Board, 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. 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.

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

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