Monday, January 23, 2012

MLA: Hon. Shirley Bond - Prince George-Valemount - Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Our earnest prayer for MLA: Hon. Shirley Bond, as she meets the daily challenges of an MLA, is Psalm 91:1-4 “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. His truth shall be your shield and buckler." As British Columbians we are indeed blessed to have a legislator of her, commitment, experience and integrity who has been chosen to lead in these two very important portfolios. Lord, may Your will be done as we pray for divine wisdom, direction, vision and favour on all of her endeavours. May You continue to guide her in making right, good and needed changes for our province, many of which are already evident. May she know an abundance of Your love, strength and encouragement as You keep her family safe and in good health.
In the Name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Shirley Bond was appointed Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General on March 14, 2011. She was re-elected for a third term as MLA for Prince George-Valemount in 2009.

Shirley has previously served as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Minister of Education and Minister responsible for Early Learning and Literacy and Deputy Premier, Minister of Advanced Education and Minister of Health Services.

She also serves as Vice-Chair of the Treasury Board, chaired the Cabinet Committee on New Relationship Coordination, and sat as a member of the Cabinet climate Action Committee. She is also part of the Cabinet Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth.

Before her election to the Legislative Assembly, she served three terms on the Prince George School Board, the last as chair. She also worked with the continuing education department of the Prince George School District, becoming its business manager. She was given the B.C. Interior, North & Yukon Woman of Distinction Award for her work in public education.

Minister Bond has an arts and science diploma from the College of New Caledonia and, up until becoming MLA, was working on a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at the University of Northern BC.

She was protocol director for the 2001 Special Olympic Summer Games and sat on the boards of Carey Theological College, the Personal Living Choices Society, the Trinity Opportunity Fund Grants Committee and the City of Prince George's Standing Committee on Youth.

Shirley and Bill Bond live in Prince George. They have twin adult children.


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