Dearest Heavenly Father, we thank You for the men and women who have a passion to help and serve others as Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan and Opposition Critic for Citizens’ Services and Open Government, does. We pray that You would send refreshing to him to uplift his spirit and cause him to know that his time and efforts are appreciated. May You direct his energies to where they could be best used and may You grant him success as he labours to accomplish all that You desire to accomplish through him. May You cause him to walk with integrity and be an example to those within his sphere of influence. May Your blessing rest upon him and his family. We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Doug Routley was elected as the MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan on May 12, 2009. He served as MLA for Cowichan-Ladysmith from May 17, 2005 until the riding boundaries were re-drawn.
Doug serves as opposition critic for Citizens’ Services and open government.
Doug was born May 9, 1961 in New Westminster, BC and grew up in Duncan.
He comes from a family of educators and attended the public schools of the Cowichan Valley and attended Camosun College before traveling to Japan, where he lived and worked for one year.
Doug has experience in logging, as a sawmill worker, treeplanter and in construction. He also has been a business owner and operator, school custodian and School Trustee.
While in Japan, Doug taught English and studied Sumea, traditional Japanese ink painting. He was a bicycle racer and while training in Japan, met a bicycle manufacturer. After his return to Canada, Doug established a bicycle retail and wholesale company which had dealers throughout Canada and the USA.
Doug has two daughters, Sasha and Madeline.