Posted by: cherylyoung | June 17, 2015

Shirley Bond, Minister of Education and invited speaker to Sidney Meet Up

Honourable Shirley Bond


Shirley Bond was elected in 2001 and 2005 as the MLA

for Prince George-Mount Robson, and re-elected in 2009 and

2013 as the MLA for Prince George-Valemount.

Shirley was appointed Minister of Jobs, Tourism and

Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour on June 10, 2013.

In this role she will drive government’s commitment for job

creation and economic development by accelerating the

BC Jobs Plan and ensure that British Columbians are first

in line for the jobs of today and tomorrow by executing

on B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, which will re-engineer

our education and training system.

She also works closely with Destination BC to meet

the targets laid out in the Province’s tourism strategy.

With more than 13 years of Cabinet experience,

Shirley has served as Deputy Premier, Minister of

Transportation and Infrastructure,

Minister of Education, Minister Responsible for

Early Learning and Literacy, Minister of Advanced Education,

Minister of Health Services, and was the first female to hold

the position of Attorney General in British Columbia,

a title she held while Minister of Justice.

Shirley currently serves as the Chair of the

Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy,

Vice Chair for the Core Review Committee and she

is a member of the Treasury Board and the Priorities

and Planning Committee.

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.

Shirley lives in Prince George with Bill, her husband of

more than 30 years, and they love spending time

with their twin adult children

and their families, especially their grandsons,

Caleb and Cooper

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