Mike Morris was elected MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie in 2013, 2017, and again in 2020. He currently serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Public Safety and Solicitor General.
Mike has served as Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. First elected in 2013, he served as Parliamentary Secretary for Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and in that capacity, travelled the province conducting a wildlife habitat review. His report “Getting the Balance Right” was published in 2015, just prior to him being appointed the Minister for Public Safety and Solicitor General, a position he held until 2017.
Mike joined the RCMP in 1973, beginning his 32 year career in Prince George. He retired in 2005 after 14 transfers throughout much of northern BC. For most of his last 10 years of service, Mike was in charge of policing for the northern 75% of the province, visiting every First Nations community, village, town, district and city in his area of responsibility.
Mike has also been an adjudicator and mediator with the Health Professions Review Board, has served on the Drug Benefit Council for BC since 2009, and is the Past President of the BC Trappers Association.
Born in Quesnel, and with a passion for the outdoors, Mike has been an active hunter, fisherman, trapper and camper for over 50 years. He started hunting in the central interior in the early 70’s, and bought his first registered trapline in the area in 1984. Using those early years as a benchmark, he saw the cumulative effects of resource development and silviculture practices causing him to take those concerns to the provincial government as part of his role on the executive of the BC Trappers Association starting in 2005.
Mike maintains close association with policing and social justice issues through his two sons who are both RCMP members, a daughter-in-law who is a 911 dispatcher, and another daughter-in-law who is a social worker with First Nations children and families. He and his wife Chris have been married for 42 years.