Shirley Bond was first elected in 2001 as the MLA for Prince George-Valemount. She currently serves as the Interim Leader for the Official Opposition and Critic for Seniors Services and Long Term Care.
Shirley has extensive experience as a Cabinet Minister including Deputy Premier. She has extensive experience serving as Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Minister of Education, Minister Responsible for Early Learning and Literacy, Minister of Advanced Education, and Minister of Health Services.
She was the first female to hold the position of Attorney General in British Columbia’s history, a title she held while Minister of Justice. She has been honoured as a trailblazer in the B.C. justice system.
As a member of the Official Opposition, Shirley Chaired the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts and served as Finance critic.
Before her election to the Legislative Assembly, Shirley served three terms on the Prince George School Board, the last as chair. She was given the B.C. Interior, North and Yukon Woman of Distinction Award for her work in public education.
Shirley and her husband Bill were married for 41 years before Bill passed away in June 2020. Shirley lives in Prince George and loves spending time with with her family especially their twin adult children, and grandsons Caleb and Cooper.