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MLA: Bill Routley

Cowichan Valley


Elected: 2009

NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

 
E-mail: bill.routley.mla@leg.bc.ca

Office:
Room 201
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
V8V 1X4

Constituency:
Box 599
273 Trunk Road
Duncan, BC
V9L 3X9

Phone:

250 387-3655

Phone:

250 715-0127

Fax:

250 387-4680

Fax:

250 715-0139

 

Toll free:

1 877 715-0127


Bill Routley was elected MLA for Cowichan Valley on May 12, 2009. Bill serves as deputy opposition critic for Forests and Range.

Bill began his career in the Forest industry working at the Youbou Sawmill where he became active first as the Safety Chairman, and then as Plant Chairman. He was elected the President of IWA Local 1-80; now USW-Steelworkers Local 1-1937.

Bill served as a Pension Trustee on the IWA-Forest Industry Pension Plan. He was a member of the IWA-Forest Industry Pension Audit Committee, and was a Trustee on the IWA-Forest Industry Health and Welfare Benefit Plan. Bill's service to the community includes five years as a School Trustee in Lake Cowichan (1980 -1985).

Bill and his wife Charmaine enjoy the company of their two grown children, son Noah and daughter Alisha who have provided the gift of five wonderful grandchildren; ages four to nine years. While Bill and Charmaine currently reside in Duncan, they started their family in Youbou and then lived at Marble Bay on Lake Cowichan for many years. Bill and Charmaine were very active in Lake Cowichan with their involvement in Boy Scouts(Beavers) and Girl Guides.

Bill and Charmaine owned a home decorating business "Decorating Den" for many years.