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, Critic for Seniors Services and Long-Term Care, and Critic for Health.
Bond 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 woman 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, Bond Chaired the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts and served as Finance critic.
Before her election to the Legislative Assembly, Bond served three terms on the Prince George School Board, the last as Chairperson. She was given the B.C. Interior, North and Yukon Woman of Distinction Award for her work in public education.
Bond and her late husband Bill were married for 41 years before he passed away in June 2020. Bond lives in Prince George and loves spending time with her family especially her twin adult children and grandsons Caleb and Cooper.