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Honourable Sheila Malcolmson

Sheila Malcolmson was first elected as MLA for Nanaimo in 2019. 

She previously served as Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, working to protect the environment and clean up coastal waters.  

Sheila was elected four times to the Islands Trust Council, serving six of those years as Chair of the Islands Trust Council, where she championed fair ferry service, marine safety and oil spill prevention. She signed a government-to-government protocol between the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Islands Trust – establishing a relationship of respect and cooperation in planning, land use management and heritage conservation.

In 2015, Sheila was elected as federal MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. As an MP, she was a leading advocate for solutions to vessel abandonment, oil spill prevention, and women’s equality.

Before entering public life, Sheila worked for Energy Probe and the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy. She also served as an advisor to the Saskatchewan Electrical Energy Options Panel and Queen’s University Environmental Policy Centre. She was a board member for the Conservation Council of Ontario and the BC Sustainable Energy Association. Sheila holds a B.A. in Environmental and Resource Studies from Trent University.

Sheila lives on Gabriola Island with her partner Howard.

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