Jim Doyle (Canadian politician)

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Jim Doyle
Mayor of Golden
In office
December 2002 – December 2008
Preceded byWalter Red Scott
Succeeded byAman Virk
In office
December 1981 – December 1990
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Columbia River-Revelstoke
In office
October 17, 1991 – May 16, 2001
Preceded byRiding Established
Succeeded byWendy McMahon
Golden Municipal Councillor
In office
December 1976 – December 1981
Personal details
Born (1943-10-28) October 28, 1943 (age 75)
County Down, Northern Ireland
Political partyBritish Columbia Liberal Party (2007-present)
Other political
British Columbia New Democratic Party (1979-2007)
ResidenceGolden, British Columbia
OccupationCanadian Pacific Railway

Jim Doyle (born 28 October 1943) is a politician in British Columbia, Canada.[1] Having served two terms as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Doyle was mayor of Golden, British Columbia for several terms.

Early life[edit]

Doyle was born in County Down, Northern Ireland, his passion for politics was sparked while working in Brisbane, Australia before emigrating to Canada in 1967.

Local government[edit]

Doyle was elected as a municipal councillor in Golden in 1976 and subsequently re-elected in 1978 and 1980, he went on to serve as mayor from 1981 to 1990.

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Following a 24-year career with the Canadian Pacific Railway Doyle was elected to the legislative assembly for the New Democratic Party in 1991 for the riding of Columbia River-Revelstoke, he was subsequently re-elected in 1996 and, during his second term as an MLA, held various offices within the provincial government, first as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Municipal Affairs. With the exception of a short period between February and November 2000 when Doyle was Minister of Forests he served as Minister of Municipal Affairs from July 1999 until his election defeat in May 2001.

Defeat and subsequent career[edit]

The 2001 legislative election saw all but two of incumbent NDP's candidates, including Doyle, defeated. In 2002 he successfully campaigned for election as Mayor of Golden. In October 2007, Doyle left the NDP and joined the BC Liberal Party.[2] He ran for re-election, in November 2008, as mayor of Golden but lost to councillor Aman Virk by a 573-568 vote.


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External links[edit]

British Columbia Provincial Government of Ujjal Dosanjh
Cabinet posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Cathy McGregor Minister of Municipal Affairs
November 1, 2000–June 5, 2001
George Abbott[1]
David Zirnhelt Minister of Forests
February 29, 2000–November 1, 2000
Gordon Wilson
British Columbia Provincial Government of Dan Miller
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
cont'd from Clark Ministry Minister of Municipal Affairs
August 25, 1999–February 24, 2000
Cathy McGregor
British Columbia Provincial Government of Glen Clark
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Jenny Kwan Minister of Municipal Affairs
July 21, 1999–August 25, 1999
cont'd into Miller Ministry

  1. ^ Merged into Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services