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NDP’s Roly Russell sworn into Legislature as Boundary-Similkameen MLA

November 25, 2020 3:45 pm


VICTORIA – Roly Russell was sworn into the Legislature virtually today, as the new BC New Democrat MLA for Boundary-Similkameen following an historic election.

The 57 new BC NDP members were sworn in as part of part of British Columbia’s 42nd Parliament, all focused on supporting people through the COVID-19 pandemic and delivering on their commitments to British Columbians.

“I am keenly excited to be given the mandate to represent the people of the Boundary, South Okanagan, and Similkameen, both at home and in the Legislature,” said Russell. “I am eager for what we will achieve as a government to make life better here and around B.C. by putting people first.”

The election of this New Democrat caucus features a number of notable milestones, including:

  • First majority-women governing caucus in Canadian history
  • Largest BC NDP caucus in history
  • Highest number of IBPOC MLAs ever in a caucus in BC

British Columbians put their trust in New Democrats to lead the province’s pandemic recovery, and this diverse team will ensure no one gets left behind as we move forward.   

Learn More: https://bcndpcaucus.ca/news/57-new-bc-ndp-mlas-sworn-in-to-protect-and-support-british-columbians-through-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-recovery/

Link to downloadable MLA headshots: https://bcndpcaucus.ca/the-team/

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