Deputy Speaker, B.C. Legislature
Bill Hartley, Deputy Speaker, was reelected in the constituency of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows in the 1996 general election. He has represented the constituency in the B.C. Legislature since 1991.
Following the general election of May 28, 1996, Mr. Hartley was appointed Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole for the first Session of the 36th Parliament. He also served on the following Select Standing Committees: Education, Culture and Multiculturalism; Health and Social Services; Agriculture and Fisheries; and Forests, Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. On March 26, 1998, he was elected Deputy Speaker.
Mr. Hartley was first elected to Maple Ridge Municipal Council as an alderman in 1983, and again in 1985, and was Mayor of Maple Ridge from 1987 to 1990.
Bill is founder of the Haney Alliance for Nuclear Discouragement, and the Alouette Arts Society. Other community involvements include the Cythera Transition House, Ridge Meadows Society for Mentally Disabled, and United Way North Fraser Governing Committee.
Bill is married and has one child.