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Jim Doyle (1999 - 2000)

Jim DoyleJim Doyle was the 21st Minister of Municipal Affairs. He held the portfolio from July 1999-February 2000, and from November 2000-May 2001. During his first term as minister, the government continued the Municipal Act Reform process. The ministry considered a variety of issues, such as water and sewer infrastructure, literacy and internet access, property assessment appeals, and fire service certification. When Doyle returned to the portfolio, the government continued its push for water-treatment measures, especially in small communities.

Doyle was a councillor for the municipality of Golden from 1976-1980. He was the town's mayor from 1981-1990. In 1991, he was elected as the NDP MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke. He was re-elected in 1996, and served as the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister of Forests. In 2002, Doyle returned to municipal politics as the mayor of Golden.

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“36th Parliament Members at dissolution on April 18, 2001: Hon. Jim Doyle, Columbia River-Revelstoke”. Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. 29 July 2008  <http://www.leg.bc.ca/Mla/36thparl/Doyle.htm>
British Columbia, Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Annual Report 1999-2000. Victoria: Province of British Columbia, 2000.
Hamett, Cindy E. “Smarting mayors pin hopes on Doyle”. Times - Colonist [Victoria, B.C.] 9 Aug. 1999, Final ed: C1.
Howell, Mike and Larry Pynn. “Province takes over B.C. town's water in dispute over chlorine”.  The Vancouver Sun. 11 Jan. 2001, Final ed: pg. A2.