Brittny Anderson was sworn into the Legislature virtually today as the new BC New Democrat MLA for Nelson-Creston 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 honoured to be representing Nelson-Creston as part of the new NDP government,” said Anderson. “The challenges our province faces today are significant, but I am confident that by focusing on the needs of people we will recover and build a strong future for B.C.”
Brittny grew up in the Kootenays and lived abroad before settling back home. She studied at Selkirk College and has a Bachelors degree in International Relations from UBC Okanagan and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from the Central European University in Budapest.
She was elected to Nelson City Council in 2018 and served on the board of Regional District of Central Kootenay.
Professionally, Brittny has worked for the regional government in the environmental services department, focused on services such as resource recovery and water systems. Prior to being elected to city council, she co-founded The Cannabis Conservancy, which provides environmental certification in the emerging cannabis industry.
She led the project management for the development of “Sun and Earth Certified.” This regenerative certification builds upon the principles of organic agriculture, focusing on soil health, onsite nutrient fertility, empowering workers, and fostering community engagement.
Brittny lives with her partner Paul and dog Stella, she loves spending time with her family and enjoys playing in the mountains, year-round, with her friends.
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