- October 28, 1943 -
Jim Doyle is a British Columbian politician and former MLA. Born in Northern Ireland, he worked in Australia for a time before moving to Canada in 1967. He was elected a municipal councillor for the town of Golden, BC in 1976, re-elected in 1978 and 1980, and served his first run as mayor from 1981 to 1990. During his first few decades of politics he also had a 24-year career with the Canadian Pacific Railway. Doyle became MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke in 1991 and retained this position through two terms. He served as Minister of Municipal Affairs from 1999 until his election defeat in 2001, with the exception of a brief interlude in 2000 when he was Minister of Forests. After this, Doyle returned to municipal politics and served as mayor of Golden again from 2002 to 2008.