Jim Nielsen






Born August 5, 1938 - Staff announcer CJVI Victoria 1959-60;

Morning news (with Vic Waters) CJOR Vancouver 1960-62;

Morning news/News Director/talk show with Roy Jacques CFUN Vancouver 1962-67;

Morning news/News Director CFAX Victoria 1967-68;

News Director/Operations Manager/talk show host CJORduring periods of 1968-75;

MLA Richmond (1975-79-83 elections) and Member Provincial Cabinet, 1975-86;

Chairman Workers' Compensation Board of B.C. 1987-89; President B.C. MRI 1992;

Political columnist Richmond Review/Capital News/Westside Weekly Richmond and Kelowna 1993-current;

Talk show host CKST Vancouver 1995-96;

Councillor 1999-2002Peachland and elected again for a three year term in 2005after a three year hiatus


Nielsen has been involved with all aspects of the party system during his political days including one federal, three provincial and even one local campaign. He served 14 years in elected public office. While serving as Deputy Government House Leader of the B.C. legislature, Nielsen employed his knowledge of B.C.ís parliamentary procedures and rules. Nielsen was a member of an all-party committee that revised the rules of the British Columbia legislature in order to ensure a more orderly manner of conducting business in the House





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