Marc Dalton was first elected MLA for Maple
Ridge-Mission in May, 2009 and was re-elected in 2013.
Currently Marc is serving as the Parliamentary Secretary for Métis Relations to the Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. He is also a current member of the Select Standing Committee for Health, as well as Children and Youth.
Previously, Marc served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education for Independent Schools, as a member of the Families First Cabinet Committee, the Select Standing Committees on Education, and Aboriginal Affairs as well as the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information.
Marc has been on the political steering committee for Experience The Fraser, a visionary trails and tourism project for both sides of the Fraser from the Canyon to the Coast.
Marc speaks French and Spanish and frequently represents the province for Francophone events and conferences in British Columbia and Canada. Marc is also proud of his Aboriginal heritage (Metis) and he has enjoys connecting with the First Nations and Metis people.
Before being elected to the Legislative Assembly, Marc worked as a long-time teacher in the Maple Ridge School District at both the elementary and high school levels. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in French and History and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, both from SFU.
Raised in a military family, he lived in bases across the country and served in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves after graduating. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Maple Ridge. He is a resident of Maple Ridge and has been married to wife Marlene for 30 years. They have three grown children: Justin, Simone and Hannah.