Erda Walsh was first appointed
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transportation
and Highways in March 2000 and was re-appointed in November
Previously, she served as the Vice Chair of Government Caucus
from October 1997 to July 1999, and then as the Acting Government
Caucus Chair from July 1999 to February 2000. From July 1999
until February 2000, she also served as Parliamentary Secretary
to the Premier. As well, Erda served as Deputy Chair of the
Committee of the Whole from March 1998 to February 2000.
Erda currently serves as Chair of the Select Standing Committee
on Forests, Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and is on
several other select standing committees, as well as a number
of special committees.
Prior to her election to the Legislative Assembly, Erda served
on the Cranbrook City Council. She was employed as a paramedic
for the B.C. Ambulance Service for over 15 years and was a
Regional Vice President for the Ambulance Paramedics of B.C.
In addition, she was a Commissioner with the B.C. Gaming Commission
from 1994 to 1996. Erda also worked for the Cranbrook Regional
Hospital for over 20 years, owned a small business and taught
first aid courses at College of the Rockies.
Erda and Gerry Walsh reside in Cranbrook and have a grown
son and daughter, one granddaughter and one grandson.