Welcome to your Vancouver-West End Community Website
Spring is in the air and it's a beautiful sight to see. I’m busy in the Legislature working to bring improvements in a whole bunch of areas right now. There’s much to be done to better our province.
As many of you know, there was a violent incident at our community office. The justice system will proceed accordingly. Thank you to all who reached out with support - it is truly appreciated.
We held our 3rd successful Renter’s Workshop. We recently helped defeat an illegal rent increase which will save the tenants hundreds of dollars by year end.
I have been fighting for over half a decade to improve access to mental health services and a revitalized St. Paul's Hospital.
I'm glad that St. Paul’s will have 9 new mental health beds added, and an outreach team in the community. We are still working to get the hospital rebuilt. Read more here
Save The Agricultural Land Reserve and BC’s food security
Thanks for all of your feedback. Rest assured that I will oppose the BC Liberal governments plan to gut the Agricultural Land Reserve. I invite you to sign the petition voicing your opposition here.
Remembering ted northe
I was saddened to hear that community leader ted northe had passed. His community contribution was immeasurable. You can watch my tribute to ted in the Legislature here.
Join me for a fun Earth Week event
I would like to invite you to join me in Stanley Park on Sun. April 27 as we celebrate Earth Week.
If I didn’t include enough to spark debate in this newsletter, I’ll leave you with this an image of artist Choi Jeong Hwa's Flower Tree that is about to be installed at English Bay as part of the Vancouver Biennale. I love good debate, and I’ve noticed on my Facebook page that it’s often art that brings out the best conversations and discussion.
As always, if you require assistance, please contact the office for resources and advice.