Welcome to your Vancouver-West End / Coal Harbour Community Website
It's an honour to mark my 6 year anniversary as your MLA.
Thank you for your support of my work first as MLA for Vancouver Burrard and now for West End/Coal Harbour.
We've achieved a lot together so far.
We stopped the government from moving St. Paul's Hospital out of our community, got a commitment to rebuild it, now we need to seal the deal.
We helped found the Homelessness Prevention program the Vancouver Rent Bank, which has ensured hundreds of people including many constituents don’t become homeless.
We achieved a large increase in investment in the arts, despite the Liberals making the deepest cuts to arts in BC history.
Our advocacy for the film and creative sectors, and my advocacy for the creation of a standalone industry advocate led to the creation of Creative BC which will help us grow BC's creative economy.
We fought for our tourism industry, and forced the government to finally restore an independent tourism marketer, now known as Destination BC, a change very important for our community's economy.
LGBT issues have always been important here in our community. On the Human Rights front our advocacy ensured that when a hate crime happens that it is actually prosecuted as such.
We've improved health care, and ID services for Transgender British Columbians, with more to be done.
And of course we've stood up to bad landlords and forced many to back down from wrongful rent increases, and illegal evictions, with real changes to Residential Tenancy legislation ready to go when we finally get a government that cares for renters.
The list of achievements we've made together is long and varied.
Thank you for your support, work and advice. I’d like to personally thank my community office staff Murray, Parm, Chantille, and Elizabeth who work hard for you every day, and thank Sian, and Ryan who served with us before and of course my husband Romi.
I would not be a very effective MLA without their hard work and dedication everyday, or without your advice and ideas.
We have not always succeeded, but our hearts and minds have always been pointed at improving Vancouver West End /Coal Harbour, and our incredible province and country.
We're only getting started.
As always, if we can help on provincial matters, don't hesitate to contact me.