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Welcome to your Vancouver-West End Community Website

Dear Friend,

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.

Renter’s Rights
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. 

Mental Health
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.



Upcoming events....


Earth Day Community Potluck Tues.
April 22 5:30 - 7PM
Gordon Neighbourhood House

Join me and your neighbours to share a meal and activities centered around the idea of growing food.  

For more information call 604-683-2554 ext. 205


Sun. April 27 - 12:15 pm
Earth Week Habitat Restoration
Stanley Park Pavilion

Join me and the Stanley Park Ecology Society for habitat restoration.

For more info, click here


Sun Apr 27 10 am-3 pm
Flea Market
King George Secondary School gymnasium

Funds raised go to the WECC Youth Programs and the 2014 King George Secondary School Grad Committee.


Spencer in the news...


"Drill, baby, drill’" it’s not, but Liberals’ Park Act changes raise suspicions

Vaugh Palmer of The Vancouver Sun writes on Bill 4 - The Parks Act and its' concerning implications

Read more  here


B.C. parks bill’s ambiguity on ‘research’ opens door to exploitation, critics say

Mark Hume The Globe & Mail writes on The Parks Act

Read more here


Stanley Park lions statues vandalized, once again

Vancouver police are investigating and the park board is making repair plans after it was discovered that two of Stanley Park's iconic lions statues were vandalized — again.

Read more from the CBC here


Fighting Bill 4 - The BC Parks Act

Read more from my column in The Georgia Straight here


Relief coming this summer after 10-year campaign for public toilet.

Read more in The Courier here


It's actually OK to admit it if you've been wrong.

Read a compelling Mother Jones story on BC's carbon tax here


B.C. legislation would allow more transgender people to change gender on birth certificate

Read more here

Spencer Herbert | Vancouver-Burrard MLA
Community Office:
923 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC
V6G 2L9

P: 604.660.7307
F: 604.660.7300
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