Education

One of the things I enjoy most about living and working in Vancouver-False Creek, is that within a couple blocks of my home and office, I get to hear the energetic sounds of children playing outside Elsie Roy Elementary. It is a terrific sound of vibrance and life in the middle of the bustle of …

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Thank You

Congratulations to Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberals for a tremendous victory.  I will be honoured to serve in a BC Liberal government and represent the residents of Vancouver-False Creek. I was proud to run alongside Premier Christy Clark and her BC Liberal team.  Christy was a model of hard work during the campaign, …

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The Issues in this Campaign

During this campaign, I have very much enjoyed the opportunity to listen to the perspectives of the voters of Vancouver-False Creek, and to share some of my ideas. Voters deserve to know where the candidates stand on the important issues that concern them. I think it is the obligation of any candidate to be open …

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Open Data is a Key to Transparency

Governments collect and administer a tremendous amount of data. With the advent of the internet it is now easy to share that data. Many governments have started initiatives to allow free use of government data which has no legal, security or privacy concerns. This is commonly known as “open data”. In July 2011, B.C. launched …

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Arts and Culture in Our Community

The Vancouver False Creek riding is truly blessed to have one of the greatest concentrations of arts and cultural activities and facilities in the country. Arts and culture entertains us, educates us, enriches us, and employs us. In such a small area we have the Orpheum, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the Playhouse, the Vancouver Art …

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Advance Voting Starts Today

Voting in a BC Provincial Election has never been easier. If you vote at an Advance Poll you can beat the rush and still have your vote counted on election night! Starting today (Wednesday May 8) until Saturday May 11 you can vote at any one of the following locations between 8 am and 8 …

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Video Town Hall on Wednesday May 8 at 7:30 pm

I will be hosting an on-line video Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, May 8th at 7:30 pm. This is an opportunity for residents of Vancouver-False Creek to learn my perspectives on the issues and to ask questions. Over the course of the campaign, I have utilized many techniques in an effort to engage the residents of Vancouver-False Creek.  These …

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Olympics

The feeling defies description.  I was center stage at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics to accept the Olympic flag on behalf of Vancouver and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. With more than 1 billion viewers, the eyes of the world were literally ‘on’ Vancouver, and I was a basket of nerves. …

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Environment

I am committed to making every neighbourhood in Vancouver-False Creek wonderful places to live and ensuring that residents enjoy a high quality, environmentally sustainable lifestyle. I often have to explain to residents of Vancouver-False Creek that they are some of the most environmentally responsible people in Canada. Here are a few things to consider. Downtown …

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