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Joyce Murray

Vancouver Quadra

Joyce Murray was first elected as Vancouver Quadra’s voice in Parliament in 2008…and hit the ground running!

In Ottawa, Joyce is a fierce advocate for a variety of issues: environment and climate change; building a stronger, greener economy with emphasis on job creation and support for small businesses; human rights and women’s rights; education with a focus on financial support for college and university students; health and home care; and preventative health.

In December 2010, Joyce introduced her Private Member’s Bill C-606, legislating a crude oil tanker ban in the inland waters around Haida Gwaii known as Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound. This bill formalizes the long-term moratorium on oil tanker traffic on BC’s Pacific North Coast, first established by the Liberal government under Prime Minister Trudeau in 1972, and respected by successive governments until recently.

In October 2009, Joyce was appointed as Liberal Critic for Amateur Sport, indeed a noteworthy portfolio as Vancouver, BC and Canada hosted the world during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As Critic for Amateur Sport, she is keen to develop policy that will further engage Canadians in amateur sport, recreation and healthy living.

Joyce currently sits on the Fisheries and Oceans and Environment and Sustainable Development Committees and is proud to be the BC Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison for the Liberal Caucus. As an active member of the Canada-China Legislative Association, Joyce is steadfast in helping to strengthen Canada’s ties with China and the Asia-Pacific, as well as increasing investment in local small and medium size businesses.

Before entering federal politics, Joyce was elected MLA in the BC Government. With her extensive experience in the environmental and business community she was immediately appointed as the province’s Environment Minister and served in this role from 2001 to 2005.

Joyce’s path to provincial and federal politics is indeed unique. Her twitter profile reads: “tree planter MP goes to Ottawa,” as she co-founded an international reforestation company that has planted over one billion trees. Joyce has proven that the environment and business do not have to be competing interests.

Joyce follows a rich tradition of strong leadership in Vancouver Quadra, joining the ranks of Hon. Stephen Owen, Ted McWhinney and former Prime Minister Right Hon. John Turner in representing one of Canada’s most beautiful ridings.

She has three grown children and proudly lives in Vancouver Quadra with her husband Dirk.

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Joyce Murray in the news

  1. Liberal Statement on the End of Canada’s Afghanistan Mission

    March 12, 2014

    VANCOUVER – Liberal National Defence Critic, Joyce Murray, issued the following statement today on the end of Canada’s 12-year military involvement in Afghanistan: “Today, as our […]  More »

  2. Conservatives Mismanage Military Procurement

    February 5, 2014

    OTTAWA – The Conservatives’ announcement that defence procurement will be “reset” once again, and will largely be removed from the Department of National Defence, is a […]  More »

  3. Liberals Move Motion to Increase National Security Oversight

    February 3, 2014

    OTTAWA – In response to Canadians’ deep concern over reports that their personal information is being illegally monitored by national security agencies, Liberals will be introducing […]  More »

  4. Liberals Introduce Legislation to Increase National Security Oversight for Canadians

    November 7, 2013

    OTTAWA– Liberal Public Safety Critic Wayne Easter will today introduce a bill to create a parliamentary committee to enhance the oversight of Canada’s national security agencies. […]  More »

  5. Who’s watching our spies?

    October 11, 2013

    While the Conservatives have taken no measures to address this glaring deficiency, Liberals have now on four separate occasions introduced Private Member’s legislation to create this important and much-needed oversight body. The call for effective oversight with a committee of Parliamentarians is not something new, and the time has come for this government to take action.  More »

Contact information

In Ottawa:
House of Commons
Ottawa (ON) K1A 0A6
Phone: (613) 992-2430
Fax: (613) 995-0770

In Vancouver Quadra:
Vancouver Quadra
2112 Broadway West, Suite 206
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6K 2C8

Tel: (604) 664-9220
Fax: (604) 664-9221

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