Vancouver Quadra

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Provincial or Territorial Association
Liberal Party of Canada (British Columbia)
460 - 580 Hornby St.
Vancouver, BC
V6C 3B6
http://bc.liberal.ca
info@lpcbc.com

Riding President
Catherine Evans
catherineevans@shaw.ca

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Your MP for Vancouver Quadra

Joyce Murray

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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2112 Broadway West Suite 206 Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2C8
(604) 664-9220

Your Candidate for Vancouver Quadra

Joyce Murray

Joyce Murray is the Liberal candidate and current Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra. Joyce is both a businesswoman and passionate environmentalist; she has worked tirelessly to build sustainable infrastructure in Canada and in 1979, she co-founded an international reforestation company that has planted over one billion trees. Elected to British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly in 2001, Joyce was immediately appointed as the province’s Environment Minister and then served as the Minister for Government Services where she was responsible for major procurement projects. Since being elected to represent Vancouver Quadra in 2008, Joyce has championed protection of the environment. In 2011, for example, she introduced a Private Member’s Bill to ban tanker traffic in Canadian waters on the West Coast. Joyce has worked to strengthen Canada’s ties with China and the Asia-Pacific by encouraging investment in small and medium-size businesses. She is currently the Liberal Critic for National Defense and Western Diversification.

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2112 Broadway West Suite 206 Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 2C8
(604) 664-9220