During this special season of Christmas, we pause to pray for Adrian Dix, the long-term MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway and as he serves in the important portfolio as Minister of Health as well as the Minister for Francophone Affairs. After many years of extensive service in our BC legislature and even as a leader of the opposition for a few years, you have called Adrian to not only continue to serve his local riding, but also to provide significant leadership within our provincial government.
We give thanks, Lord, for Adrian’s faithful and diligent service in various capacities over the past 13 years, and we pray that you would grant him insight and discernment as he considers the best way to serve his own constituents, but also as he provides counsel, direction and advice as a leading voice within our governing NDP party.
Bless Adrian and his wife Renee, with health, energy and wisdom in this coming year. We thank you, Father, for the tremendous gifts and talents you have given Adrian; may he use all of this to benefit many people and to serve with integrity in this province.
In Jesus name, we pray for Adrian and his family. Amen………….
Adrian Dix was first elected as MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, 2013 and 2017. He is the Minister of Health and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs. Since being elected MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway in 2005, Adrian has represented his constituents and their concerns, advocating for children in care, seniors, treatment of workers and public health research.
Adrian served as Leader of the Official Opposition from 2011 to 2014. During this time, he proposed a B.C.-wide colorectal cancer screening program, insulin pump coverage for young adults and lower generic drug prices, all of which became provincial policy. Adrian was raised in Vancouver and is a UBC graduate. He is married to award-winning poet and writer Renée Saklikar.