Heavenly Father, I bring Hon. George Heyman, MLA for Vancouver-Fairview to you. As this new year brings many changes and new challenges may he be refreshed and rejuvenated for his work. May he be surrounded with the supports he needs to see accomplishments to the tasks he is assigned to do. Bless him and his family with special times away from the cares of the job. May he know that you are there for him. Thank you for his willingness to accept the responsibility of being a part of leading this province. In your precious name I ask, Amen.
George Heyman was elected as the MLA for Vancouver-Fairview in 2013, and re-elected in 2017 and 2020. He is the Minister of Environment and Minister responsible for TransLink. George was the executive director of Sierra Club BC, one of the province’s oldest environmental advocacy and education organizations. He also served three terms as president of the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU). In both organizations, George was a respected negotiator and a strong fiscal manager. George has been a faculty member of Simon Fraser University’s Dialogue and Negotiation program, teaching courses in multi- party negotiations and collaborative decision-making. He has guest lectured at a number of universities in B.C. and abroad, and served on advisory committees for post-graduate and undergraduate degree programs at three B.C. universities. George is a passionate advocate for issues facing his constituents, including education, health care, the arts, child care, workers’ rights, transit, affordable housing, environmental responsibility and climate action.