Thank you, Lord, for Honourable George Heyman, NDP MLA for Vancouver-Fairview and his years of dedicated service. With the many different needs represented by the people of this province, may he find the support he needs to accomplish the work he is doing. As he works to better the lives of the people of B.C. may he be surrounded with those who care and encourage him. Bless him with friends and family for enjoyment and refreshing. May he know Your peace. In Christ’s name we 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.