God in heaven, today we bring the Hon. George Heyman, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy to you. We thank you for Minister Heyman’s years of environmental advocacy and his care for your creation. Grant to him wisdom today as he navigates the challenges associated with moving our economy to more sustainable alternatives. May he experience your favour and blessing today. 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.