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Hon. Shane Simpson, Vancouver-Hastings

Heavenly Father, we lift up MLA Shane Simpson today. Thank You for his full life You have given him. You have graced him with honor and respect. May You fill him with peace and joy that You can only give. May he, Cate and their daughter be able to spend valuable time together this summer, that would give them rest and rejuvenation. In Jesus Name, Amen…….

Shane Simpson is the Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. Born and raised in East Vancouver, Shane has lived, worked, and engaged in community-building activities in his community since 1971. In his professional career, Shane has worked as the Director of Policy and Communications for Smart Growth BC, chair of the Vancouver City Planning Commission, an instructor in the Community Economic Development program at Simon Fraser University, Executive Director of the Worker Ownership Resource Center, Legislative Coordinator for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, coordinator and fundraiser for the Ray Cam Cooperative Center, Executive Assistant to former Vancouver East MP Margaret Mitchell, and as a self-employed consultant on business and economic development for labour, co-operative and non-profit groups. Shane was the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his contribution to community in 2002. In 1992, he was awarded the Governor General’s 125th Anniversary Commemorative Medal for Community Service.