Father God, we thank You for MLA: Adrian Dix. We thank You for the passion he brings to his role and ask that You guide that passion for Your purposes. We ask for Your continued direction and encouragement for him because You have brought him to his place in government for a purpose. May MLA Dix recognize Your guiding hand and follow where You would lead him. We thank You for his commitment in his role and ask that You will bless him and his family with a season of refreshing and continued good health. We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Adrian Dix was elected leader of the B.C. New Democrats in April 2011.
Adrian was first elected as an MLA in 2005 and quickly earned a reputation as one of the most effective Opposition critics, both in the legislature and out. He has consistently raised awareness of key issues and forced needed change in the public interest.
Since being elected to represent Vancouver-Kingsway, Adrian has forged a reputation as a passionate advocate for his constituents and their issues. In 2010, he played a leading role in a coalition that saved important neighborhood schools from being closed in East Vancouver. He tirelessly attends community events in his riding and regularly goes door-to-door to stay in touch with his constituents.
Adrian’s commitment to quality public education is well known. Prior to becoming an MLA, Adrian was the executive director for Canadian Parents for French, B.C.-Yukon Branch, a non-profit organization promoting language education. During his tenure he increased its profile, influence and capacity.
From 1996 to 1999, he served as chief of staff to Premier Glen Clark.
Between 2001 and 2005, Adrian was a sought-after political commentator and journalist, writing a column for the Victoria Times Colonist and the Source, a prominent multicultural newspaper in Vancouver. He was also a contributor to the Tyee and CBC.
Adrian was raised in Vancouver and is a graduate of UBC. He is married to writer Renée Saklikar.