Thank You, Lord, for MLA: Adrian Dix. As Leader of the Official Opposition, we know that he has an important role in the democratic process of our province. May You place issues of importance upon his heart and give him wisdom as he brings forth questions in the Legislature. Encourage him as he leads his caucus and works to meet the needs of his constituents. We pray Your protection over him and his family. Grant him good health also. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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.