Lord Jesus, we pray today for MLA: Adrian Dix. You know the challenges that those who serve in our legislature face so please help, guide and watch over MLA Dix as he serves the people of British Columbia. Give him good physical health and vitality and may he feel that extra strength from you when needed. We thank You Lord that he cares about his community and works hard to bring about positive change. Give him wisdom as he balances the demands of his public life with those of his family. May You also prosper all of his efforts. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord. 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.