Lord as we awake today we ask You to lift up Claire Trevena. Give her strength and wisdom as she works to better transportation issues in our province. We ask for prayer for her as she travels and peace in her marriage. Amen.
Claire was first elected as MLA for North Island in May 2005 and was re-elected for a third term in May 2013.
Claire serves as Opposition Spokesperson for Transportation and Infrastructure, B.C. Ferries, and B.C. Transit.
Claire is a former journalist, activist and international development worker.
In the early 1990s, Claire came to Canada as the BBC’s Canada correspondent. Awarded the Canadian Civilian Peacekeeping Medal, she’s worked on democratic development projects overseas and in Canada.
Claire was an active trade unionist in her professional life. Since moving to B.C. she has been involved in a number of community and environmental initiatives. She was elected to the board of the Quadra Community Association and held a seat on the Regional District of Comox Strathcona Regional Area J Advisory Planning Committee.
Prior to the 2005 election, Claire ran a small communications business on Quadra Island with her husband, Mike McIvor.