Father, we ask that You would bless MLA: Claire Trevena. We thank You that she serves the people of this province with tenacity and with her full heart. We ask that You would lead her forward with initiatives that will enhance the lives of those living in British Columbia. May she have a summer that is both productive and yet filled with times of rest and relaxation with family and friends. In Jesus’ name, we pray. 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 Critic for Transportation, Highways and B.C. Ferries.
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.