Father, we thank You that You love diversity and have multi-faceted purposes in all You do. We thank You for Your plans for Claire Trevena, MLA for North Island and Opposition Spokesperson for Transportation and Infrastructure, B.C. Ferries, and B.C. Transit. We pray You would use her perspective to shed light on issues from a different angle. We pray You would grant her the ability to see through to the heart of issues and that she would be used to bring clarity to matters that at present are unclear. We pray she would also be a vessel by which You can bring solutions to complicated situations. We ask that You draw her by Your Spirit and bring her heart close to Yours. We ask this in Jesus’ name! 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.