Father, we pray today for Claire Trevena, MLA for North Island and Opposition Critic for Childcare, Early Childhood Development and Women’s Issues. We pray great breakthroughs would come to MLA Trevena in the days and weeks ahead in areas she has been working diligently and patiently at. We pray she would see successes begin to come to pass and know that her hard work has paid off. We acknowledge that You, oh Lord, can accomplish all things; nothing is too hard for you. We give You the glory for being the way-maker and the burden bearer. Bless MLA Trevena with a fresh sense of purpose and calling, and bless her and her husband with good health. We ask this in Jesus’ name.
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.