Lord, we appreciate having MLA: George Heyman serving in our legislature. We thank You that for many years he has championed the rights of the individual while at the same time advocating a sound and responsible fiscal policy. We pray that You will provide those openings in the legislature for George to use his negotiating and collaborative decision-making skills in order that many in our province will be benefited. Give him times of refreshing and renewal with those closest to him. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
George Heyman was elected as the MLA for Vancouver-Fairview in May 2013. Born and raised in Vancouver, George has lived and worked in Vancouver and throughout northwest B.C.
George serves as Opposition Critic for Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, responsible for green jobs, TransLink, and for film and television.
George was the executive director of Sierra Club BC, one of the province’s oldest environmental advocacy and education organizations. He also served three terms as president of the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU). In both organizations, George was a respected negotiator and a strong fiscal manager, running consistent budget surpluses.
George has been a faculty member of Simon Fraser University’s Dialogue and Negotiation program, teaching courses in multi-party negotiations and collaborative decision-making. He has guest lectured at a number of universities in B.C. and abroad, and served on advisory committees for post-graduate and undergraduate degree programs at three B.C. universities.
George is a passionate advocate in Victoria for issues facing his constituents, including education, health care, the arts, child care, workers’ rights, transit and affordable housing.