Father, we thank you for George Heyman, MLA for Vancouver-Fairview. We thank you for George’s years of service representing BC Government workers and his commitment to all workers in our province. We ask today that you would infuse George with wisdom, compassion and strength as he represents his constituents and riding. We pray he would see success in all his area’s of responsibility and that you would continue to demonstrate your goodness in him and through him. 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 Spokesperson for Green Economy, Technology, and Translink.
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.