We come to Your throne of grace on behalf of MLA. Shane Simpson. We give thanks for his many years of dedication and service to his constituents in this riding, of Vancouver -Hastings.His commitment and value to this community, as well his work as MLA., to better the lives of those who live and work there, is proven by their trust to return him to the legislature, once again.
A he takes on this challenge, with a strong honest desire to make a difference, we pray You will grant Shane renewed vision, as Critic for Environment. Give him wisdom and incite to bring about new and innovative , workable ideas, that can be for the common good of all in this province. Dear Lord , may his voice , seasoned with grace , be heard and considered.We pray You will keep Shane and his loved one's safe and well, in the hollow of Your hand.
In Jesus Name we pray. Amen
Shane Simpson was elected as the MLA for Vancouver Hastings on May 17, 2005 and again on May 12, 2009.
Shane serves as Opposition Critic for Environment.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Shane has lived, worked, and engaged in community-building activities in East Vancouver for more than 35 years.
In his professional career, Shane has worked as the Director of Policy and Communications for Smart Growth BC, Chair of the Vancouver City Planning Commission, Instructor in the Community Economic Development program at Simon Fraser University, Executive Director of the Worker Ownership Resource Center, Legislative Coordinator for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, coordinator and fundraiser for the Ray Cam Cooperative Center, executive assistant to former Vancouver East MP Margaret Mitchell, and as a self-employed consultant on business and economic development for labour, co-operative and non-profit groups.
Shane was the recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for his contribution to community in 2002. In 1992, he was awarded the Governor General's 125th Anniversary Commemorative Medal for Community Service.
Shane, his partner Cate Jones and their daughter Shayla, live in the Burrardview neighbourhood of Vancouver Hastings