Thursday, August 25, 2011

MLA: Shane Simpson - Vancouver-Hastings

Father we want to ask Your continued blessings would be upon MLA Shane Simpson. We thank him for his many faithful years of service to our awesome province. May he know You as the God of Psalm 121:8 that guards him when he leaves and when he returns. May you give him revelation of those things that You desire for Your people here in British Columbia and the strength and courage to see them through. Bless his family in all that they do. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Shane Simpson was re-elected as the MLA for Vancouver-Hastings on May 12, 2009. He was first elected to the Legislature in 2005.
Shane serves as Official Opposition Caucus Chair and critic for Social Development and Housing.
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.

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