What: Meet and Greet with John Horgan, Leader of the BC NDP and Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast
Where: Oceanview Restaurant – 950 1st Ave W, Prince Rupert, BC
When: Wednesday August 17, 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
Brought to you by North Coast MLA, Jennifer Rice – an opportunity for anyone in Prince Rupert on Wednesday, August 17th to meet John Horgan, the leader of the BC NDP and the leader of the Official Opposition in British Columbia. It will be a busy lunch hour so arrive early for this no host lunch. (You are responsible for buying your lunch if you are ordering food)
John Horgan was named leader of the B.C. New Democrats on May 1, 2014.
First elected as MLA for Malahat-Juan de Fuca in 2005 and re-elected as the MLA for Juan de Fuca in 2009 and 2013, John previously served as Official Opposition energy critic and House Leader.
As energy critic, John has travelled the province to speak in favour of publicly owned power and to keep electricity rates affordable for families and businesses.
John was the lead negotiator to establish the Columbia Basin Trust, ensuring communities in the Kootenays benefited directly from the hydro dams in their region with good jobs and revenues to fund community projects.
He also served as Associate Deputy Minister of Finance in years when the government balanced the budget.
John has played team sports all his life, teaching him the value of teamwork and self-sacrifice. He is an avid outdoorsman who has hiked, camped, and gotten lost all over the province. He knows the beauty of B.C.’s natural environment and the importance of protecting it.
He and his wife, Ellie, celebrated their 30th anniversary and have two boys who recently graduated from university. He understands that young people today face huge challenges in getting an education and finding a job.
Born and raised in Victoria, John is well-known as a strong voice for the communities of the West Shore and along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trent University and a Master of Arts from Sydney University in Australia. An approachable representative, local businesses and families from all parts of Juan de Fuca know they can count on John to raise their issues and fight for solutions.