Judy Darcy

New Westminster

737 Sixth Street, New Westminster, V3L 3C6

About Judy

Judy Darcy was elected as MLA for New Westminster in May, 2013, and re-elected in May 2017.

Judy is the New Democrat Opposition spokesperson for Health.

Judy is an experienced and powerful voice for working families. Passionate about community, she has led successful campaigns for public health, child care, education, seniors care and clean water.  In the late 1990’s, Judy co-founded Water Watch, a ground-breaking national and local alliance of environmentalists, citizens groups and blue-collar water workers who work to protect Canada’s water and keep it in public hands.

In 2003, Judy was honoured with the Council of Canadians Activist of the Year award, “in recognition of outstanding leadership in forging coalitions for the public good on important social issues.”

Judy previously served as National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Canada’s largest union, and was for many years the only woman to lead a national union in Canada. She was also Secretary Business Manager of the Hospital Employees Union in B.C. for 6 years.  In this role, she led negotiations to reach a historic settlement for health care workers after the Supreme Court found that Bill 29 violated Charter-protected rights to collective bargaining.

Judy’s family immigrated to Canada from Denmark and shared many of the challenges that new Canadians face. She is married to human rights and labour lawyer Gary Caroline and has an adult son. Judy and Gary live in New Westminster.

She enjoys long walks, the farmers’ market, devouring good novels, hiking, kayaking, and watching the ever-changing activity and light on the Fraser River from her windows.

Latest News for Judy Darcy

Statement on World AIDS Day

VICTORIA – New Democrat Leader John Horgan and health spokesperson Judy Darcy released the following statement to mark World AIDS Day: “World AIDS Day has been recognized for more than a quarter century as an opportunity for people around the world to …