VICTORIA – Claire Trevena, MLA for North Island, has issued the following statement regarding B.C.’s next provincial election.
“I am announcing today that I will not be seeking re-election in the next provincial election. It is time to move on and take on new challenges.
“It has been a great privilege to be the representative of the North Island for 15 years and to have the trust of people across the constituency.
“It has also been an extraordinary honour to be part of John Horgan’s government as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
“For four terms I have worked on behalf of – and with – people in communities from Campbell River to Kingcome Inlet. Together, we have achieved much. Among our successes, we fought and won the battle to keep the new hospital in Campbell River, we successfully argued for expansions to provincial parks, we brought much needed childcare into communities, and we have much needed new public housing.
“As a minister I have had an incredible team dedicated to making B.C. better. We’ve put the public interest at the heart of the ferry system, we’ve invested in a solid public transit system, we’ve developed an active transportation strategy to get people out of their cars, and we’ve introduced the safest system for ride hailing on the continent.
“I am so proud of the work of John Horgan’s government, of which I am a part. CleanBC has the most stringent environmental standards in the country, we have been delivering on housing, on healthcare and on education. We’ve changed government’s approach to our foundational industry, forestry, we’ve brought together Indigenous communities and aquaculture companies to chart a way forward for the fish farm industry.
“None of the work is done alone. I have had fantastic constituency assistants over the last 15 years, who are dedicated to our communities. My assistants as minister have been smart and engaged. The civil servants with whom I have worked are true public servants, giving everything to delivering our government’s mandate. I thank them all.
“But most of all I thank my best friend, the love of my life, my husband Mike. Without him, his support, his understanding, his insight and his humour, I would not have even taken the first step in this incredible journey.”