A Conversation with BC NDP Leader John Horgan
Lunch and Program: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
This spring, British Columbians will head to the polls to choose their next provincial government.
In the lead up to the election, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has invited representatives from the BC NDP, BC Liberals, and BC Green Party to share their vision for our provincial economy with our region's business leaders.
On Feb. 10, John Horgan, Leader of the New Democrat Official Opposition, will discuss why his party believes the B.C. economy needs to work for all people and families.
Horgan will also address household affordability, defending good jobs in communities across the province, strengthening healthcare, schools and other services, and how — if elected on May 9 — his party would make choices that help people and families trying to get ahead.
About the speaker:
A husband and father, John and his wife Ellie have two grown sons. John and his siblings were raised in Saanich by his mother, after his father passed away when he was very young. John grew up playing sports and was a natural leader at school, on the basketball court and in the lacrosse box.
As a young man John worked in a BC mill and in a joinery. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees at Trent University in Ontario and Sydney University in Australia. A meeting with Tommy Douglas sparked his interest in social democracy and he went on to work for Members of Parliament in Ottawa.
In 2001 Horgan started a management and research consulting company helping both private and public sector organizations.
John was elected to the Legislature in 2005 and has been re-elected twice. He became leader of the BC NDP in 2014. A cancer survivor, he is a passionate advocate for health care, public schools and community services for families.
John Horgan's NDP is working for opportunity and security for everyday families — a break for the middle class, education and good job prospects for young people, health care when you need it, and better care for seniors.