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|Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly|
May 16, 2001 – September 13, 2008
|Preceded by||Tim Stevenson|
|Succeeded by||Spencer Chandra Herbert|
|Born||1957 (age 60–61)|
BC Liberal (provincial)|
|Residence||Vancouver, British Columbia|
Lorne Mayencourt (born 1957) is a Canadian politician, who formerly represented the electoral district of Vancouver-Burrard in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as a member of the BC Liberal party.
He was previously the founder and, for its first five years, executive director of the Vancouver Friends for Life Society, which supports people living with AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
He is the founder of the BC New Hope Recovery Society and Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community in North Central BC which supports addicts in a long-term recovery community.
In the 2005 election, conflicting results throughout the night had both Mayencourt and Stevenson declared the victor in Vancouver-Burrard, and the uncertainty continued for several weeks. In the final count of regular ballots, Stevenson was declared the winner by 17 votes; however, when absentee ballots were counted on May 30, Mayencourt was declared the winner by a margin of 18 votes. After a judicial recount, Mayencourt was declared the victor by 11 votes.
He is known for his Private Member's Bill called the Safe Streets Act (2004), which aimed to deter aggressive panhandling. He chaired the provincial Safe Schools Task Force (2003) and introduced the Safe Schools Act (2005) to combat bullying in the school system based on racism, sexism and homophobia. He introduced the Apology Act to facilitate sincere and timely reconciliation between government, business and citizens.
Mayencourt announced that he would not run in the 2009 provincial election, and resigned early to run as the Conservative Party of Canada's candidate in Vancouver Centre for the 2008 general election. He lost to incumbent Liberal MP Hedy Fry.
Mayencourt announced that he would seek the BC Liberal Party nomination in the riding of Vancouver-False Creek for the British Columbia general election, 2013 after the current incumbent Mary McNeil announced she would not be seeking another term. His main competition was former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan, who ended up winning the nomination and subsequently winning the election.
Mayencourt currently lives in Vancouver, B.C.
|Canadian federal election, 2008: Vancouver Centre|
|New Democratic||Michael Byers||12,047||21.31||-7.34||$85,957|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||56,529||100.0||$94,404|
|British Columbia general election, 2005: Vancouver-Burrard|
|New Democratic||Tim Stevenson||11,998||42.12||+11.04||$67,587|
|Green||Janek Patrick John Kuchmistrz||3,698||12.98||−3.21||$8,237|
|Work Less||Lisa Voldeng||170||0.60||–||$1,855|
|Sex||John Gordon Ince||111||0.39||–||$100|
|Democratic Reform||Ian McLeod||82||0.29||–||$400|
|Platinum||Antonio Francisco Ferreira||27||0.09||–||$100|
|Total Valid Votes||28,483||100|
|Total Rejected Ballots||196||0.69|
|British Columbia general election, 2001: Vancouver-Burrard|
|New Democratic||Tim Stevenson||7,359||31.07||−18.63||$45,493|
|Unity||Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell||290||1.15||–||–|
|People's Front||Joseph Theriault||40||0.17||–||$57|
|Total valid votes||23,688||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||123||0.52|
- "MLA: Lorne Mayencourt". Previous Parliaments. Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
- "Mayencourt pleased with Safe Streets Act" Xtra! March 30, 2006.
- "Vancouver Centre". Canada Votes 2008. CBC. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
- "Lorne Mayencourt to seek B.C. Liberal nomination". CBC. November 21, 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-11.