Lorne Mayencourt

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Lorne Mayencourt
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Vancouver-Burrard
In office
May 16, 2001 – September 13, 2008
Preceded by Tim Stevenson
Succeeded by Spencer Chandra Herbert
Personal details
Born 1957 (age 60–61)
Political party BC Liberal (provincial)
Conservative (federal)
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.

Mayencourt was first elected in the 2001 provincial election, defeating New Democrat opponent Tim Stevenson.

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Mayencourt currently lives in Vancouver, B.C.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2008: Vancouver Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Hedy Fry 19,506 34.50 -9.37 $80,974
Conservative Lorne Mayencourt 14,188 25.09 +4.73 $91,239
New Democratic Michael Byers 12,047 21.31 -7.34 $85,957
Green Adriane Carr 10,354 18.31 +12.43 $82,713
Libertarian John Clarke 340 0.60 +0.07 $0
Marxist–Leninist Michael Hill 94 0.16
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,529 100.0     $94,404
Liberal hold Swing -7.05
British Columbia general election, 2005: Vancouver-Burrard
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Lorne Mayencourt 12,009 42.16 −5.94 $161,227
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
Libertarian John Clarke 388 1.36 $100
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
Turnout 28,679 51.95
British Columbia general election, 2001: Vancouver-Burrard
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Lorne Mayencourt 11,396 48.11 +10.88 $46,939
New Democratic Tim Stevenson 7,359 31.07 −18.63 $45,493
Green Robbie Mattu 3,826 16.15 +13.52 $1,029
Marijuana Marc Emery 906 3.82 $394
Unity Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell 290 1.15
Independent Boris Bear 136 0.57 $157
People's Front Joseph Theriault 40 0.17 $57
Independent Rhinoceros Helvis 25 0.11 $100
Total valid votes 23,688 100.00
Total rejected ballots 123 0.52
Turnout 23,811 63.67


  1. ^ "Mayencourt pleased with Safe Streets Act" Xtra! March 30, 2006.
  2. ^ "Vancouver Centre". Canada Votes 2008. CBC. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Lorne Mayencourt to seek B.C. Liberal nomination". CBC. November 21, 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-11.