Shane Simpson accepting a certificate of appreciation from the Dundas Street Crossing Knight on behalf of Slow Down Dundas.
|MLA for Vancouver-Hastings|
|Preceded by||Joy MacPhail|
|Born||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Political party||New Democrat|
|Residence||Vancouver, British Columbia|
He is a member of the British Columbia New Democratic Party and served as the official opposition critic for the environment from 2005 to 2009. He served as critic for Housing, ICBC, the BC Lottery Corporation and the BC Liquor Distribution Branch from 2009 until 2012. Currently he is the critic for Labour. In addition Simpson is the NDP Caucus Chair.
Early life and career
Born and raised in East Vancouver, Shane has been active in his community for over 30 years. He led the fight to stop Lafarge from building a concrete batch plant beside New Brighton Park, a popular and historically significant park facing Burrard Inlet.
In his professional career, Shane has worked as the Director of Policy and Communications for Smart Growth BC, Chair of the Vancouver City Planning Commission, Instructor in the Community Economic Development program at Simon Fraser University, Executive Director of the Worker Ownership Resource Center, Legislative Coordinator for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, coordinator and fundraiser for the Ray Cam Cooperative Center, executive assistant to former Vancouver East MP Margaret Mitchell, and as a self-employed consultant on business and economic development for labour, co-operative and non-profit groups.
Shane was the recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for his contribution to community in 2002. In 1992, he was awarded the Governor General's 125th Anniversary Commemorative Medal for Community Service.
He lives in East Vancouver with his wife and daughter.
Official Opposition Caucus Chair and critic for labour. His role in this capacity is to examine, criticize and offer alternatives to the current Ministry's policies.
|New Democratic||Shane Simpson||12,782||59.51|
|Social Credit||Carrol B. Woolsey||374||1.74|
|Total Valid Votes|
|Total Rejected Ballots|
|British Columbia general election, 2009: Vancouver-Hastings|
|New Democratic||Shane Simpson||10,837||55.45%||$66,781|
|Green||Ryan Daniel Conroy||2,012||10.29%||$4,137|
|Work Less||Chris Telford||198||1.01%||$250|
|People's Front||Donna Petersen||75||0.38%||$250|
|Total Valid Votes||19,565||100%|
|Total Rejected Ballots||163||0.83%|