VICTORIA – Bowinn Ma and Susie Chant were sworn into the Legislature virtually today as the BC New Democrat MLAs for North Vancouver–Lonsdale and North Vancouver–Seymour following an historic election. They joined the largest BC New Democrat caucus ever elected.
The 57 BC NDP members were sworn in as part of British Columbia’s 42nd Parliament, all focused on supporting people through the COVID-19 pandemic and delivering on their commitments to British Columbians.
“Representing the people of North Vancouver has been one of the greatest honours – and greatest responsibilities – of my life,” said Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver–Lonsdale. “I am eager to join our talented, diverse New Democrat team to continue our work on the biggest challenges facing the people of B.C. right now.”
“I’ve spent my career working hard to help people in my community, and as an MLA I am looking forward to continuing that work on a larger scale,” said Susie Chant, MLA for North Vancouver–Seymour. “People are going through tough times right now, and it’s vital that our government is committed to keeping them healthy and safe.”
The election of this New Democrat caucus features a number of notable milestones, including:
- First majority-women governing caucus in Canadian history
- Largest BC NDP caucus in history
- Highest number of IBPOC MLAs ever elected in a caucus in BC
British Columbians put their trust in New Democrats to lead the province’s pandemic recovery, and this diverse team will ensure no one gets left behind as we move forward.