BC NDP nominates Vancouver City Councillor, United Church Minister and community activist Christine Boyle in Vancouver-Little Mountain

Vancouver, BC — After a busy five week campaign engaging with BC NDP members throughout the riding, Christine Boyle was officially nominated as the BC NDP’s candidate in Vancouver-Little Mountain for this fall’s election.

Cabinet minister and MLA for Vancouver-Fairview George Heyman announced earlier this spring that he would not be seeking re-election.

A strong advocate for rental, co-op and non-market housing, Christine was elected to Vancouver City Council in 2018 and re-elected in 2022. She has worked extensively in environmental and climate advocacy, including leading the development of Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Action Plan. An ordained United Church minister, she lives in Vancouver with her husband and their two children.

“The people of Vancouver-Little Mountain want a government that puts them first; that prioritizes building more housing, improving healthcare, and helping with costs,” said Christine Boyle. “I’ve seen first-hand how the deep cuts of a Conservative or BCU government can cost people, and I’m ready to work hard every day to make sure we keep moving forward for people so they can build a good life here.”

Since forming government in July 2017, the BC NDP has taken action on crucial issues that matter to the people of Vancouver-Little Mountain, including:

  • Tackling housing prices by taking on real estate speculators and building more homes for people,
  • Strengthening healthcare by building and expanding hospitals in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey and Richmond, and bringing more doctors and nurses to BC
  • Creating thousands of affordable childcare spaces
  • Introducing CleanBC, North America’s most ambitious climate action plan

“As a Vancouver City Councillor, Christine Boyle is a tireless champion for everyday people and the social good,” said Premier David Eby. “I know she’ll bring that same energy and compassion to her work for people as a BC NDP MLA. Christine will be a strong addition to our team, and a great representative for people in Vancouver-Little Mountain and the issues they care about.

My heartfelt thanks also goes to Andrea Reimer for her dedication and hard work in putting her name forward in this nomination race; her commitment to our values and community is deeply appreciated.”

The BC NDP will run a full slate of 93 candidates when British Columbians go to the polls on Saturday, October 19, 2024.