Meet our Merchants - MLA Jane Thornthwaite

MLA JaneJane Thornthwaite MLAHello Everyone!

I am the Member of the Legislative Assembly representing the riding of North Vancouver-Seymour. I was first elected to the Provincial Legislature in the 2009 election, and was re-elected to a second term in May, 2013.

I have a strong interest in education, and am pleased to serve as the Parliamentary Secretary for Student Support and Parent Engagement to the Minister of Education. I am also a member of the Select Standing Committee on Education. I chair the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, and sit on the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow and the Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations.

I am passionate about environmental and transportation issues, and am working hard to advance the Highway 1 Interchange redesign, an important upgrade that will reduce congestion on the North Shore.

I have long been concerned about animal rights, and introduced in the Legislature my Private Member’s Bill, “Standards of Care for Breeders of Companion Animals”. This bill will strengthen B.C.’s animal welfare laws and will help shut down puppy mills by establishing strict standards of care that breeders of dogs and cats must meet to protect the health and safety of their animals.

In my constituency office in Lynn Valley Village, my staff and I assist the community in a variety of ways, including helping people find the appropriate government service, answering requests for information about government policies, and arranging and attending meetings with ministers, government officials and constituents.

I am always interested in hearing from my constituents, and I encourage you to contact me or my staff if you have any questions or concerns. I attend many community events, and hold regular “Join Jane” coffee meetings in the Lynn Valley Main Library so that I can connect with people and businesses in my riding and represent them effectively in Victoria.

Learn more about what is happening in our riding of North Vancouver-Seymour by subscribing to my monthly MLA report at www.janethornthwaitemla.bc.ca/subscribe. Contact me by e-mail at jane.thornthwaite.mla@leg.bc.ca, by phone at (604) 983-9852, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jane.thornthwaite, on Twitter at @jthornthwaite, or stop by my constituency office at 217 - 1233 Lynn Valley Road.