December, 2015

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Dear Neighbours,

Holiday Open House

The holiday season has arrived! I’m wishing you and your family a safe, happy holiday. I hope you’ll join me for a Holiday Open House at my community office. Drop in for lunch, festive treats, and cheer!

Date: Saturday, December 19th, 11am – 2pm

Location: Adrian Dix Community Office, 5022 Joyce Street

The Franchise Act Becomes Law

In 2013, a Vancouver-Kingsway constituent came to my office to discuss his business – a franchise operation in the food services industry. He wanted to discuss the unfair playing field that governs these business in BC in their relationship with the often big businesses that sell franchises. In BC, unlike other provinces, there is no Franchise Act, leaving small business vulnerable to manipulation.

Since 2013, along with many small businesses, I have campaigned to pressure the government to introduce a Franchise law in BC. And, in November, we succeeded – a new Franchise Act passed the BC Legislature. I want to thank the Vancouver Kingsway business owners whose determination made this possible.

British Columbia Community Achievement Awards

“Give back to the people who give the most in your community”.

Can you think of anyone who embodies this phrase? If you can, please consider nominating them for the British Columbia Community Achievement Award! Any current or former long-term resident of BC is eligible for nomination. And the awards will honour people who have made a significant contribution to their community through a unique achievement or outstanding service – either as a volunteer or in the course of their work. The nomination deadline is January 15, 2016.

Complete the online nomination form by going to: www.bcachievement.com/community/online

Free Public Access Computer

The public access computer is available for use!

All constituents are welcome to drop by during our office hours to use the computer (Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm, and on Friday by appointment). My Constituency Assistants are happy to help with any difficulty.