VICTORIA B.C. – B.C. Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau announced Camille Currie as the party’s candidate for Langford-Juan de Fuca at a press conference on Thursday morning. Currie is the founder and President of Canada Pacific Health Care Matters Society and a Langford small business owner. In January 2023, Doctors of B.C. presented Currie with the award for Excellence in Health Promotion by an individual for her work on healthcare.
“Camille Currie is a provincially-recognized leader and advocate for our public healthcare system, and I am so excited to welcome her to the B.C. Green Party as our candidate for the Langford-Juan de Fuca by-election,” said Furstenau.
“As the founder and President of Canada Pacific Health Care Matters Society, Camille has been at the forefront of B.C.’s primary care crisis. Her work has united communities across the province, calling for action and accountability in our public healthcare system. We are thrilled to add her to our team, and I am looking forward to working with her as a member of the B.C. Green Caucus soon.”
“I am honored to be joining the B.C. Green Party at a time when politics needs to directly reflect the needs of British Columbians,” said Currie. “More than ever, we need political leaders to be calling for nothing short of revolutionary change. The B.C. healthcare system needs to provide high quality care with no barriers to access, and I believe the B.C. Green Party is the party that can make that a reality.”
With an education in political science and economics, Camille has spent most of her life living on Vancouver Island and now calls Langford home. She has held a number of positions in the public, private and volunteer sector, and is known for being a conscientious, articulate and committed team member who values integrity above all.
“Camille’s approach to problems is a breath of fresh air. She is acutely aware of the many issues that residents of Langford-Juan de Fuca face and her determination to improve their lives is inspiring,” Furstenau added. “I am thrilled to be adding another fearless candidate to our slate ahead of the next election.”
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Camille Currie bio (below)
Camille Currie bio
Camille Currie is an entrepreneur, small business owner and president and founder of Canada Pacific Health Care Matters Society. She holds a degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Alberta and previously worked for the Integrity Services department of the federal government.
Born in Metchosin, Currie has been a part of the transformation of the Westshore Communities for years. In 2018, Currie, her spouse, and two children chose to make Langford their home and she has been advocating for residents of Langford-Juan de Fuca ever since. When her family lost their family physician in January 2022, Currie thought of the nearly one million other British Columbians who had also experienced the same thing. She responded with full force, bringing together activists, news media outlets and members of the general public to bring a petition with 50,000 signatures to the legislation.
Currie founded Pacific Canada Health Care Matters Society with a mission to improve healthcare for all and to advocate for universal healthcare. She has organized rallies and public meetings to ensure all voices are heard in the legislature.
Currie has worked collaboratively and respectfully with BC health professionals and elected officials and continues to challenge every citizen to find their voice in all matters that affect them, including health.
Outside of activism, Currie is an entrepreneur and owner of Actualize Personal Training. She became a personal trainer because of her passion for helping individuals improve their health and well being.
Currie’s plans for being a Green MLA include furthering the work she has been doing in Langford-Juan de Fuca and bringing the voices of residents of the riding into the legislature.