VICTORIA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party announced today that Camille Currie will be the candidate for Esquimalt-Colwood in the 2024 general election.
“I am thrilled to be working with Camille once again and adding her to our slate of inspiring candidates for the 2024 election,” said party leader Sonia Furstenau. “Camille is a force for change in her community and a truly compassionate leader. She holds the health and wellbeing of her constituents at the top of her priorities and will make a fantastic MLA for Esquimalt-Colwood.”
“Every action, no matter how small, contributes to our collective responsibility in prioritizing the well-being of both people and the planet,” said Currie.
“That’s why I’m running to be the B.C. Green MLA for Esquimalt-Colwood. I strongly believe that our communities are the key to transforming lives in British Columbia and raising expectations. I don’t accept our current state as the new normal - we have so much potential for better in this province; we just need to put people in the legislature who will actually get the work done.”
When her family lost their family doctor in January 2022, Camille recognized the broader issue affecting thousands without a family doctor and took action, becoming a voice for many communities. She established B.C. Health Care Matters, a community patient advocacy group to tackle the family doctor crisis. Over the past three years, she has been on the frontline of the battle to fix and improve our failing healthcare system. She and her husband are small business owners and proudly call the Westshore home.
“My goal has always been to strive for a better, safer, and healthier future for all British Columbians. I specialize in identifying problems, assembling smart teams to solve them, and building community support for the solutions. I have proven that when personal agendas are set aside, and we take action, we can achieve significant outcomes for the people and the planet. I look forward to doing that as a B.C. Green MLA.”
“We’re lucky to have Camille on the B.C. Greens Team,” added Furstenau. “As a recognized leader in her community, she brings a wealth of experience in bringing together communities, government, and non-profit organizations to find effective solutions and improve people's lives. She prioritizes inclusivity, making sure everyone’s voice is heard. That’s the kind of leadership this province needs.”
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Camille Currie Bio
Camille earned an undergraduate degree in political science and economics from the University of Alberta. With experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, she has held various bilingual positions, including as a Business Expertise Advisor for National Integrity Services. Camille is known for her ability to create an environment where individuals feel listened to, understood, and appreciated.
Camille is renowned for her "Let’s get it done!" approach to problem-solving. In the face of challenges, losses, or bleak situations, she excels in crafting clear, well-informed options for a path forward, equipping herself and others to take decisive action and achieve optimal outcomes. When her family lost their family doctor in January 2022, she was inspired to take action. Engaging social media, news outlets, and like-minded activists, she exposed the crisis and organized rallies and public meetings to create a safe space where diverse perspectives were heard.
Camille was awarded the Doctors of BC award for Excellence in Health Promotion in recognition of her extraordinary work on meaningful initiatives that make B.C. a healthier, safer place to live in.
Alongside her advocacy, Camille is an entrepreneur and owner of Actualize Personal Training. Additionally, she and her husband established and run a family business, providing marine repair services to Vancouver Island. She lives on the Westshore with her husband and two children.