Wendy Hayko

Vancouver-Mount Pleasant


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I want to ensure my children have housing, and a safe, healthy world to raise their own children. I want to know whatever path my children choose, we’ve got their back. Whoever their life partner is, whatever health they have, whatever work they do, they have a place in our society.

As an MLA, I will work to ensure everyone has a safe home; can do meaningful, well-paying work; and has access to the public services they need to stay healthy. I will push the provincial government to take effective action on the many issues facing British Columbians today. As an emergency management expert, I’ve seen firsthand how the provincial government underestimates the risks and impacts of crises, leading to devastating results.

I am particularly concerned about government inaction on the consequential impacts of climate change, such as BC’s recent wildfires and atmospheric rivers and flooding. Sadly, I’ve also seen the provincial government leave communities without the resources and supports they need to provide mental health care, combat the drug overdose crisis and protect our public health care system. I’ve sat with people preparing to attend three funerals in one weekend for family members who died by suicide, overdose and illness in the same week. I’m standing up to take action now to mitigate these terrifying, costly, destructive impacts.

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About Wendy

Wendy Hayko is an emergency management expert with over 20 years experience building resilient communities. Wendy has experience at bringing people and government agencies together for solutions from many sides of the table, including non-profit organizations, local and global business, and as municipal staff and staff for First Nations.

Wendy believes government is there to support the best in people and organizations, and to curb the worst. In government, the job of an MLA is to represent people and all life, valuing them over corporate interests.

Wendy’s goals include changing policy to ensure housing is treated as a human right, available and accessible to all. Additionally, Wendy will expand the work BC Greens have begun to ensure healthcare – physical and mental – is prioritized and supported so everyone in BC gets the care they need, when they need it. Supporting wellness, in addition to emergency and trauma care, is a crucial component of our healthcare system.

Wendy’s focus will be on climate and emergency policies which move British Columbia towards a safe, sustainable future. The economic opportunities when shifting from fossil fuels are enormous; Wendy will support local businesses to take advantage of those opportunities, so sustainable choices become available to people in all walks of life.

Wendy lives in Vancouver and enjoys traveling the beautiful province of British Columbia and across Canada.

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