VICTORIA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party announced this morning that emergency management expert Wendy Hayko will run as the party’s candidate for the upcoming Vancouver-Quilchena by-election.
Hayko has worked with organizations at the local, regional and international levels to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies such as fires, floods, epidemics and wildfires. Her specialties include multi-agency coordination, technical support, information technology-disaster recovery, and business continuity.
“I am delighted to introduce Wendy Hayko as our BC Green candidate for the upcoming by-election in Vancouver-Quilchena,” leader Sonia Furstenau said. “Wendy is an emergency management expert who has served a diversity of organizations, businesses, communities and governments. Her professional background will bring a vital new perspective to the legislature as we continue to grapple with devastating crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. With her experience bringing communities and agencies together, Wendy is the perfect advocate for British Columbians struggling with the affordability crisis and lack of access to our public health care system. I am very much looking forward to working with her.”
“I am running to be the BC Green MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena to bring forward solutions to the complex, interconnected issues facing us today, such as housing, healthcare, and climate change,” Hayko added. “As an emergency management expert, my experience is in bringing agencies together to deliver vital services in the face of a crisis. I believe in the BC Green Party’s vision of working together with diverse perspectives – inside and outside the legislature – to build solutions that succeed. Together we can find a way to a healthy, prosperous future.”
The by-election was triggered by the resignation of former B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson in February, giving the government until mid-August to call it.
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