Joyce Murray is the Liberal candidate and current Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra. Joyce is both a businesswoman and passionate environmentalist; she has worked tirelessly to build sustainable infrastructure in Canada and in 1979, she co-founded an international reforestation company that has planted over one billion trees.
Elected to British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly in 2001, Joyce was immediately appointed as the province’s Environment Minister and then served as the Minister for Government Services where she was responsible for major procurement projects.
Since being elected to represent Vancouver Quadra in 2008, Joyce has championed protection of the environment. In 2011, for example, she introduced a Private Member’s Bill to ban tanker traffic in Canadian waters on the West Coast. Joyce has worked to strengthen Canada’s ties with China and the Asia-Pacific by encouraging investment in small and medium-size businesses. She is currently the Liberal Critic for National Defense and Western Diversification.