LIFELONG community advocate, teacher, former head of the BC Teachers’ Federation, and previous federal Member of Parliament, Jinny Sims, was nominated Friday to seek re-election as the BC NDP candidate in the riding of Surrey-Panorama.
“Under the leadership of [Premier] John Horgan, I want to continue the work we’re doing for the people of Surrey-Panorama, because there is still much more to do,” Sims said. “The BC Liberals want to go back to cutting programs rather than investing in our future — that’s a risk we cannot afford as we work to recover from COVID-19.”
As part of Horgan’s NDP government, Sims helped to expand affordable childcare and improve education. As Minister of Citizen’s Services, she expanded high-speed internet to thousands of homes and businesses. With her NDP colleagues, Sims has begun the work to make Surrey a ‘second downtown’ which will include an innovation corridor and a second Surrey hospital with a new cancer care centre, says the NDP.
“Jinny understands what it means to fight for people who are worried about their health and their livelihoods,” Horgan said. “I’m proud that she will continue her work as part of our team and together we will build a long-term recovery that will protect the health of British Columbians and secure their future.”