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Meet Jane Thornthwaite

Jane Thornthwaite

North Vancouver-Seymour Candidate

Jane Thornthwaite is the BC Liberal candidate for North Vancouver-Seymour in the 2017 provincial election. She was first elected as MLA in 2009 and re-elected in 2013.

Thornthwaite most recently served as Parliamentary Secretary for Child Mental Health and Anti-Bullying to the Minister of Children and Family Development, a position she held since December 2014. She was a member of the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow and chaired the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, which released its comprehensive report, “Concrete Actions for Systemic Change,” in January.

Thornthwaite served as a school trustee for the North Vancouver Board of Education, topping the polls in both the 2005 and 2008 municipal elections. She was elected chair of the North Vancouver Board of Education in December 2008 and served until her election to the Legislature.

Previously, Thornthwaite was a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (B.Sc., B.H.E.) and enjoyed a 22-year career in health care. Her writing has been published in a wide variety of publications and she has been a guest presenter and lecturer at numerous colleges and universities.

As a former self-employed health consultant, Thornthwaite has experience operating a small business and supporting a family as a mother of three kids. Thornthwaite has had an extensive volunteer career on the North Shore and has lived there all of her life.

“It is an honour to serve my community, and to advocate for new services and opportunities to support the families that live here. We have a strong government with a leading national economy to support new growth, housing and sustainable social programs over the long-term — and I am committed to that. With over $150 million in transportation infrastructure upgrades secured for our community, there is a lot of work ahead of us.” – Jane Thornthwaite.

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1248 A Lynn Valley Road
North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 2A3