Infrastructure and transportation investments both stimulate the local economy and support the development of complete communities – communities where people can live, work and play. Never has this been more important than in a post-COVID19 world. As the Province of BC moves from managing a health crisis, to focusing on economic recovery, decisions will need to be made about what investments should be made and where. ULI is supportive of these investments and is keen to work with the Provincial Government to “build back better.”
Join us as we chat with Minister Fleming and Minister of State Ma on June 22nd!
*See the Province's Recovery Plan, Stronger BC, here.
First elected as the MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale in May 2017, Bowinn is also a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional and holds a Masters degree from the UBC Sauder School of Business. Before being elected MLA, she managed terminal expansion and redevelopment projects at the Vancouver International Airport. Bowinn is a strong advocate on the issues of housing, transportation, and child care. Her degree in civil engineering and background in transportation engineering are foundational to her continued efforts to improve transportation on the North Shore and throughout the Lower Mainland. Bowinn has previously served as the Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink and worked on several cabinet and parliamentary committees, including Treasury Board, Housing Working Group, Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, and Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations. The Canadian-born daughter of two Taiwanese immigrants, Bowinn started her working life with the Pacific National Exhibition at the age of 15, where she worked in various part-time jobs to support herself through university. She has also worked as a consultant, geological technician and labourer in the central Yukon and was at one point enrolled with the Canadian Armed Regular Forces. Bowinn lives in North Vancouver with her partner and two cats.
Rob Fleming was first elected to represent the riding of Victoria-Hillside in 2005. Rob has previously served as the Minister of Education from July 2017 to October 2020. Before his election to the Legislature, Rob served two terms as a Victoria city councillor. He chaired the city’s finance committee and represented Victoria at the Capital Regional District, the Victoria Regional Transit Commission, the Capital Region Housing Corporation and Tourism Victoria. As a city councillor, Rob was a leading advocate for public transit and affordable housing. He was instrumental in the creation of the Capital Region’s Affordable Housing Trust and the region’s transportation plan. Rob has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Victoria. He worked in research and communications and was a research and policy analyst for the Ministry of Advanced Education. He was involved in many community organizations and travelled to El Salvador to monitor elections there. Rob lives in Victoria with his wife Maura, daughter Rory and son Jack. He is a dedicated soccer fan and player, and helps coach his son’s team.