Honourable Adrian Dix
Since being elected to represent Vancouver-Kingsway in 2005, Adrian has forged a reputation as a passionate advocate for his constituents and their concerns and an effective member of the B.C. legislative assembly. He has consistently raised awareness of critical issues and forced needed change in areas ranging from children in care, seniors, fair treatment of workers and protecting public health research.
A strong advocate for public health care, Adrian has served as Minister of Health and Minister for Francophone Affairs since July 2017. In that role he has helped lead B.C.’s response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Before becoming an MLA, Adrian was the executive director for Canadian Parents for French, B.C.-Yukon Branch, a non-profit organization promoting language education. From 2001-05, Adrian was a political commentator and journalist, writing a column for the Victoria Times Colonist and the Source, a multicultural newspaper in Vancouver. From 1996 to 1999, he was the chief of staff to former B.C. premier Glen Clark.
He also served as Leader of the Opposition from 2011-14.
Adrian was raised in Vancouver and is a UBC graduate. He is married to award-winning poet and writer Renée Saklikar.