Joyce Murray
Hon. Joyce Murray
Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra
December 15, 2023
December update from your MP
To You and Yours: I wish you relaxing and meaningful holidays – and a very Happy New Year!   Dirk and I are looking forward…
November 28, 2023
November update from your MP
  Building On Our Strong Economy The Fall Economic Statement 2023 provides targeted investments in priorities such as our social safety net, housing, and the…
October 31, 2023
October update from your MP
      Engaging with the Vancouver Quadra Community                                …
October 20, 2023
October MP Breakfast Connections
Dear friends & neighbours, Please join us on October 27th, for a conversation on Preserving Indigenous Languages, Knowledge and Culture with Indigenous Languages Commissioner Ronald…
September 22, 2023
September update from your MP
  Serving the Community at Home and in Ottawa   To all returning students and the UBC community, I wish you a successful academic year!…
September 21, 2023
MP Breakfast Connection: Neighbourhood Climate Action
Dear friends & neighbours,     Please join us on September 29th, for a conversation on Neighbourhood Climate Action: How we can engage & empower citizens…
July 12, 2023
Join Us For Our MP Breakfast Connection
Dear friends & neighbours, I am thrilled to let you know that our in-person MP Breakfast Connections are now back by popular demand! To the…
June 30, 2023
June update from your MP
In the Community Opa! Hope you were able to stop by my booth and say “hi” at this year’s Greek Day on Broadway! Dear Friends…
May 31, 2023
May update from your MP
Supporting Canadians and Canadian History Anticipating a fun Kerrisdale Little League 71st anniversary parade, with Kerrisdale Business Association Executive Director Terri Clark Dear Friends and…
April 30, 2023
April update from your MP
Representing you in Ottawa   Vancouver Firefighter representatives Lee Lax and Katrina Davison in Ottawa  Dear Friends and Neighbours, As your Member of Parliament, I…
March 31, 2023
March update from your MP
Happy Spring A powerful speech by President Biden highlighted the long-time and important relationship between our nations. It’s been a busy month in Ottawa, and…
February 28, 2023
February update from your MP
Connecting with the community At the Thunderbird Arena to meet passionate young hockey players, and learn about KidSport Canada’s support for the community. Happy February,…
November 28, 2022
November update from your MP
Winter is Coming! Honoured to be invited to speak at the first annual ‘Youth Summit for Human Rights’ at UBC last week. Pictured with me…
October 28, 2022
October update from your MP
October 15, 2022   On my latest trip to New Brunswick, the SOI Foundation invited me onboard the Polar Prince during its first Ocean Conservation Expedition!…
October 28, 2022
September update from your MP
September 20, 2022  At Rideau Hall for Canada's part in formalizing the accession of King Charles III. Dear friends and neighbours, On the verge of…
September 1, 2022
Summer update from your MP
  August 3, 2022  On Bowen Island with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister Alghabra, and MP Weiler announcing the next phase of the Oceans Protection…
September 1, 2022
June's MP update
    June 9th, 2022  With federally-funded ‘Canada Summer Jobs’ program students, at Dunbar Salmonberry Festival   Dear Friends and Neighbours,  Returning last week from Ottawa, my thriving…
September 1, 2022
May's MP update
May 5, 2022  Dear Friends and Neighbours,  Cherry blossoms blooming here in Ottawa tells me summer is in sight! And while the pandemic is not…
September 1, 2022
April's MP update
April 2022     [caption id="attachment_1117" align="aligncenter" width="488"] Cherry trees wrapped in First Nations art and illuminated - a new exhibit at David Lam Park[/caption]…
March 24, 2022
Hope in a Time of Tumult
  Celebrating Purim with family at the Temple Beth Am children’s carnival Dear friends and neighbours, I trust you are well and taking advantage of…
March 3, 2022
The Year of the Tiger 2022 Starts with a Roar!
  Dear friends and neighbours,    Happy Lunar New Year of the Tiger!   This yearly celebration is observed by hundreds of millions of people in countries…
January 5, 2022
December's MP Update
Dear friends and neighbours, I hope you and your family members are well! Thank you, to all who have volunteered or donated to help fellow…
November 9, 2021
Update from MP Joyce Murray
November 9, 2021 Dear friends and neighbors,   I am truly humbled to have been appointed Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard…
October 29, 2021
Swearing Ins
Honoured to be sworn in for the sixth time as the Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra. I look forward to a productive parliamentary session…
October 21, 2021
Apply Now: House of Commons Page Program
Are you or do you know a post-secondary student in Ottawa looking for a meaningful oppoertunity? The House of Commons Page program is accepting applications…
October 10, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving
October 8, 2021 Dear Friends and Neighbours, Happy Thanksgiving!  And thank you to all who expressed your confidence in me during the recent election; I am…
August 4, 2021
MP Update - A Reflective and Dynamic Time
August 3rd  Hello friends, Hope your summer is going well and you are reconnecting with family and friends since July’s eased restrictions. Thank you if…
July 23, 2021
Congratulations Hon. Mary Simon
Image source Congratulations Hon. Mary Simon on being appointed Canada’s first indigenous Governor General! At the July 6th announcement of her selection, Ms. Simons noted…
June 30, 2021
Canada Day 2021: July 1 program
More than ever, Canada Day is a time for all Canadians to show empathy, understanding and humility. It is also an opportunity to educate ourselves,…
June 26, 2021
Happy Canada Day
With Canada Day not far off, if you are wondering whether I‘m organizing our annual Vancouver Quadra Canada Day Picnic, sorry to disappoint!  I really…
June 21, 2021
June 28 MP Brunch Connections: "The State of Pacific Salmon - Is it too late?"
Dear friends and neighbours, I invite you to attend our virtual MP Brunch Connections – “The State of Pacific Salmon – Is it too late?” on Monday, June…
May 28, 2021
June 4 MP Brunch Connections: "What is a Woman to Do?"
May 28, 2021 Dear friends and neighbours, I wish to invite you to attend the next virtual MP Brunch Connections – “What is a Woman…
May 26, 2021
Remembering Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Saddened to learn of the passing of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander. She was a pioneer in landscape architecture who made timeless contributions to Vancouver’s architecture.  Cornelia’s…
May 25, 2021
The Protection and Well-being of Canadians is our Priority
May 25, 2021 Dear Friends and Neighbours, I hope you had a safe and enjoyable Victoria Day weekend – the real start of summer for…
May 6, 2021
GovInsider Article: How Canada is using AI to drive green growth
How Canada is using AI to drive green growth Interview with Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, Canada. By Yun Xuan Poon 30 APR 2021 INCLUSIVE…
May 3, 2021
A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience
Dear friends and neighbours, A year ago, plans for the federal Budget were side-lined by the emergency we all faced when COVID-19 began spreading.  The…
April 21, 2021
Investing in Child Care
Affordable child care helps families get ahead while giving children the best start in life. Our $30 billion investment through Budget 2021 means: A 50%…
April 20, 2021
Women Entreprenures Strategy
Female entrepreneurs are crucial to our economic success, yet only 16% of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are owned by women. The pandemic has disproportionately…
April 19, 2021
Let's Talk Anti-Asian Racism
Dear Community Members,   Please join me on Saturday, April 24th at 3:30 pm for an on-line Townhall addressing the important issue of Anti-Asian Racism.  I am…
April 16, 2021
Healthy Environment, Healthy Canadians
  April 15, 2021 Dear Friends, Year two, COVID-19 wave three.  As I write this, BC’s active cases are approaching last winter’s peak.  So, I…
April 6, 2021
MP Brunch Connections Invitation (April 9th)
   April 1, 2021              Dear friends and neighbours, You are invited to attend my upcoming virtual MP Brunch Connections…
March 11, 2021
National Day of Observance
Today, Canada marks the first National Day of Observance for COVID-19. It has been one year since the pandemic was first declared, distressing the entire…
February 22, 2021
MP Brunch Connections Invitation (Feb 26, 2021)
  February 22, 2021              Dear friends and neighbours, You are invited to attend my next virtual MP Brunch Connections…
February 12, 2021
You're Invited: Pre-Budget Consultations
Dear community  members, I want to hear from you!  This week and next, please join me for a virtual one-hour roundtable on the 2021-22 Budget. …
February 11, 2021
Vancouver Quadra MP Update (Feb 11th)
January 29, 2021
UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program Information
The Law Students' Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) operating out of the law faculty at the University of British Columbia is continuing to offer free legal…
January 28, 2021
Late to the game—B.C.'s delayed integration of COVID Alert
I’ll be blunt: I’m disappointed my home province of B.C. hasn’t signed on to use the COVID Alert app – it’s another tool we can…
January 25, 2021
MP Brunch Connections with Dr. Maxwell Cameron
January 22nd, 2021 MP Brunch Connections with Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron of UBC Join me and Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron of UBC in a discussion…
December 23, 2020
MP Year End Update
Dec 23, 2020 Dear friends and neighbours, I write to wish you a safe and fulfilling holiday season, and happy New Year 2021!  2020 has…
November 27, 2020
MP Brunch Connections with Ms. Sheryl Rivers, MBA
Join me and Ms. Sheryl Rivers MBA in a discussion on "Navigating the Pathway of Reconciliation"
November 13, 2020
Vancouver Quadra MP Update (Nov 13th)
November 13, 2020 Dear friends and neighbours, Big news on Pacific salmon this week! The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Hon. Bernadette Jordan, is launching consultations with…
November 2, 2020
Financial Literacy Resources
Financial literacy resources for students, seniors, and newcomers.
November 2, 2020
Introduction of the Wellness Together Program
Wellness Together Canada was funded by the Government of Canada in response to the unprecedented rise in mental distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [caption…
October 30, 2020
MP Brunch Connections with Dr. Nancy Olewiler
October 30 MP Brunch connections event with SFU director of Public Policy Dr. Nancy Olewiler on "How can COVID Help Avoid the Climate Tsunami?"
October 29, 2020
Vancouver Quadra MP Update (Oct 29)
Event Reminder: Tomorrow (Friday) at 11am, join us for another MP Brunch Connections conversation. We will hear from the very qualified Dr. Nancy Olewiler on…
October 19, 2020
Hidden Heroes Award Ceremony
Please enjoy this recording of the virtual award ceremony to celebrate our 2020 Vancouver Quadra Hidden Heroes
October 9, 2020
Vancouver Quadra MP Update (Oct 9)
Happy Thanksgiving weekend! There is good news to share since my last MP update.
October 8, 2020
2020 Hidden Heroes Awards Ceremony
Friends, please in us for our 2020 Hidden Heroes Awards Ceremony, happening Friday October 16th via Zoom at 11:00am, Vancouver time.
October 1, 2020
Mid-Autumn Festival 2020
On October 2nd, we were thrilled to host our Annual Mid-Autumn Festival Event although this year, via Zoom.
September 22, 2020
MP Brunch Connections with Minister Guilbeault
September 21 MP Brunch connections event with Minister of Canadian Heritage, Hon. Steven Guilbeault, on "Web Giants: Are they too big to regulate?"
September 20, 2020
Vancouver Quadra MP Update (Sept 20)
September 20, 2020 Dear friends, With summer almost behind us, I hope you had a chance to put your feet up, ideally in some of…
August 24, 2020
Vancouver Quadra MP Update (August 24)
Dear friends, The past week marked a significant change in our government's leadership, with the resignation of former Finance Minister Bill Morneau and the appointment…
August 19, 2020
Vancouver Quadra 2020/2021 Constituency Youth Council
Vancouver Quadra Constituency Youth Council Invites All Canadians to Join Aug 19th, 2020 Joyce Murray, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, invites all youth from the…
August 7, 2020
Vancouver Quadra MP Update (August 7)
August 07, 2020 A Safe-Restart for Canada Dear friends, I hope you enjoyed the beautiful sunny summer weather we've had so far and now, like…
July 28, 2020
MP Brunch Connections with Dr. Michael Devereux
MP Brunch Connections with MP Joyce Murray and Dr. Michael Devereux - Re-starting Canada's economy: the difficult choices ahead.
June 30, 2020
How Canadians can uproot Anti-Black Racism and systemic discrimination - this time!
MP Brunch Connections with MP Joyce Murray and Dr June Francis, featuring MP Greg Fergus: How Canadians can uproot Anti-Black Racism and systemic discrimination -…
June 30, 2020
Statement by the Parliamentary Black Caucus
Statement by the Parliamentary Black Caucus The Parliamentary Black Caucus, established in 2015, is composed of parliamentarians from the Senate and the House of Commons…
June 27, 2020
Vancouver Quadra MP Update (June 27)
June 27, 2020 Dear friends, I write as I head to my first few days off in 100 days, looking forward to our rustic cabin…
June 22, 2020
June 29 MP Brunch Connections on Anti-Black Racism
June 22, 2020 Dear friends, We are following our first virtual MP Brunch Connections event with an equally topical and important discussion! Join MP Joyce…
June 16, 2020
Vancouver Quadra MP Update (June 16)
June 16, 2020 Dear friends, Although days are busy and the weeks race by, I am grateful to be working “remotely” from our beautiful city. …
June 9, 2020
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Membership Application
A selection process for Members of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has been…
June 6, 2020
Vancouver Quadra MP Update (June 6)
June 6, 2020 Dear friends, June 1 saw a first for my MP office: a virtual MP Brunch Connections with Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s Chief Medical Health Officer.…
June 4, 2020
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Vacancies
A process was recently launched to fill full-time and part-time positions at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Please find additional information here, and share with…
June 1, 2020
MP Brunch Connections: On Managing a Pandemic with Guest Speaker Dr. Bonnie Henry Recording
May 26, 2020
Statement on WeChat
We value the important work of media across the country. Attacking the integrity of hard-working journalists is not acceptable. WeChat is a social media tool…
May 24, 2020
Vancouver Quadra MP Update (May 24)
May 24, 2020 Dear friends, How was your Victoria Day weekend? I hope fine. As for me, I celebrated my daughter’s birthday by walking Pacific…
May 22, 2020
WHO IS YOUR HIDDEN HERO? One of 2019's Hidden Heroes, Andrea Coutu. Who in your organization or neighbourhood has not received the recognition that you…
May 20, 2020
June 1 MP Breakfast Connections with Dr. Bonnie Henry
Welcome back to our MP Breakfast Connections community. It is important to stay physically apart yet stay connected, so we are excited to launch this…
May 15, 2020
Vancouver Quadra MP Update (May 15)
May 15, 2020 Dear friends, I imagine you’re as relieved as I am, that we British Columbians will soon enter Phase 2 of the province’s…
May 7, 2020
Vancouver Quadra MP Update (May 7)
May 7, 2020 Dear friends, Yesterday you may have joined the many Canadians who witnessed the ramp ceremony honouring six brave Canadian Armed Forces members…
May 7, 2020
2020 Measures to Protect Southern Resident Killer Whales
Today, Minister Garneau, Minister Jordan, and Minister Wilkinson announced this year's protective measures to support the survival and recovery of the Southern Resident killer whale.…
April 28, 2020
COVID-19 Update: More Help for Students and Others (April 28)
April 28, 2020 Dear friends, Today is historic, another of many “firsts” in the COVID-19 pandemic crisis: the first Parliamentary Session in which all Members…
April 20, 2020
COVID-19 Update: Coming Together in Difficult Times (April 20)
April 20th, 2020  Dear friends, Sadly, I begin this letter by expressing my condolences to the families and friends of the many innocent people killed…
April 9, 2020
COVID-19 Update: Delivering on Commitments (April 9)
April 9, 2020 Dear friends, Much has happened since I last wrote, from Canada surpassing 20,000 cases of COVID-19, to President Trump blocking shipments of…
March 30, 2020
COVID-19 Update: More help for small and medium size businesses (March 30)
March 30, 2020 Dear friends, How are you? I trust you and your family are well, and finding ways to enjoy the simplicity and routines of…
March 25, 2020
COVID-19: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (March 25)
March 25 2020 Dear friends, How are you? I hope safe and well, and implementing all public health measures recommended for physically distancing yourself and…
March 18, 2020
An Update on Vancouver's COVID-19 Measures (March 17)
From Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart: I know this is a stressful time for residents, especially for seniors and others who already have health concerns. I…
March 18, 2020
Government of Canada's Economic Response Plan (March 18)
The measures announced in today’s package represent the first phase of our economic response and includes up to $27 Billion in direct support for Canadians,…
March 17, 2020
Constituency Update Regarding COVID-19 - March 17
Dear Vancouver Quadra residents, Thank you for writing to me with your concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Due to the volume of emails my…
March 15, 2020
Constituency Update Regarding COVID-19 - March 14
Dear Vancouver Quadra residents, As I sit down to think of you and wish each of you well, the challenging COVID-19 global pandemic continues to…
January 21, 2020
Environmental funding opportunities / les possibilités de financement dans le domaine de l'environnement
Across the country, Canadians are leading grassroots environmental action by tackling plastic pollution, conserving nature, protecting our waterways and more. Apply today to Environment and…
July 3, 2019
Investments to renew the Canadian Coast Guard
Dear Friends and Neighbours, As West Coasters, we each have our story about the Canadian Coast Guard and the great work they do. Problem is,…
May 13, 2019
My view on the Broadway Subway Line Extension to UBC
Many of you have written to me about the proposal to extend the Broadway Skytrain to UBC’s West Point Grey Campus.I recognize some community members…
May 2, 2019
April Update / Mise à jour d'avril
As a part of the government’s Export Diversification Strategy, we recently announced a partnership with the World Trade Centre to expand their Trade Accelerator Program…
April 15, 2019
Confronting "ecoanxiety"
North American medical and psychological professional associations have sounded the alarm about ‘Ecoanxiety’, a newly-identified psychological disorder stemming from worries and a sense of hopelessness…
April 8, 2019
Reflections on Cabinet Promotion
Dear Friends and Neighbours, I hope you’re enjoying the warm and sunny spring weather this year! Spring has brought important news for me: it was…
March 22, 2019
Anthony Housefather: What Canadians need to know about the SNC-Lavalin affair
Via the National Post: We need to make sure that everyone is clear on what one can and cannot say to the attorney-general in the…
March 11, 2019
Reducing Poverty Benefits Everyone
Dear Friends and Neighbours, Since the 2015 election the Liberal government has taken decisive action on our plan to cut poverty in half. Reducing “income…
March 10, 2019
Federal Progress on Environmental Sustainability
As you may know, the challenge of creating a sustainable society that operates in harmony with the earth’s systems is a key reason I entered…
March 7, 2019
Joyce Murray Is Toughing It Out: The BC MP on her son’s critical injuries, the SNC scandal, pro-rep, Trans Mountain and more.
By Michael Harris Today | Michael Harris, a Tyee contributing editor, is a highly awarded journalist and documentary maker. Author of Party of One, the bestselling expose of the…
March 5, 2019
My perspective on recent resignations & allegations related to SNC Lavalin
Dear friends and neighbours, Many have written me about the recent resignations of two Liberal cabinet ministers, MP Wilson-Raybould and MP Philpott, and allegations of…
February 26, 2019
Jericho Lands Planning Program Launch March 2nd
Dear friends and neighbours, You may have already received a notice from the City of Vancouver - Local Government inviting you to the Jericho Lands…
February 14, 2019
Lunar New Year Statement in the House of Commons 2019
Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to join the many Canadians celebrating lunar new year Lunar New Year, and I to take this occasion to…
January 15, 2019
The application period for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program is now open. The federal government wants to help employers like you hire youth and…
December 14, 2018
Investing in Canada: $180+ Billion Infrastructure Plan Over 12 Years
I invite you to check out this interactive map to learn more about all the ongoing projects in our community  
June 25, 2018
Green Infrastructure: Climate Compliance Update
The Future is Climate Compliant: Canadians are proud of our Paris Agreement commitments to significantly reduce our emissions by 2050. Canadian innovators are already building…
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