B.C. Representative for Children and Youth reappointed for a second term

Published on November 15, 2011

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Victoria — 

Members of the all-party Special Committee to Appoint a Representative for Children and Youth have unanimously recommended that the House reappoint Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond for a second term as the Representative for Children and Youth for British Columbia.

"During her first term, Ms. Turpel-Lafond has shown outstanding leadership in defining the new position of Representative for Children and Youth," said committee chair Colin Hansen. "We are pleased to recommend her reappointment for another five years." 

"In the interview, we were impressed with her strong commitment to continuing the work of her office in advocacy, monitoring and investigation," added Mable Elmore, deputy chair.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond was first appointed by the House as the Province's first Representative for Children and Youth on Nov. 27, 2006. As an officer of the Legislature, the appointment was made on the

unanimous recommendation of an all-party special committee.  

The members of the Special Committee to Appoint a Representative for

Children and Youth are:

Colin Hansen, MLA (Vancouver-Quilchena), Chair;

Mable Elmore, MLA (Vancouver-Kensington), Deputy Chair:

Rob Howard, MLA (Richmond Centre);

Maurine Karagianis, MLA (Esquimalt-Royal Roads);

Ben Stewart, MLA (Westside-Kelowna);

Dr. Moira Stilwell, MLA (Vancouver-Langara);

Claire Trevena, MLA (North Island)