Joyce Murray

Your member of parliament for

Vancouver Quadra

Joyce Murray

Your member of parliament for

Vancouver Quadra


MP Town Hall Events In Review

Scroll down for video highlights of past MP Town Hall events.

Joyce is holding MP Town Hall events at Ryerson Memorial Hall (45th and Yew) on policy issues that are relevant to Quadra residents.

MP Murray aims to bring together experts to present different viewpoints to allow a balanced and non-partisan discussion on issues important to you, the opportunity to learn and engage current policy issues.

We welcome your feedback and ideas for future MP Town Hall events. If you would like to be added to the email invitation list, please send an email to

Town Hall meeting and discussion about the future of the Jericho Garrison Lands. This historic property west of Alma Street and north of 8th is currently owned by the Department of National Defence, but is slated to be sold.

Joyce Murray, MP for Vancouver Quadra hosted a Town Hall on July 15th with MLA David Eby who will offer a provincial perspective, and Michael Geller, a respected local developer and Mentor at the UBC School of Architecture. Please see below the video of each presentation with a copy of their presentation.


Power Point Presentation: JM-CLC-slideshow (revised July 15)


Power Point Presentation here


Power Point Presentation: Jericho Lands planning process

March 22 Town Hall: Cohen Commission on Sockeye Salmon – Roadmap or costly waste of time and money?

After 18 months of testimony and $26 million spent, the Cohen Commission’s final report “The Uncertain Future of the Fraser River Sockeye,” outlined 75 recommendations for reversing a decade long decline in salmon populations.

On Saturday, March 22, 2014 join MP Joyce Murray and a panel of leading experts on BC’s West Coast salmon to discuss the future of BC’s wild salmon stocks.

Expert Panelists:
David Levy, biologist and Former Research Director for the Cohen Commission Inquiry.
Brenda Gaertner, lawyer and was lead counsel for the First Nations Coalition before the Cohen Commission.
Jordan Point, Executive Director of the First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia.
Stan Proboszcz, fisheries biologist with Watershed Watch Salmon Society.

MP Town Hall event – future of wild Sockeye Salmon stocks.
Part 1: David Levy and Jordon Point:
from Joyce Murray on Vimeo.

Part 2

MP Town Hall Event Part 2: Stan Proboszcz
from Joyce Murray on Vimeo.

MP Town Hall Event part 3: Brenda Gaertner:

Feb 21 MP Town Hall: Is Canada’s elections system obsolete?
Today we are hearing more and more voter frustration about how Canada’s political parties operate; on the role of MPs and the Senate and on how we elect Parliament. The recent Senate scandal and the muzzling of MPs by the government has the public calling for change and reform.

On Saturday, February 1, 2014 three of BC’s leading experts on democracy and the electoral process will bring their views on Democratic Reform to our first Town Hall Meeting of the year.

Speakers are: Gordon Gibson, author on federalism, governance, and aboriginal/non-aboriginal relations; Anke Kessler, Professor of Economics Simon Fraser University specializing in the structure of government and Margot Young, Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia specializing in constitutional law.

Town Hall on Democratic Reform from Joyce Murray on Vimeo.

Town Hall on Democratic Reform from Joyce Murray on Vimeo.

October 4, Town Hall meeting on The Quebec ‘Charter of Values’: what does it mean for Canadians? 

Please join MP Joyce Murray for an event on October 4th with special guest Hon. Stéphane Dion to discuss this controversial proposal.

For over 30 years, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms have affirmed and protected the right to freedom of conscience and religion. Quebec’s proposed ‘Charter of Values’ claims to defend the secular underpinning of the province by banning religious headgear and accessories from public sector workplaces. This proposal has divided Quebec society, and has baffled or outraged many from other provinces. Join us to hear Mr. Dion’s analysis and share your views.