Heavenly Father, our prayers of blessing go out to MLA: Claire Travena and we give thanks for her interest in equality and protection for those she has faithfully served over a number of years. As Opposition Critic for Transportation, Highways and B.C. Ferries, supply her with true motivation, clear direction and a renewed vision for what is needed. May You grant her a voice that will be heard. Bless her with good health and protect her home and work place and fill both with Your joy and peace. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Claire was first elected as MLA for North Island in May 2005 and was re-elected for a third term in May 2013.
Claire serves as Opposition Critic for Transportation, Highways and B.C. Ferries.
Claire is a former journalist, activist and international development worker.
In the early 1990s, Claire came to Canada as the BBC’s Canada correspondent. Awarded the Canadian Civilian Peacekeeping Medal, she’s worked on democratic development projects overseas and in Canada.
Claire was an active trade unionist in her professional life. Since moving to B.C. she has been involved in a number of community and environmental initiatives. She was elected to the board of the Quadra Community Association and held a seat on the Regional District of Comox Strathcona Regional Area J Advisory Planning Committee.
Prior to the 2005 election, Claire ran a small communications business on Quadra Island with her husband, Mike McIvor.