Burnaby North-Seymour NDP members elected Jim Hanson to stand as their candidate in the next federal election.
Jim is a two-term Councillor in the District of North Vancouver, elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. He will challenge incumbent Liberal MP Terry Beech.
“People have started to see the real Justin Trudeau in the last few years, and we need more than just empty talk,” said Hanson. “Burnaby North-Seymour residents want real investments in local affordable housing, reliable transportation, and a real climate action plan.”
Jim is a longtime Seymour resident, graduating from Windsor High School before going to Simon Fraser University, then UBC Law School and Oxford University in England for a graduate law degree.
“I look forward to winning the riding, and I congratulate my NDP opponents on an active and healthy race,” added Hanson. “It was great to see how many people in Burnaby North-Seymour mobilized after being tired of inaction and hungry to get organized around making change.”
Since 1988, Jim has worked as a lawyer in the Lower Mainland and has always represented the rights of individuals against big corporations and government bodies.
Jim lives in Seymour with his wife Ruth Hanson and together they have two adult children, Robert and Elizabeth. Before moving back to North Vancouver, Jim and Ruth lived in North Burnaby for the first 11 years of their marriage.