Opposition Critic Calls For Creation of Arts & Culture Committee

Dear Member of the Creative Economy,

In case we haven’t met yet - my name is Lana Popham. I’m the MLA for Saanich South and the new Opposition Critic for Small Business, Tourism, Arts and Culture. 

Since July, I have been meeting with as many of you as I can to better understand the needs and desires of those in the creative sector. Although I’ve just begun to scratch the surface, I have learned that there are many dots to be connected to make the creative economy more successful.

When the Legislature convenes in February I will ask all Members of the House to support the creation of a “Select Standing Committee for Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy”.

I’m convinced this would bring your interests and insights directly into the legislative process.

Therefore, I am asking you to support this prioritization of the creative sector in BC. 

I laid out my perspective in the Georgia Straight this week, and I’ve included the text and a link below.

With your help I am confident that we can successfully press the government to better support the creative sector. 

Please take 30 seconds to sign this petition calling for the creation of this committee. I’ll present it to the House in February.

I welcome your feedback at any time and I will be in touch soon regarding Budget 2014.

Warm regards,


Lana Popham

Member of the BC Legislative Assembly for Saanich South, Opposition Critic for Small Business, Tourism, Arts & Culture

P: 250.479.4154 | F: 250.479.4176 | E: lana.popham.mla@leg.bc.ca | 4085 Quadra, Victoria BC V8X 1K5

- Georgia Straight: B.C. legislature should have arts and culture committee, Dec 9, 2013 

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