Jul 15, 2024

Mable Elmore is on her fourth term as Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for Vancouver-Kensington.

Following BC Premier David Eby’s appointment in late 2022, Canadian Filipino MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) Mable Elmore was named as the province’s Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives – a position that, among other responsibilities, allows Elmore to support the establishment of a BC provincial Filipino cultural centre.

In a letter issued December 2022, Eby directed Elmore to assist the Province’s Attorney General Suzanne Anton in “carrying out ministerial duties in the House and speaking on the government’s behalf when issues arise in the absence of the Attorney General or acting as a spokesperson for the government’sposition.” 

As parliamentary secretary for anti-racism initiatives, Elmore is also expected to work with Anton and community partners in developing and passing an Anti-Racism Act, create anti-black and anti-Asian racism strategies and support emerging museum programs and proposals including the Chinese Canadian museum, a South Asian museum and a provincial Filipino cultural centre.

Elmore is first MLA of Filipino heritage and has served as such for Vancouver-Kensington beginning in 2009. She previously served as the official opposition spokesperson for ICBC, and deputy spokesperson for Finance.

About the Author
Rachel Ramos-Reid started writing for magazines and newspapers when she was still a junior at the University of the Philippines’ Communication degree program majoring in Journalism. She continued to write in a public relations/corporate communications capacity in various private and government offices until moving out of the country in 1997 to work as Programme Officer for the arts and culture branch of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO-SPAFA) in Bangkok, Thailand. At the end of her term, Rachel found herself immigrating to Canada in the year 2000 and again searching for new beginnings. Currently she is the Executive Assistant to a small rural college on Vancouver Island.

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