Welcome to Vancouver-Mount Pleasant!

I am honoured to be the MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and serve as BC’s Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training (AEST).

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My constituency office is currently closed due to current events. My office is still committed to assisting constituents. You can get support from my staff by calling (604) 660-0707 or emailing melanie.mark.mla@leg.bc.ca

COVID-19 Information
  • Non-medical info: 1-888-268-4319
  • If you are feeling unwell: call 8-1-1 (no area code)
  • Federal info: 1-833-784-4397
  • Self-assessment tool for yourself or others: https://bc.thrive.health/
  • BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), comprehensive info on COVID-19: http://www.bccdc.ca/

For a comprehensive COVID-related list of federal and provincial information, check out the following pages on my website: Public Health & Government News and Government Financial Supports.

Take care,


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Latest News

Local governments to develop poverty reduction action plans

Community-based supports for vulnerable and low-income people throughout B.C. are being boosted through a series of local government poverty reduction initiatives. With grants from the Poverty Reduction Planning and Action Program, 54 local governments throughout the province, through 29 projects, will …

Minimum wage increase takes effect

To support B.C.’s lowest paid workers, the general hourly minimum wage is increasing to $14.60, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders are also increasing, effective Monday, June 1, 2020. In 2018, to …