We are professional immigrants & business owners in Victoria B.C. committed to establishing multicultural incubators. Victoria Multicultural Business Connector (VMBC) has created a platform for Victoria’s immigrants to flourish their ideas into reality and help them to overcome obstacles. VMBC assists immigrants find their path to success.
Our next event is on 23 June 2017:
Address by Mr Murray Rankin, Member of Parliament
Our guest speaker for this event is NDP Member of Parliament Murray Rankin, who represents the Victoria constituency. MP Rankin will be explaining his role in Parliament; how he supports his constituency; how the public should bring their questions and concerns to him and how he resolves them in Ottawa.
He will be sharing the hot topics he is focusing on based on voters’ feedbacks. His main goal is to meet newcomers from out of province and out of country. He wants to have face to face dialogues with the attendees so he knows what is happening at the ground level. What are his people’s issues and concerns and how can he support his constituents?
MP Rankin’s visit will be very valuable to newcomers as they struggle to settle in Victoria. We encourage attendees who wish to bring issues to the Minister, to please present these in a succinct manner.
Mr Rankin’s bio:
A nationally-recognized expert in environmental and public law, Murray Rankin was first elected as Victoria’s Member of Parliament in 2012. He was re-elected in 2015 and now serves as the NDP’s House Leader in the House of Commons, having previously served as critic for national revenue, health and justice. Murray helped shape Canada’s new laws on medical aid in dying and Parliamentary oversight of security and intelligence services, and successfully fought for justice for victims of Thalidomide poisoning.
Prior to serving in Parliament, Murray built a successful law career and raised a family in Victoria. While a law professor at the University of Victoria, he helped build organizations like West Coast Environment Law, the Land Conservancy of BC and the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre. Working with the provincial government, Murray helped double BC’s parks system, negotiate treaties with First Nations, and craft BC’s laws for privacy and freedom of information.
VMBC Networking events are open (but not limited) to:
- Business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, sponsors
- Volunteers, and people looking to gain Canadian experience.
- Engineers, architects, and technicians
- Doctors, Practitioners, Lawyers
- Advisors, Consultants
VMBC members will be enjoying the benefits to:
- Introduce and share ideas, products, expertise, and services
- Build a great and influential network
- Find partners, investors
- Easily overcome obstacles
The foreign exposure and operations in Victoria are constantly increasing, yet the common hardships such as local knowledge, networking, funds, etc. still prevail. VMBC aims to address the questions or concerns of foreigners, who are business owners or planning to establish their businesses.
Surrounded by volunteers, professionals, sponsors and investors from a variety of sectors, information and networks are constantly refreshed and available.
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