Young Liberals of Canada (British Columbia)

The YLC (British Columbia) is one of Canada’s largest Young Liberal organizations, representing all federal Liberals under 26 in BC. With a proud history of leading progressive change, we consider it our duty to bring the concerns of youth to the forefront of the party. Comprised of youth from all parts of British Columbia, the YLC(BC) is led by an executive whose members hail from the interior to Metro Vancouver to the island. Reflecting the diversity of our province and the West Coast’s progressive bent, the YLC(BC) cherishes Liberal values of freedom, multiculturalism and an equitable society.

The YLC(BC)’s most cherished achievement is the leading role we played in the Young Liberal push for the legalization of marijuana. In 2011, the YLC(BC) passed a resolution supporting legalization, which it successfully convinced the YLC as a whole to adopt in the lead-up to the 2012 Liberal Convention in Ottawa. At the convention, the resolution was overwhelmingly adopted by the party. This led to its endorsement by Justin Trudeau in 2013 and inclusion in the Liberal Party’s 2015 election platform. The recently introduced Cannabis Act makes good on this promise, and the YLCBC is very proud of its integral role in making legalization a reality.

Executive Name
Section Chair Margareta Dovgal
Vice-Chair, English Amarit Brar
Vice-Chair, French Sophie Clausius/td>
Policy Chair Gary Xie
Organization Chair Riya Khanna
Finance chair Cole Harding
Membership Chair Karina Dhillon
Communications Chair Chance Boruck
Directors-at-Large Edanna Jones, Arvin Khamooshian,
Olyvia Guo, Sabrina Sutherland,
Arsalan Anwar, Esther Zhang,
Stuti Sharma

Campus Clubs

University of British Columbia – UBC YLC

Chief Officer: Riya Khanna

 

University of British Columbia Okanagan – UBCO YLC

Chief Officer: Scott Farrell

 

Simon Fraser University – SFU YLC

Chief Officer: Margarita Rodriguez-Simon

 

Thompson Rivers University – TRU Young Liberals

Chief Officer: Keegan Lawrence

 

Vancouver Island University – VIU Young Liberals

Chief Officer: Michael Ribicic

 

University of Victoria – uVic Young Liberals of Canada

Chief Officer: Marwan Khan