By Benjamin Alldritt, North Shore News September 28, 2011
He won't get a chance to run for more than a year and a half, but Jim Hanson has still secured the B.C. NDP nomination in North Vancouver-Seymour.
"I believe we can do better," he said in an interview. "I have children in our school system. I'm the son of parents who are seniors on the North Shore and I have children who will be entering the labour market. I think we can do better."
Hanson, 50, is an Argyle secondary graduate and lives in the Blueridge neighbourhood
with his wife and two children. He holds law degrees from UBC and Oxford university in the U.K.
As the senior partner of Surrey's largest law firm, Hanson has represented the passengers of the doomed ferry Queen of the North, as well as suing the provincial lotteries corporation on behalf of gambling addicts.
"Jim always acts for individuals," his campaign release says, "and never for corporations. He has acted, and continues to act, for persons of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations and occupations, and has had extensive contact with the province's less fortunate."
North Vancouver-Seymour's sitting MLA is B.C. Liberal Jane Thornthwaite.
The provincial election is scheduled for May 14, 2013.
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