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.