MLA office opens

It took a few months but MLA Gary Holman finally found office space in downtown Sidney

NDP MLA for Saanich North and the Islands Gary Holman and constituency assistant Debra Hartung (from left) welcome people to the official opening of Holman’s office in Sidney Tuesday evening.

It took a few months but MLA Gary Holman finally found office space in downtown Sidney.

The NDP MLA for Saanich North and the Islands officially opened his local constituency office at an open house Nov. 5. He had been working out of his legislative office in Victoria since  June. Located on Fifth Street near Beacon Avenue in Driftwood Centre, the office has been busy since October when constituency assistants moved in.

“This will be a non-partisan office,” Holman told the small crowd at the open house. “People are finding us and we have a lot of files that we are already working on.”

Holman said his office, in the hub community of Sidney, will work with people who are, in general, facing challenges navigating provincial government to receive fair treatment on a variety of issues.

“We can’t help in every case, “ Holman said, “but in all cases, people will get an answer from us.”

The office is open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. The phone number is 250-655-5711.