About Michael

In 2017, Michael was elected the MLA for Vancouver-Langara. He is the Parliamentary Secretary for Housing Affordability to the Minister of Natural Gas Development and Minister Responsible for Housing.

Prior to his election, Michael was a business lawyer and partner with Lawson Lundell LLP.  Before obtaining his law degree at the University of Victoria, he worked as a Special Assistant to the Right Honourable Kim Campbell in Vancouver and Ottawa. He also holds a BSc in Biology, a BA (Hons) in Political Science and an MA degree in Political Science with a focus on environmental regulations. 

Michael has served as the past Chair of the Board of Directors of Arts Umbrella and Alumni UBC. He has also served as a past Vice-Chair and Board member of Science World British Columbia, SUCCESS and Leadership Vancouver.  Michael is a past Board member of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver Foundation, the Justice Education Society of BC, Sustainable Cities International and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association. 

A son of Hong Kong immigrants, Michael was born and raised in Vancouver.  He and his wife Christina have three young adult children.