Morgane Oger M.S.M. B.A.Sc.
Morgane Oger believes in addressing injustice, corruption, and political interference that stops everyone from participating equally in Canadian society. Whether it is Justin Trudeau’s broken promise to end the blood ban, his firing of his attorney general for doing her job, or allowing hatred and disinformation to be amplified in Canada's public institutions because “that kind" of discrimination is still quietly tolerable to decision makers who run our institutions, Canadians know that injustice, corruption and political interference harm everyone.
Justin Trudeau promise to do things differently, He didn't do it by buying the Trans Mountain pipeline, He didn't do it when it came to political interference with SNC-Lavallin, and he broke his promise to end the stigmatizing blood ban.
Head to toe healthcare including Pharmacare. Morgane Oger knows what it is like to have to decide between paying for a prescription and putting food on the table. It is horrible and nobody should have to decide between their family’s healthcare and other basic needs.
Morgane will push for Canada to live up to our climate commitments. Morgane believes in ensuring Canada prioritizes support for commercial projects that move us closer to addressing the ongoing climate emergency.
Risking an oil-tanker disaster in the Salish Sea by creating a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic transiting through Coal Harbour and English Bay is a striking example of the Trudeau government simultaneously failing coastal British Columbians and Canada’s climate commitments. Making Canadians buy a share in this Liberal boondoggle adds insult to injury.
Co-parenting two elementary-school-aged children in downtown Vancouver, Morgane Oger consults in the tech industry while driving public policy change and supporting vulnerable persons from the side of her desk for a more inclusive society.
Morgane Oger is the founder and executive director of the Morgane Oger Foundation which was founded to help narrow the gap between Canada’s laws and the experience of people on the ground. The foundation employs education, advocacy, and legal means to reach its goals.
Morgane Oger is a founding member of the Law Union of BC and currently serves as Vice-President of the BC New Democratic Party Morgane was the BC NDP candidate in the 2017 British Columbia general election in Vancouver-False Creek, coming within 415 votes of winning the election in a provincial Liberal stronghold. Morgane ran for School Trustee in the 2019 Vancouver General Election as an independent candidate and received over 27,900 votes, the largest number of votes ever achieved in Canada by an openly transgender person and the best result of an independent candidate for trustee.
Recognized for working with everyone, Morgane Oger is an effective community organizer and change maker. She is known for reaching hearts and minds to help win numerous significant victories on issues focused around equality and inclusion at all levels of Government.
Supporting the Canadian Human Rights Commission in matters related to transgender rights, Oger is active in the support of transgender persons involved in the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in detention. In 2019, Morgane won a major precedent-setting legal victory against Bill Whatcott in the BC Human Rights Tribunal.
A tenacious loudmouth working in both official languages of Canada, Morgane Oger successfully spearheaded the push to convince Canadians to support human rights law that protects us all against discrimination based on gender identity or expression. She has helped implement ground-breaking policies supporting these laws across the country.
For her contribution to inclusion and equality, Oger was named “National Hero” Grand Marshal at the 2016 Vancouver Pride Parade. She was awarded the Kimberly Nixon Pride Legacy Award in 2016 and received the Shakti Trailblazer Award in 2018. In recognition for her service to Canada in extending human rights for LGBTQ2+ persons, Morgane Oger was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal on behalf of The Queen and all Canadians by Governor General Julie Payette in 2018*.
*The Meritorious Service Decorations recognize great Canadians for exceptional deeds accomplished over a limited period of time that bring honour to our country. They honour achievements in both military and civil divisions.