Mike Hurley

Mike Hurley (born 1958) is a Canadian politician and the current mayor of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.


Mike Hurley
Mayor of Burnaby, British Columbia
Assumed office
November 5, 2018
Preceded byDerek Corrigan
Personal details
Born
Michael Hurley

c. 1958 (age 62–63)
Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, UK
Political partyIndependent
Children4
ResidenceBurnaby, British Columbia
OccupationFirefighter

Early lifeEdit

Mike Hurley was born in 1958, in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland. In 1983, he moved to Canada. In 1988, he joined the Burnaby Fire Department.[1] Hurley served as Vice President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, until he resigned after being elected as mayor.[2]

MayorEdit

In October 2018, Mike Hurley, running as an independent candidate, defeated long-time Burnaby mayor, Derek Corrigan.[3] A key factor in Hurley's victory was due to his opposition to the Metrotown demovictions under Mayor Corrigan and seeking improved housing.[4][5]In 2020, Hurley was selected as one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award Winners of 2020 presented by Canadian Immigrant Magazine.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mayor Mike Hurley". burnaby.ca. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  2. ^ "6th District VP Mike Hurley elected Mayor of Burnaby". burnabyfirefighters.com. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  3. ^ Boynton, Sean; Zussman, Richard. "Mike Hurley ends political dynasty with mayoral victory in Burnaby". Global News. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Meet Mike Hurley, independent mayoral candidate". Burnaby Now.
  5. ^ "Former firefighter Mike Hurley defeats Derek Corrigan in Burnaby mayoral race". The Georgia Straight. 20 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Canadas Top 25 Immigrants 2020". Canadian Immigrant. Retrieved 2021-06-06.

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