Victoria MLA Grace Lore announces reduced role after doctors find brain tumour in young son

Victoria MLA Grace Lore announces reduced role after doctors find brain tumour in young son
Grace Lore
Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Grace Lore announced that she will be temporarily reducing her role after doctors recently discovered a brain tumour in her four-year-old son.

The MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill says she’s taking a step back from her role after doctors found a tumour in her young son.

Grace Lore announced Sunday that her four-year-old son has been receiving medical treatment after a tumour was discovered in his brain last month. She said she will be temporarily reducing her duties as MLA in order to continue caring for her family, but will not be stepping down.

“I remain your MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill but am relying on the incredible support of my staff, the public service and my colleagues for stepping up to make sure my community is cared for while I take care of my family during this difficult time,” Lore wrote in a post on social media Sunday.

Lore said her constituency officer remains open and thanked everyone for their patience and support.

“I want to say thank you on behalf of my family for the incredible health care, community care, and support we’ve received. Thank you to the health care providers, the nurses, doctors, oncologists, and everyone who has supported us so far on this journey. All my gratitude to everyone at BC Children’s Hospital and Ronald MacDonald House for all the incredible care,” she wrote.

She also said she looks forward to a full return to her duties in the future.

Lore was elected in October 2020, replacing long-time NDP politician Carole James, who retired after holding the riding for more than a decade.

(CW: illness, childhood illness)

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