Leader, Vancouver Greens
Vancouver City Councillor
Adriane is a well-known leader in Green politics. In 1983 she co-founded the BC Green Party, North America's first Green Party, and in 1984 co-founded the Green Party of Vancouver. From 2000–2006, she led the BC Green Party and became the first Green leader in Canada to be included in televised leaders' debates. Under her leadership the party garnered over 12 percent of the vote – one of the highest levels of voter support of any Green Party in the world. In 2006, after co-chairing the successful campaign to elect Elizabeth May as leader of the Green Party of Canada, served as May's deputy leader from 2006 to January 2014. She ran for federal office in Vancouver Centre in 2008 and 2011 and currently chairs the Vancouver elected Greens caucus. Adriane was re-elected for her second term on Vancouver City Council in 2014.
Adriane has two adult children and lives in Vancouver's West End with her husband Paul George. She has co-chaired the Canadian Women Voters' Congress non-partisan Women's Campaign School since 2009.