North Vancouver MLA Bowinn Ma welcomes newborn daughter

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Nov 17, 2023 – Jane Seyd/North Shore News

If her entrance into the world is any indication, baby Azalea may have inherited a dose of her cabinet minister mother’s approach to getting things done.

Azalea, the newborn daughter of North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA and Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness Bowinn Ma, made her entrance as a new constituent punctually at 9 a.m. on her due date Wednesday morning at Lions Gate Hospital.

Ma and her husband arrived at the hospital just seven hours earlier and “we weren’t a moment too soon or too late,” she said. “Things escalated pretty quickly for me. Thank goodness for epidurals.”

Ma added she has nothing but praise for the staff at Lions Gate Hospital.

Mother and baby are now back home recovering and getting to know each other while Ma takes a six-week break from her duties as a cabinet minister and MLA.

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