Adrian Dix Biography
Claim to Fame: Canadian Politician
DOB: April 20, 1964
Diabetes Type: 1
Adrian Dix was raised in Vancouver and graduated from the University of British Columbia. He is married to the poet and writer, Renée Saklikar.
Dix was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1992, but has stated that he does not let it hold him back. "You know, it makes you more organized in your life. There is no question about that. It makes you more disciplined in your life," he said in 2011 during an interview with Straight Magazine.
Dix served as the Chief of Staff to Premier Glen Clark from 1996 to 1999. Then in 2001 to 2005 he worked as a political commentator and journalist.
In 2005, he was elected as a member of the legislative assembly (MLA). He first served as the opposition critic for Children and Families and then served as the Health critic. Dix has used his power as MLA to bring insulin pumps to children with type 1 diabetes.
In 2011, Dix was elected leader of the BC New Democrats, where he is continuing to work to fight inequality issues in British Columbia.
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