FEDERAL Liberals in Burnaby South have nominated Karen Wang, who owns Angels Playhouse daycare, as their candidate in the upcoming federal by-election.
She defeated Cyrus Eduljee, a scientist who works at biotechnology company Stemcell Technologies. Wang lost as a BC Liberal candidate in the 2017 provincial election.
No date has been set for the byelection in Burnaby South from where federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is running. The NDP’s Kennedy Stewart won Burnaby South by just over 500 votes in the last election. He vacated the seat to run for Vancouver’s mayorship. Lawyer Jay Shin is the Conservatives’ candidate. The Green Party is not fielding a candidate in the byelection.
“We are very proud to have Karen Wang on Team Trudeau for the upcoming by-election in Burnaby South, as our Liberal movement continues to grow across British Columbia,” said Suzanne Cowan, President of the Liberal Party of Canada. “Karen is a dedicated community leader and a champion for a strong middle class, and she’ll never stop working hard to build a better future for families in Burnaby South.”
Karen is a mother of two and an active community volunteer who lives in Burnaby South with her husband and family. She has been an early childhood educator and entrepreneur in the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years.
“In Burnaby South, we need a committed local champion in Parliament who knows our city’s challenges and opportunities, and who will always be a strong voice for our community,” said Wang. “I look forward to working with Justin Trudeau to grow our economy, strengthen our middle class, invest in more affordable housing and better transit and roads, and protect a healthy environment for our kids and grandkids.”