NDP party leader Jagmeet Singh plans to run for the soon-to-be-vacant seat in Burnaby, British Columbia. Commentary from Canada’s ethnic media has been as diverse as the area’s population.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re Korean, Sri Lankan, Chinese, white, Japanese, South Asian, Vietnamese or African, there is no place in Metro Vancouver—or arguably Canada or even the world — where you’re more likely to interact with someone of another ethnicity than in Burnaby,” said the author of an article published in the Vancouver Sun published in 2015. This diversity persists in 2018, and today's Multicultural Must Read comments on Singh's prospects in the riding.
Jagmeet Singh won’t find Burnaby South easy to secure seat
Source: South Asian English PTC Network Punjabi Canada
Summary: "After 10 months of standing outside the House of Commons, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has finally decided to try to take a seat. Singh is expected to announce that he will be running in the upcoming by-election in the British Columbia riding of Burnaby South, which will be officially vacated in September when NDP MP Kennedy Stewart steps aside to mount his bid for the mayor’s office in Vancouver. It will not be a cakewalk for Singh. The by-election itself has yet to be scheduled. It must be called within six months of Stewart officially vacating the seat. The Liberals could bundle the vote with ones that must be held to fill vacancies in the Quebec riding of Outremont vacated by Tom Mulcair, Singh’s predecessor, and the Ontario riding of Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, left vacant by the death of Conservative MP Gord Brown in May." (08/08/2018)
Following this race and its implications for municipal decisions in Burnaby BC will be interesting, especially through the eyes of the area’s diverse ethnic media.