January 19, 2019
Burnaby, BC – The Liberal Party of Canada has announced that accomplished community leader and longtime MLA Richard T. Lee will be the Team Trudeau candidate for Burnaby South in the upcoming federal by-election.
“Richard Lee has a proven commitment to public service, and he has dedicated his career to making life better for Burnaby families,” said Suzanne Cowan, President of the Liberal Party of Canada. “We are honoured to welcome Richard to Team Trudeau as our Liberal candidate in this important by-election, and after sixteen years of service in the BC Legislature, I know he will be a strong and trusted voice for Burnaby South in Parliament.”
Richard represented Burnaby as a Member of the BC Legislative Assembly for sixteen years, where he also served as a Parliamentary Secretary and became the first Chinese-Canadian to serve as Deputy Speaker of the Legislature. He and his wife Anne have lived in Burnaby for 32 years and have raised their three children in the community, and he will work closely with Justin Trudeau to strengthen our middle class and grow the local economy.
“I’m proud to call Burnaby my home, and this by-election is about ensuring Burnaby South has a strong voice in Parliament to help make life better for families in this community,” said Richard T. Lee. “I’m looking forward to working with Justin Trudeau to keep making progress on Burnaby’s priorities, like investing in new affordable housing and better transit, creating good middle class jobs, and protecting a healthy environment for our kids and grandkids.”
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