‘It makes us look bad’: Burnaby’s Chinese-Canadian community reacts to Karen Wang’s resignation over WeChat post

‘It makes us look bad’: Burnaby’s Chinese-Canadian community reacts to Karen Wang’s resignation over WeChat post

VANCOUVER—Voters in the riding of Burnaby South, formerly contested by federal Liberal candidate Karen Wang, expressed their disappointment Wednesday after controversy over a WeChat post forced her to step down from the byelection. But some were not surprised about her comments on race.

Wang, the federal Liberal candidate running against NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, resigned following a Star Vancouver report on her post on the Chinese social media app WeChat that urged people to vote for her, the “only Chinese candidate,” and not “Singh of Indian descent.”

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2019/01/16/it-makes-us-look-bad-burnabys-chinese-canadian-community-reacts-to-karen-wangs-resignation-over-wechat-post.html

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