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UMBS Go Blue
03-26-2011, 05:56 AM
Who wins the riding of Vancouver South in the May 2011 Canadian federal election?

UMBS Go Blue
03-30-2011, 03:03 AM
Last time Wai Young lost to former BC Premier Ujjal Dosanjh by only 20 votes after multiple recounts.

The riding has large populations of Chinese descent (45%) and Indian descent (15%). Will NDP candidate Meena Wong split the Chinese vote and play spoiler?

UMBS Go Blue
04-21-2011, 03:16 PM
Fascinating story recently from the Globe and Mail (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ridings-to-watch/economy-trumps-all-in-culturally-diverse-vancouver-south/article1964338/).

Sam Grimes, a self-employed painter from Liverpool, sits at a table in the Dhoom Restaurant and Bar, washing down his plate of curry with a glass of beer. “This is the real Canada,” he enthuses. “A real mix.”

In his small, one-person store, 74-year-old tailor Ben Kwan, a 1980 arrival from Hong Kong, says Punjabis make up 70 per cent of his business.

Across the street at Fraser Barbeque and Fresh Meat, the ethnic Chinese staff says sales come mostly from “Filipinos and white people. Only 30 per cent Chinese.”

Despite the large immigrant population, however, the number one issue on voters’ minds is the same here as in the rest of Canada: the economy. Money, or lack of it, is the great cultural unifier.

UMBS Go Blue
05-04-2011, 10:10 AM
From Elections Canada:

Party Candidate Votes % Votes
Marxist-Leninist Charles Boylan 222 0.5
Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh 15,605 34.7
Green Party Jean de Dieu Hakizimana 1,151 2.6
NDP-New Democratic Party Meena Wong 8,554 19.0
Conservative Wai Young 19,504 43.3
Total number of valid votes: 45,036

Good riddance, Mr. Smear / Dirty Tricks Dosanjh.