At a glance
The district of Burnaby-Deer Lake covers central-west Burnaby. In 2009, BC NDP candidate Kathy Corrigan narrowly won the seat with 48.5 per cent of the vote. Second place candidate John Nuraney of the BC Liberals won 45.7 per cent. Prior to her 2009 win, Corrigan, a lawyer, served three terms on the Burnaby Board of Education.
Corrigan is running for a second term in Burnaby-Deer Lake. Other candidates include Dr. Shian Gu, a family doctor and acting director of the Burnaby Medical Centre for the BC Liberals.
Rick McGowan, an adult education teacher, represents the BC Greens.
This is a new district created in 2008, as part of a provincial boundary redistribution. It includes parts of old districts Burnaby-Willingdon and Burnaby-Edmonds.
Did you know?
Magnet for newcomers: In 2006, this district had the highest number of new immigrants in B.C. Twenty-six per cent of the total immigrant population came to live in Burnaby-Deer Lake after 2000, compared to the provincial average of 16 per cent.
The district also had an above average immigrant population of 58 per cent compared to the provincial average of 27.5 per cent, but it is only fairly high compared to districts like Richmond Centre and Vancouver-Kingsway.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Kathy Corrigan BC NDP||8103||48.7%||John Nuraney BC Liberal||7591||45.7%||G. Bruce Friesen BC Green||928||5.6%|
Telling Stats about Burnaby-Deer Lake
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||15%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||51%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||61%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 29%, Korean: 3.5%, Tagalog: 1.4%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$57,192||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||53/47||70/30|