BC Election 2013 Map & Guide


 Tyee call: Definitely BC New Democratic Party. The NDP's Raj Chouhan has sat comfortably as MLA in this riding since 2005.
Live Results (Updated every 5 minutes). Last updated: 01:02:54 AM
Polls reporting: 130 of 133
Candidate Votes Popular
Raj Chouhan BC NDP
7897 51.04%
Jeff Kuah BC Liberal
6058 39.15%
Wyatt Tessari BC Green
1342 8.67%
Nicholas D'Amico BC Excalibur
176 1.14%

At a glance

The BC NDP's Raj Chouhan has managed to hold this southern-most district of the suburb, an area with higher immigrant populations, since 2005. Chouhan edged out the second-place BC Liberal candidate in 2009 with just over half the vote.

Chouhan is the founding president of the Canadian Farmworkers' Union, and was a bargaining director at the Hospital Employees Union for 18 years. He's currently the Opposition critic for multiculturalism, immigration, and human rights, and he is running again.

Other candidates include BC Liberal Jeff Kuah, a former academic advisor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University who speaks five languages.

Wyatt Tessari, a recent graduate in mechanical engineering, is the BC Green candidate. Nicholas D'Amico is the BC Excalibur candidate. His party champions Arthurian values.

Significant changes to the district occured in 2008 as part of the provincial boundary redistribution. The new Burnaby-Edmonds kept just over half of its old area and added 18 per cent of the previous district Burnaby-Willingdon.

Did you know?

Immigration district: In 2006, Burnaby-Edmonds had higher numbers of immigrants, about 55 per cent compared to the provincial average of 27.5.

It also had higher levels of elderly and child poverty at 19 per cent and 29 per cent of the low income population respectively, well above the provincial average at the time.

Previous Election Results

B.C. General Election 2009
(Voter turnout: 49.1%)
Candidate Votes %
Raj Chouhan BC NDP 8647 51.9%
Lee Alexander Rankin BC Liberal 6385 38.4%
Carrie McLaren BC Green 1122 6.7%
Dan Cancade BC Libertarian 493 3%

2005 Winner: Raj Chouhan BC NDP

2001 Winner: Patty Sahota BC Liberal

Telling Stats about Burnaby-Edmonds

Census Data
Statistic Riding percentage B.C. average
Percent seniors, 2011 12% 15.8%
Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011 53% 47.7%
Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011 58% 26.4%
Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006 Chinese (all): 19.9%, Korean: 3.1%, Punjabi: 3.1% n/a
Average household income (before tax), 2006 $60,332 $67,675
Owners vs. renters, 2006 62/39 70/30

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