At a glance
BC Liberal Richard Lee has been the MLA for Burnaby North since 2001. In 2009, Lee beat BC NDP candidate Mondee Redman by 548 votes. In 2005 it was even closer for Lee; he beat NDP runner-up Pietro Calendino by a mere 65 votes.
Lee is currently the government's Parliamentary Secretary for Asia-Pacific. In 2013, he'll face NDP candidate Janet Routledge, who according to her website organized the Fight HST campaign in all four Burnaby constituencies. Burnaby businessman Wayne Marklund, who owns a glass company, is a non-affiliated candidate in the district. Carrie McLaren, an accountant who ran for the Green Party of Canada federally in 2008 and 2011, is the BC Green candidate.
In the 2008 boundary redistribution, Burnaby North remained mostly unchanged, but added seven per cent of Burnaby-Willingdon.
Did you know?
In 2009, The Tyee identified this district as a 'burb battleground. One to watch this year?
In 2006, 15-24 year-olds in Burnaby North were among the least educated in Greater Vancouver, according to census data.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Richard Lee BC Liberal||9880||48.2%||Mondee Redman BC NDP||9332||45.5%||Doug Perry BC Green||1292||6.3%|
2005 Winner: Richard Lee BC Liberal
2001 Winner: Richard Lee BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Burnaby North
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||15%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||49%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||51%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 25%, Italian: 4.7%, Korean: 1.9%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$68,660||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||68/32||70/30|