Burnaby, BC - Joined remotely by special guests including NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley, along with enthusiastic supporters, Raj Chouhan was nominated as the BC NDP candidate in Burnaby-Edmonds today.
The founding president of the Canadian Farmworkers Union and the BC Organization to Fight Racism, Raj Chouhan is the current BC NDP MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds. He is the seventh BC NDP candidate to be nominated ahead of the next scheduled election in Fall 2021.
“I’m delighted to run again as the BC NDP candidate for Burnaby-Edmonds, and stand with Premier John Horgan,” said Chouhan. “After 16 years of BC Liberals working for the wealthy and well-connected, we’ve made great progress for people in Burnaby. Andrew Wilkinson would work for the people at the top and make everyone pay for it with service cuts and tax hikes. That’s too big a risk for people in our communities.”
Over the last three years, Chouhan and the BC NDP have delivered big investments and improvements for people in Burnaby, including:
- Redeveloping and expanding the old Burnaby Hospital, including 400 new beds and a new cancer centre.
- Building a new 1,800 seat secondary school and upgrading three elementary schools so students have a safe place to learn;
- Reducing childcare costs for parents and creating hundreds of new local childcare spaces; and
- Funding 456 new affordable rental units, plus new housing for women and children fleeing violence.
“Raj Chouhan is an exceptional MLA who works hard every day to make life better for people in Burnaby,” said Premier John Horgan. “He’s a lifelong champion for people, and he’s delivered real results for his community. We’re on the right track, but we have more work to do. That’s why we need to re-elect Raj Chouhan.”