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Meet John Yap

John Yap

Richmond -Steveston Candidate

John Yap is the BC Liberal MLA for Richmond-Steveston. He was first elected to serve the riding in 2005.


Yap most recently served as Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Reform Policy to the Minister of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Minister Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch. He also served on the Cabinet Committee for a Strong Economy and the Cabinet Committee for Legislative Review. Yap also served on the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services and the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Previously, Yap served as Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology, Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism, and Minister of State for Climate Action.


Yap attended the University of British Columbia and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Genetics and obtained his Masters of Business Administration.


“I’m honored to stand for re-election in Richmond-Steveston. I’m looking forward to running again because I want to ensure that Richmond-Steveston continues to grow so that we can build a better future for our families, businesses, and our next generation.” – John Yap


Get in touch with John by email: john.yap@bcliberals.com

What's Happening

May 5, 2017

Video: Can I Count On Your Support?

May 9th is Election Day. In Richmond-Steveston, you have a clear choice. We have made strong commitments for seismically-safe schools, a new acute care tower at Richmond Hospital, and building a new Lions Manor in Steveston with no tax increases. The BC Liberal Party will give you a secure future. The NDP won’t. Can I count on your support? Let ...
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April 28, 2017

Video: A Conversation with Youth

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April 28, 2017

Richmond-Steveston Advance Voting Locations

We’re in the final two weeks before Election Day on Tuesday, May 9. Every vote counts and it’s incredibly important for you to exercise your right to cast a ballot. To make it easier than ever, there are multiple opportunities to vote, even before Election Day. To vote at one of the advance polls, the times/locations are as follows: Steveston Community ...
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April 28, 2017

Video: A Conversation on History with Ron Hyde

John Yap speaks to local historian and author of The Sockeye Special Rapid transit is not a recent phenomenon for Richmond. My friend and author Ron Hyde tells me about the “Sockeye Special” – the Steveston Interurban Tram. It began running between Steveston and Vancouver in 1913 and stopped in 1958. Fortunately, the tram -- No. 1220 – is still ...
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April 6, 2017

Video: A Conversation with Nina Graham

Seniors as Mentors and Community Volunteers I am always inspired by our seniors. They show all of us the lessons of life and that it is never too late to be active, enjoy life and give back to our community. My dear friend, fitness instructor, and tireless volunteer, Nina Graham, is an inspiring example of this and is a role model to many younger ...
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