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Richard T. Lee

Burnaby North Candidate

Today’s BC Liberals have acclaimed MLA Richard T. Lee as the Party’s candidate in Burnaby North.

“Building a strong economic future means having a plan that focuses on job creation and growing the economy in order to pay for our public services,” says Lee. “Only Today’s BC Liberals have that plan.”

“Under Premier Christy Clark, we are enjoying the top performing economy in the country and the lowest unemployment rate in Canada since 1976. Our jobs plan is working. Our economic plan is working. We have the ability to invest in our future and families like never before. And we will continue to do just that.”

Richard was appointed as the Deputy Speaker of the Legislature Assembly in the fall of 2015, the first MLA of Asian descent in B.C. to serve in that capacity.

Over the course of his four-terms in the legislature, Richard has fought to build a stronger Burnaby and bring new investments to his community. He has delivered over $30 million for upgrades to Burnaby Hospital and more than $50 million for the replacement of Burnaby Central Secondary School, which opened in 2011.

Lee has also delivered on a multitude of post-secondary education initiatives in Burnaby, granting over $477 million for BCIT and SFU, obtaining $500,000 to fund new spaces at the SFU Child Care Centre, and recently allocating another $500,000 for the BCIT Student Association Child Care Centre.

Since becoming MLA, Richard has earned the trust of community advocates and constituents across his riding:

“Richard Lee is a passionate and dedicated MLA, committed to serving his constituents and improving the lives of people in his riding. He is very supportive of not-for-profit organizations and keeps abreast of their endeavours. We appreciate his ongoing support and service.”

— Dawn McKenna, Executive Director of Down Syndrome Research Foundation

“Richard T. Lee is the provincial MLA for my riding. He is available and always ready to listen. He has monthly coffee sessions on the last Saturday of the month. He attends all of the multicultural events with good energy. He is a sincere hard working servant of the people.”

— Dave Buchmann, Constituent

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