Teresa Wat


Your MLA for Richmond North Centre

Critic for Tourism, Arts & Culture, & Anti-Racism Initiatives

Get to Know Teresa Wat

Teresa Wat was elected MLA for Richmond Centre in 2013, 2017, and again in 2020. She currently serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Tourism, Arts and Culture, and Anti-Racism Initiatives.

Since 2017, Teresa has served as critic on Multiculturalism for the Official Opposition, and as a member of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth.

From 2013-2017, she served as the Minister of International Trade, and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism. She also served as a member of the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy and the Priorities and Planning Committee.

Prior to entering politics, Teresa was News Director at Channel M Television (now OMNI TV) and instrumental in the launch of the first-ever live Cantonese, Mandarin, and Punjabi daily television news programs in British Columbia. She was also the News Editor of Ming Pao Daily News, and the President and CEO of Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation, a multicultural broadcasting station. Prior to immigrating to Canada in 1989, she worked extensively in the communications industry in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Teresa has been honoured with the Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown, one of the highest decorations from the Kingdom of Belgium, as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for her community service. She was also previously named one of BC’s top 100 most influential women by the Vancouver Sun, and one of Greater Vancouver’s top 33 most outstanding Chinese Canadians by Sing Tao Daily Vancouver.

Latest News

Is the NDP intentionally trying to suppress the vote with their power grab election?

Is the NDP intentionally trying to suppress the vote with their power grab election?
RICHMOND (October 20, 2020) – People throughout British Columbia are raising serious concerns about the motive behind John Horgan’s decision to trigger an unnecessary pandemic election that is suppressing voter turnout and putting those that do vote, at risk.

BC Liberals commit to building new Richmond Hospital acute care tower

Richmond Hospital Acute Care Tower
RICHMOND (October 10, 2020) - Today, the BC Liberals committed to funding and building a new acute care tower for Richmond Hospital, a project that the NDP announced more than two years ago and have failed to take action on, despite the current tower being seismically unsafe.

Cullen’s offensive comments a pattern

SMITHERS (October 22, 2020) – The NDP has known about Nathan Cullen’s true attitude towards First Nations people since 2015.

This revelation comes after Cullen was caught making derogatory comments about a Haida Chief in this election.

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