B.C. municipal election 2018: Burnaby results

It appears a political dynasty in Burnaby is over. Global News has declared Mike Hurley has defeated incumbent mayor Derek Corrigan in a race that will no doubt send shock waves across the region. Corrigan has been Burnaby’s mayor since he was elected in 2002.

Hurley, a retired firefighter, earned 52.3 per cent of the votes, according to unofficial results posted by the city’s website. Corrigan finished second with 41.6 per cent of the votes.

Despite Corrigan’s loss, his Burnaby Citizens Association party still nearly swept council, earning all but one of the seats, including incumbents Sav Dhaliwal, Dan Johnston, Colleen Jordan, Paul McDonell, Pietro Calendino and James Wang. The final seat was filled by Joe Keithley of the Burnaby Green Party.

Below is the full list of the candidates for mayor and council.

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Derek Corrigan, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)

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Mike Hurley

Sylvia Gung

Helen Chang


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Janice Beercroft

Mehreen Chaudhry, Burnaby Civic Greens

Alain Deng, Burnaby First Coalition

Sav Dhaliwal, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)

Joel Gibbs, Burnaby Civic Greens

Linda Hancott, Burnaby First Coaliation

Dan Johnston, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)

Colleen Jordan, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)

Joe Keithly, Burnaby Civic Greens

Charter Lau, Burnaby First Coalition

Heather Leung, Burnaby First Coalition

Paul McDonell, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)

Rick McGowan, Burnaby Civic Greens

Carrie McLaren, Burnaby Civic Greens

Baljinder Narang, Burnaby Citizens Association

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Claire Preston

Lee Alexander Rankin

Erika Schinzel, Burnaby Civic Greens

John Templeton, Burnaby First Coalition

Pietro Calendino, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)

Nick Volkow, Burnaby Citizens Association

James Wang, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)

Francesca Zumpanom, Burnaby First Coalition


B.C.’s third-biggest city is bordered by Vancouver, New Westminster, Port Moody, the Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River.

Population (2016)



Located within the territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Kwantlen, Katzie, Qayqayt, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen First Nations, Burnaby was incorporated as a municipality in 1892.

First inhabited by Indigenous peoples who used parts of the area for camping and food gathering, history would take a turn with the establishment of fur trading whose focal point was the Hudson’s Bay Company’s post at Fort Langley.

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The discovery of gold along the Fraser River would also bring prospectors to British Columbia.

Burnaby began to develop as its own community after the creation of the City of New Westminster in 1860. Residents would grow dissatisfied as the property taxes they paid did not provide any local benefits.

The city was incorporated in 1892 and named after Burnaby Lake, which was itself named after Robert Burnaby, a businessman who explored the region in 1859.

For its 100th anniversary, the municipality would officially change its name from the Corporation of the District of Burnaby to the City of Burnaby.

Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/B.C. median


Crime Severity Index (2016)/B.C.

77.11 (-9.73)/93.63 (-0.71)

Violent Crime Severity Index (2016)/B.C.

69 (-8.80)/74.86 (-9.81)

Political representation


Terry Beech (Liberal) — Burnaby North-Seymour

Peter Julian (NDP) — New Westminster-Burnaby

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Kennedy Stewart (NDP) — Burnaby South


Katrina Chen (BC NDP) — Burnaby-Lougheed

Raj Chouhan (BC NDP) — Burnaby-Edmonds

Anne Kang (BC NDP) — Burnaby-Deer Lake

Janet Routledge (BC NDP) — Burnaby North

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