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Canada election results: Burnaby North-Seymour

Liberal incumbent Terry Beech will continue to represent Burnaby North-Seymour after winning re-election in the 2019 campaign, earning 35.5 per cent of the vote.

Beech was able to overcome skepticism over his position on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and an attempted comeback from former Burnaby MP Svend Robinson, who ran for the NDP and finished in second place with 32.3 per cent of the vote.

The riding is home to the Kinder Morgan terminal for the pipeline, making it a race to watch as candidates looked to gain support from both advocates and opponents to the expansion project.

Robinson served as an NDP MP from 1979 to 2004, representing the now defunct riding of Burnaby. He won seven terms in total and decided not to run again after admitting to the theft of an expensive ring from a public auction site.

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Heather Leung came in third place despite being dropped by the Conservatives¬†dropping her over controversial comments against the LGBTQ2 community. She remained the party’s candidate on the ballot since the nomination deadline had passed before she was kicked out.

Green candidate Amita Kuttner and People’s Party of Canada candidate Rocky Dong finished fourth and fifth in the race, respectively.

Candidates

Liberal: Terry Beech
Libertarian: Lewis Clarke Dahlby
People’s Party of Canada: Rocky Dong
Green: Amita Kuttner
NDP: Svend Robinson
Independent: Robert Taylor
Conservative: Heather Leung (dropped by party after nomination deadline)

Geography

The riding stretches from northern Burnaby across the Burrard Inlet and into southeastern North Vancouver. It also includes Seymour Creek Indian Reserve No. 2 and Burrard Inlet Indian Reserve No. 3.

Demographics

European: 55,485, 54.6 per cent
Chinese: 24,810, 24.4 per cent
South Asian: 4,390, 4.3 per cent
Aboriginal: 3,085, 3 per cent