Death of Taiwan’s Mr. Democracy—Lee Teng-hui—greeted with silence from B.C.’s premier

Date: August 3rd, 2020
By: Charlie Smith on 


Let's face facts—the B.C. NDP government is in power and John Horgan is premier because

Lee Teng-hui served as president of Taiwan from 1988 to 2000—with the final four years as the country’s first democratically elected head of state.NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

his party made magnificent strides in reaching out to new Canadians in the last election.

Several long-time B.C. Liberal seats fell to the NDP because of the party's extensive efforts to woo the Iranian, South Asian, Korean, and Taiwanese communities.

Here are just a few of the constituencies where this might have turned the tide in favour of the NDP: North Vancouver–Lonsdale, Vancouver-Fraserview, Surrey-Panorama, Surrey-Fleetwood, Burnaby North, Burnaby–Deer Lake, Burnaby-Lougheed, and Coquitlam-Maillardville.

But in power, Horgan hasn't always hit the right notes in maintaining this momentum, which changed the electoral dynamics in B.C.    [FULL  STORY]

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