The first Taiwan-born members of British Columbia’s legislative assembly

Born in Taiwan now serving in Canada.

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/08/01
By: Juvina Lai,Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Katrina Chen (陳葦蓁)

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and fellow candidate Anne Kang (康安禮) made history on May 9 when both became the first Taiwan-born members of British Columbia’s legislative assembly.

The moment was of pride and honor for the Taiwanese immigrant communities residing mainly in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Richmond.

Both are serving different Burnaby communities after a contested election which ousted the ruling British Columbia Liberal Party after 16 years in power.

Chen was also offered a post in NDP leader John Horgan’s cabinet as the minister of state for childcare and Kang was designated as parliamentary secretary for seniors.

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