Colin Hansen's bilingual newsletter boosts Moira Stilwell's profile
Four months before the next provincial election, Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Colin Hansen has included a letter in Chinese as part of his constituency report.
In an amazing coincidence, a photo of Social Development Minister Moira Stilwell appears alongside the Chinese script.
Stilwell represents Vancouver-Langara in the legislature. She will face former Vancouver councillor George Chow, who's running for the NDP.
Approximately 45 percent of the population in Vancouver-Langara is of Chinese descent, according to the 2006 federal census.
Chow could be a formidable opponent if he's able to marshal significant support in the Chinese-Canadian community.
But don't go suggesting that Hansen is using government funds to boost the electoral prospects of a fellow B.C Liberal.
That would imply the ruling party is doing an end-run around the Election Act—and that would be unethical!