NDP won't fire Burnaby candidate for writing "chinkasaurus" 11 years ago

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Burnaby-Lougheed NDP candidate Jane Shin has been getting stomped on in B.C. Liberal news releases this week.

First, the governing party accused the 34-year-old graduate of a Caribbean medical school of resumé inflation on a Linked-in profile, a B.C. Institute of Technology biography, and in various interviews.

Then, the B.C. Liberals released evidence that she had written the word "chinkasaurus" on an online gaming forum when she was 21 years old.

The NDP has stood beside Shin, who is the party's first candidate of Korean descent, rather than chuck her off the bus, as happened to Kelowna-Mission candidate Dayleen van Ryswyk.

For the past 12 years, Burnaby-Lougheed was represented in the legislature by former cabinet minister Harry Bloy. He was the only member of the B.C. Liberal caucus to support Christy Clark's leadership campaign.

The B.C. Liberals are running lawyer Ken Kramer against the Green party's Darwin Burns and Christine Clark of the B.C. Conservatives.

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R.

Apr 30, 2013 at 10:42pm

There's no context here like there was with van Ryswyk.

Michael

Apr 30, 2013 at 11:23pm

I attended a NDP Fundraiser dinner in Burnaby last year, and Jane Shin was there. I sat in a table at the front near the stage. I had a bad vibe about her since she didn't smile and looked very uptight while she sat in the table. She was the only person who I didn't clap when they were introducing the NDP candidates when Adrian Dix while giving the speeches. As a Burnaby resident, a lifelong NDP voter, I wouldn't vote for Jane Shin, but she isn't in my riding in Burnaby. Adrian Dix needs to have her resign as a Burnaby-Lougheed NDP candidate!

Invisible Hand

Apr 30, 2013 at 11:35pm

Jane Shin is a wannabe doctor with questionable credentials so the NDP would be better off without a candidate with a racist past.

GT3

May 1, 2013 at 12:27am

If the NDP won't fire her, they won't be getting my vote on May 14th.

Playoff Crunch

May 1, 2013 at 12:58am

It's pretty sad when incompetent candidates falsify their educational credentials and make up a bogus work history because they think voters will have more respect for them if they have impressive credentials or have worked in an "important field".

If a candidate is truly politically savvy & understands voter ideology, then voters will usually support you and could care less about your "Ph.D" or your "medical background". Having a racist past doesn't help either in modern day politics.

V12

May 1, 2013 at 1:15am

What a total joke! It seems like anybody can 'qualify' to be a political candidate these days.

Has she made a formal apology for her racist remarks? If not, good luck getting votes from the Chinese in Burnaby-Lougheed.

Draculesti

May 1, 2013 at 3:38am

She won't get very far on the political ladder with her bogus credentials.

asian-ted

May 1, 2013 at 3:40am

Racist?? can anybody tell the difference between a Chinese and a Korean, she just insulted herself since Koreans are of Chinese heritage

Quark

May 1, 2013 at 5:10am

It's ironic because her only possible advantage in the upcoming election is that some voters may think she is Chinese & then decide to vote for her. Maybe that's why the NDP refuses to fire her.

Pat Crowe

May 1, 2013 at 9:26am

The misguided attempt at self deprecation as a self indulgent 21 year old I can let slide.
The phonied up resume does cause one concern however.
You would think Adrian would line his ducks{decoys}up a little more carefully.

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