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