Karen Wang withdraws as Liberal candidate in Burnaby South after making racial remarks about Jagmeet Singh

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      NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has just taken a giant step closer to gaining a seat in Parliament.

      That's because one of his chief opponents in the Burnaby South by-election, Karen Wang, has quit as the Liberal candidate.

      Wang withdrew after making comments on WeChat that she was the only Chinese candidate, whereas Singh was of "Indian descent".

      Today in a statement, Wang said that her choice of words wasn't well-considered.

      "I have deep respect for him as the leader of his party and for his public service—and I would not want to diminish that in any way," Wang said.

      Singh's other opponents are lawyer Jay Shin of the Conservatives and Christian evangelist Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson of the People's Party of Canada.

      Below, you can read some comments being made over Twitter about this story:


      On January 17, Wang wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other Liberals seeking to be reinstated as the candidate, according to the Toronto Sun's Joe Warmington.