Election 2017

Voting for Richmond's future

May 11, 2017

If they didn’t know anything about politics in B.C. before, they certainly do now. The ELL (English Language Learners) class at Palmer secondary got a crash course in the...

Election night in Richmond

May 9, 2017

Early reaction: Richmond-Steveston hopeful John Yap says of his early lead that he's "feeling nervously optimistic. It's positive, looking good, but it's early on.&...

Greens red over unsavoury posts

May 3, 2017

Richmond Green candidate, Ryan Marciniw, is among a trio of B.C. Green Party candidates who have apologized to their party over unsavoury or offensive posts found on their ...

Malcolm Brodie makes three election wishes

May 3, 2017

Mayor Malcolm Brodie was asked by the Richmond News for the three things he hopes a new government accomplishes for Richmond in the next term, following the May 9 election....

Mayor of Richmond slams Liberal attack ads

May 2, 2017

Attack ads against BC NDP candidate Chak Au in Chinese media have ramped up, with one negatively implicating the City of Richmond, much to the chagrin of Mayor Malcolm ...

Election: Campaign financing 'obscene'

April 26, 2017

Watchdog Dermod Travis, of Integrity BC, says MLA John Yap is attempting to have a “false flag debate” on the merits of political donations and electoral finance reform. ...

Linda Reid - Liberal - Richmond South Centre

April 20, 2017

As B.C.’s longest-serving MLA, Linda Reid has built her reputation in the B.C. Legislature on her professional background in education, administration and community service...

Chak Au - NDP - Richmond South Centre

April 20, 2017

Chak Au has been working for the Richmond community since he immigrated to Canada in 1988. He currently serves the City of Richmond as a councillor. Prior to his election...

John Yap - Liberal - Richmond Steveston

April 20, 2017

John Yap was born into a close-knit family. His mom was a homemaker and his dad was a doctor. When he was 16, Yap’s emigrated from Singapore to Burnaby. He attended ...

Aman Singh - NDP - Richmond Queensborough

April 20, 2017

Aman Singh was born in India, raised in Hong Kong and educated at University of California ­— Berkeley and at the University of Victoria. He has a deep understanding of the...

Jas Johal - Liberal - Richmond Queensborough

April 20, 2017

Jas Johal was most recently the director of communications at the BC LNG Alliance. Formed in 2014, the alliance is the voice of British Columbia›s liquefied natural gas ...

Roy Sakata - Green - Richmond Steveston

April 20, 2017

Roy Sakata was born in 1942 in Bridge River, B.C. in a Second World War Canadian Japanese internment camp. He is a retired school administrator in the Richmond School ...

Kelly Greene - NDP - Richmond Steveston

April 20, 2017

Kelly Greene was born in Richmond and has lived here for 27 years. She and her husband are raising three children and they enjoy Steveston’s welcoming and diverse community...

Dong Pan - Ind. - Richmond North Centre

April 20, 2017

Dong Pan is currently a product manager at SAP Vancouver, the largest software company in Metro Vancouver and one of the world’s leading providers of business software. ...

Lyren Chiu - NDP - Richmond North Centre

April 20, 2017

Dr. Lyren Chiu is an award-winning health care educator who has dedicated her career to researching, teaching, and promoting compassionate health care. Born in Taiwan, ...

Fringe candidates emerge in Richmond

April 13, 2017

Two candidates from fringe, lone-candidate parties have emerged in Richmond. In Richmond North Centre, voters may choose to elect John Crocock, the only candidate for the...

Hospital tower press releases abound

April 7, 2017

The political pressure to expedite construction of a new north tower at Richmond Hospital is mounting. Following a BC NDP announcement Monday to immediately fund a new ...

Linda Reid opens 7th campaign office

April 5, 2017

Veteran provincial politician Linda Reid kicked off her local election campaign in Richmond South Centre with the opening of her office on Sunday. The Speaker of the ...

Yap: Campaign donations needs transparency

April 5, 2017

Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap says cash donations are a pillar of democratic elections but transparency of such contributions is critical. As such, he welcomes an ...