Local doctor seeks Burnaby-Lougheed NDP nomination

A local Korean doctor is throwing her name in the NDP ring to run in Burnaby-Lougheed during the next provincial election.

"She represents the student voice, the youth voice, the ethnic voice, and women as well," said campaign spokesperson Roley Chiu.

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The Burnaby-Lougheed riding is currently held by Liberal MLA Harry Bloy, who's been involved in a series of political blunders. Bloy said he won't be running in the next election, but the Liberals have yet to announce who will run in his place.

Shin was born in South Korea and raised in B.C. Chiu said Shin is a medical doctor with ties to the small business community. Shin lives in Burnaby riding and has worked at BCIT.

According to 2006 data from B.C. Stats, half of the riding's residents are visible minorities. Chinese, South Asian and Korean are the top three visible minority groups living there.

Shin is planning to publicly announce her interest in the nomination this Saturday at an event in Burnaby.

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