VICTORIA – Four Burnaby New Democrat MLAs were sworn into the Legislature virtually today following an historic election. Katrina Chen, Raj Chouhan, Anne Kang and Janet Routledge were all re-elected, and join the largest BC New Democrat caucus ever elected.
The 57 BC NDP members were sworn in as part of British Columbia’s 42nd Parliament, all focused on supporting people through the COVID-19 pandemic and delivering on their commitments to British Columbians.
“Now more than ever, the people of Burnaby deserve a government that is working for them,” said Katrina Chen, MLA for Burnaby–Lougheed. “I am looking forward to getting back to work to tackle the issues that people care about, like healthcare, child care, education, homelessness, and our economic recovery.”
The election of this New Democrat caucus features a number of notable milestones, including:
- First majority-women governing caucus in Canadian history
- Largest BC NDP caucus in history
- Highest number of IBPOC MLAs ever in a caucus in BC
British Columbians put their trust in New Democrats to lead the province’s pandemic recovery, and this diverse team will ensure no one gets left behind as we move forward.
Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby–Edmonds
“I’m so proud to stand among such a talented New Democrat caucus and to continue working with them to make our province better. I am honoured that the people of Burnaby have placed their trust in me for another term, and I will do my utmost to keep earning that trust every day.”
Anne Kang, MLA for Burnaby–Deer Lake
“Our new team includes people from many different walks of life and areas of the province, but we all share a commitment to putting the people of B.C. first. I’m honoured to have the opportunity once again to serve the people of Burnaby and to work with such a talented team.”
Janet Routledge, MLA for Burnaby North
“It’s an honour to be able to represent the people of Burnaby for another term. We’ve made a lot of progress in the last three and half years, but there is so much more to do, and we are going to keep putting people first.”