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Burnaby-South by-election candidates to speak at townhall Tuesday night

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BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – We’re now less than a week away from the Burnaby-South by-election, and undecided voters have another chance to hear from the candidates Tuesday night on a range of issues facing the riding.

Candidates will be discussing affordable housing, jobs and keeping communities safe at a town hall.

The by-election will determine who will replace now-Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is running, facing Richard T. Lee of the Liberals and Conservative candidate Jay Shin.

Laura-Lynn Thompson of the People’s Party of Canada is vyying for a seat, as are independents Terry Grimwood and Valentine Wu.

Tuesday’s townhall takes place at the Ismaili Centre on Canada Way. The doors open at 8:15 p.m. and the event begins at 8:30 p.m.

In the October, 2015 federal election, the NDP took the riding with 35 per cent of the vote. The Liberals were right on the New Democrats’ heels, with 34 per cent. The Conservatives came up in third with 27 per cent of ballots.

Advance voting in the by-election is over. By-election day is Feb. 25, 2019.