Burnaby South

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Burnaby South
British Columbia electoral district
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
Jagmeet Singh
New Democratic
District created2013
First contested2015
Last contested25 February 2019
District webpageprofile, map
Population (2016)[1]111,973
Electors (2015)73,925
Area (km²)[2]46.08
Pop. density (per km²)2,430
Census divisionsMetro Vancouver
Census subdivisionsBurnaby

Burnaby South (French: Burnaby-Sud) is a federal electoral district in British Columbia. It encompasses a portion of British Columbia previously included in the electoral districts of Burnaby—Douglas and Burnaby—New Westminster.[3]

Burnaby South was created by the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution and was legally defined in the 2013 representation order. It came into effect upon the call of the 42nd Canadian federal election, scheduled for October 2015.[4]

There was a by-election on February 25, 2019, to determine the Member of Parliament for Burnaby South,[5] which was won by New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh.[6] The seat was vacated by Kennedy Stewart, who resigned in September 2018 and won the 2018 Vancouver municipal election in October to become the mayor of Vancouver.[7][8]


As of the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution, the district includes the southwestern portion of the City of Burnaby and the eastern portion of the city between the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 7. More specifically...

Consisting of that part of the City of Burnaby described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the westerly limit of said city with Lougheed Highway (Highway No. 7); thence generally easterly along said highway to the easterly limit of said city at North Road; thence southerly along North Road to the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway No. 1); thence generally westerly along said highway to the northeasterly production of Nursery Street; thence southwesterly along said production and Nursery Street to 6th Street; thence northwesterly along said street to Burris Street; thence southwesterly along said street to Walker Avenue; thence southeasterly along said avenue to Stanley Street; thence southerly in a straight line to the end of Griffiths Avenue; thence southerly along said avenue to Griffiths Drive; thence generally southerly along said drive to the southerly limit of said city at 10th Avenue; thence generally westerly and northerly along the southerly and westerly limits of said city to the point of commencement.[9]


Ethnic groups in Burnaby South (2016)
Source: [1]
Population %
Ethnic group Chinese 42,975 38.7%
European 35,705 32.2%
South Asian 9,315 8.4%
Filipino 6,890 6.2%
Korean 3,890 3.5%
West Asian 2,175 2%
Southeast Asian 2,095 1.9%
Latin American 2,045 1.8%
Aboriginal 1,860 1.7%
Japanese 1,850 1.7%
Black 1,265 1.1%
Arab 855 0.8%
Multiple minorities 2,380 2.1%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 330 0.3%
Total population 111,000 100%

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Burnaby South
Riding created from Burnaby—Douglas and Burnaby—New Westminster
42nd  2015–2018     Kennedy Stewart New Democratic
 2019–present Jagmeet Singh

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal by-election, February 25, 2019
Resignation of Kennedy Stewart
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Jagmeet Singh 8,848 38.90 Increase3.83
Liberal Richard T. Lee 5,919 26.02 Decrease7.86
Conservative Jay Shin 5,147 22.63 Decrease4.48
People's Laura-Lynn Thompson 2,422 10.65 New
Independent Terry Grimwood 242 1.06 New
Independent Valentine Wu 168 0.74 New
Total valid votes/Expense limit 22,746 99.17
Total rejected ballots 190 0.83 +0.23
Turnout 22,936 30.10 -30.68
Eligible voters 76,204
New Democratic hold Swing +5.84
Source: Elections Canada[10]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Kennedy Stewart 16,094 35.07 −8.93 $177,796.68
Liberal Adam Pankratz 15,547 33.88 +22.16 $33,613.38
Conservative Grace Seear 12,441 27.11 −12.51 $83,392.49
Green Wyatt Tessari 1,306 2.85 −0.76 $790.18
Libertarian Liz Jaluague 499 1.09
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,887 100.00   $207,659.75
Total rejected ballots 275 0.60
Turnout 46,162 60.78
Eligible voters 75,950
New Democratic hold Swing −15.55
Source: Elections Canada[11][12][13]


  1. ^ https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED&Code1=59003&Geo2=PR&Code2=59&Data=Count&SearchText=burnaby%20south&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&TABID=1
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011
  3. ^ "Final Report – British Columbia".
  4. ^ "Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts".
  5. ^ Tunney, Catharine. "Trudeau calls byelections for 3 seats, including B.C. riding sought by NDP's Singh". CBC. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  6. ^ Bailey, Ian (26 February 2019). "NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh wins Burnaby South by-election, clearing key hurdle ahead of federal campaign". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  7. ^ "Kennedy Stewart, "Resignation of Member" on June 19th, 2018 | openparliament.ca". openparliament.ca. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  8. ^ Vancouver, City of (2018-11-05). "Election results – table". vancouver.ca. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  9. ^ "Burnaby South | Maps Corner". Elections Canada. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  10. ^ "February 25, 2019 By-elections Election Results". Elections Canada. February 27, 2019. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  11. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Burnaby South, 30 September 2015
  12. ^ Official Voting Results – Burnaby South
  13. ^ "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on August 15, 2015.