George Chow (周烱華) is a Chinese-born Canadian politician. He is a two-term Vancouver City Councillor who was elected as a member of the Vision Vancouver party in 2005 and 2008. Prior to being elected Chow worked at BC Hydro for over 30 years, where he currently works part-time.
Chow was born in China and immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong in 1965 at the age of 14 and settled in Vancouver. His father was a cook, and his mother a farm worker. After immigrating, Chow grew up in the Downtown Eastside. He initially enrolled at William Dawson School and then transferred to Britannia Secondary School. He went on to complete a degree in engineering at the University of British Columbia.
He first ran for council as an independent in 2002 because of his opposition to the proposed safe injection site in the Downtown Eastside near Chinatown. Chow reassessed his position on the safe injection site following its 2003 opening and was subsequently recruited by Vision Vancouver to join its slate for his successful 2005 campaign. He was re-elected for a second term in 2008.
- "Councillor George Chow" Archived December 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., Vancouver City Website, Accessed August 29, 2009.
- "Vision's George Chow: Chinatown/DTES Native Son", Vancouver Observer, December 11, 2008.
- "The Conversion of George Chow", The Tyee, October 19, 2005.
- "Election Results: November 15, 2008", Vancouver City Website, Accessed August 29, 2009.
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