Richard Lee (Canadian politician)

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Richard T. Lee
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MLA for Burnaby North
In office
May 16, 2001 – May 9, 2017
Preceded by Pietro Calendino
Succeeded by Janet Routledge
Personal details
Born 1954 (1954) (age 63)
Zhongshan, People Republic of China
Political party B.C. Liberal
Residence Burnaby, British Columbia

Richard T. Lee (simplified Chinese: 李灿明; traditional Chinese: 李燦明; pinyin: Li Cànmíng) was a BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Lee lost reelection to Janet Routledge in the 2017 election.

Biography[edit]

He has represented the riding of North Burnaby since the 2001 election. He was re-elected in the 2005 election and 2009 election. He had been serving as Parliamentary Secretary for the Asia-Pacific Initiative from June 2005 to May 2009. Lee previously served as deputy chair of the Special Committee to Appoint a Merit Commissioner and chair of the Government Caucus Asian Economic Development Committee.[1][2]

In June 2013 Lee was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for the Asia Pacific Strategy to the Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism.[3]

In December 2013 Lee was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for traditional Chinese medicine.[4][5]

In April 2015, constituents in Burnaby North launched a Recall campaign under the BC Elections Act, citing Lee's inactivity on key issues,[6] and involvement in the Burnaby Hospital Scandal.[7]

Partial electoral results[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2017: Burnaby North
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Janet Routledge 9,794 47.64
Liberal Richard Lee 8,349 40.61
Green Peter Hallschmid 2,415 11.75
Total valid votes 20,558 100.00
Source: Elections BC[8]
British Columbia general election, 2013: Burnaby North
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Richard Lee 10,543 46.82
New Democratic Janet Routledge 9,875 43.85
Green Carrie McLaren 1,577 7.00
No Affiliation Wayne Michael Marklund 523 2.32
Total valid votes 22,518 100.00
Total rejected ballots 170 0.75
Turnout 22,688 55.03
Source: Elections BC[9]
British Columbia general election, 2005: Burnaby North
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Richard T. Lee 10,421 45.59 $90,190
New Democratic Pietro Calendino 10,356 45.31 $48,271
Green Richard Brand 1,763 7.71 $1,430
Democratic Reform Matthew Laird 316 1.38 $6,530
Total Valid Votes 22,856 100.00
Total Rejected Ballots 155 0.68
Turnout 23,011 59.76

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.leg.bc.ca/mla/40thParl/lee-Richard.htm
  2. ^ 李灿明 四度成功攻顶
  3. ^ https://www.leg.bc.ca/mla/40thParl/lee-Richard.htm
  4. ^ http://www.burnabynow.com/opinion/blogs/community-conversations-1.752422/burnaby-mla-richard-lee-appointed-parliamentary-secretary-for-chinese-medicine-1.767099
  5. ^ 李灿明获委任筹办首间公立中医学院
  6. ^ http://bc.ctvnews.ca/burnaby-resident-files-petition-to-recall-failed-mla-1.2327145
  7. ^ http://bcndpcaucus.ca/news/premier-christy-clark-must-come-clean-on-burnaby-hospital-scandal/
  8. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 

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