Ronald Leung gets Conservative nod in Burnaby-Douglas
Ronald Leung will get another crack at the Burnaby-Douglas MP seat after the Conservative Party's riding association confirmed his nomination Monday.
Leung lost to incumbent New Democrat MP Bill Siksay by 798 votes in 2008.
With Siksay announcing he won't be running again, this time around Leung will be up against the NDP's Kennedy Stewart and the Liberals' Ken Low.
Leung, married with two children, has lived in North Burnaby for more than 20 years.
He has a PhD in chemistry from Simon Fraser University and is well-known in the ethnic Chinese community as a current affairs commentator for Fairchild Radio.
Most recently, he has served as the special assistant to the ministers of agriculture,
public safety, international trade and Pacific Gateway and citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism. Leung is a former director of the Vancouver Christian School Association and of Carver Christian High School in Burnaby. He is currently a director of Seton Villa seniors home.
“I wish to give the constituents of this riding a voice in Ottawa that for too long has been misrepresented," Leung said in a press release.
“I look forward to returning the focus on the economic concerns of Burnaby families
rather than the NDP’s personal agenda of the special interests.”