Results, Ridings & Candidates

Burnaby-Deer Lake

2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 128/128 polls
NDP Kathy Corrigan 7,392 Elected
LIB John Nuraney 7,105
GRN G. Bruce Friesen 833

All results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections B.C.

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STV referendum results in this riding

Question: Which electoral system should British Columbia use to elect members to the provinical Legislative Assembly?

  • The existing system (First-Past-the-Post)
  • The single transferable vote electorial system (BC-STV) proposed by the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform





5,559 votes | 37.75%

9,168 votes | 62.25%

Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT

128/128 polls reporting

What it needs to win:

For the referendum to be binding, the approval level must be:

  1. at least 60% of the total popular vote, province-wide, AND
  2. more than 50% of the votes in at least 51 of the province's 85 electoral districts.

If the two thresholds are met, government is required to introduce legislation to implement BC-STV in sufficient time for it to be in place for the May 2013 General Election.


  • This new riding contains central-west part of Burnaby.
  • It is bounded by Boundary Road, border with Vancouver, to Imperial Street then east on Imperial/Mayfield to Lakefield Drive; north along Lakefield/Trans-Canada Highway to Gilpin Street; west along Gilpin Street/Deer Lake Avenue/Deer Lake Parkway to Willingdon; then north on Willingdon to Canada Way; west on Canada Way to Boundary Road.
  • It includes Central Park in SW corner as well as Deer Lake Park and Deer Lake.
  • In 2006 census, immigration population was 58%; 34% gave Chinese as mother tongue and 4% gave Korean.
  • Visible minority population was 61.7% - 38% Chinese; 7% South Asian.


  • Riding created in 2008 redistribution from 75% Burnaby-Willingdon; 19% Burnaby-Edmonds.

Political History

  • Burnaby Willingdon: In 1991, New Democrat Joan Sawicki defeated Liberal Susan French.
  • In 1996, Sawicki defeated Liberal John Nuraney by 823 votes; served as Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks.
  • In 2001, Nuraney defeated New Democrat Dave Myles by 5,599 votes.
  • In 2005, Nuraney defeated New Democrat Gabriel Wing-On Yiu by 399 votes.