Results, Ridings & Candidates


2009 Results

Party Candidate Votes Status
Updated: May. 13, 2009 1:16 AM PDT 124/125 polls
NDP Raj Chouhan 8,103 Elected
LIB Lee Alexander Rankin 6,108
GRN Carrie McLaren 1,092
LTN Dan Cancade 533

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





5,904 votes | 38.86%

9,288 votes | 61.14%

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

124/125 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.


  • Riding is made up of oldest and southern-most quadrant of Burnaby.
  • It runs between Imperial Street/Mayfield Street in north and Fraser River/Fenwick Street in south; between 10 Avenue/4 Street in east and Boundary Road, border with Vancouver, in west.
  • Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women and New Haven Correctional Centre are in the riding.
  • In 2006 census, immigration population was 53%; 23% gave Chinese as mother tongue.
  • Visible minority population was 59% - 26% Chinese, 11% South Asian and 6.6% Filipino.


  • In 2000 redistribution, lost part of riding to Burquitlam; added area from Burnaby-Willingdon.
  • In 2008 redistribution, kept only 65% of riding; added 18% Burnaby-Willingdon.

Political History

  • Burnaby-Edmonds: New Democrat Rosemary Brown, incumbent from Vancouver-Burrard, won here in 1979, 1983.
  • In 1986, Social Credit Dave Mercier defeated New Democrat Ron Johnson by 354 votes; served as Minister of Environment.
  • New Democrat Fred Randall won in 1991 and 1996.
  • In 2001, Liberal Patty Sihota defeated New Democrat Sav Dhaliwal by 4,683 votes, served as Minister of State for Resort Development until June, 2005.
  • In 2005, New Democrat Chouhan defeated Liberal Sihota by 738 votes.