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News Conference: Burnaby and British Columbia

news conference: He was the first Chinese-Canadian to do so, the Liberals pointed out in a statement on their website, according to Toronto Star. Richard Lee, the Liberal candidate for Burnaby South, makes his first public appearance Saturday. Lee has lived in the riding for 30 years and represented Burnaby in British Columbia's legislature for 16 years, serving for a time as deputy Speaker. Cherise Seucharan / Star Metro Vancouver Former Burnaby South candidate Karen Wang is asked to leave the site where she had called a news conference for by Burnaby Public Library Chief Librarian Beth Davies in Burnaby, B.C. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Wang stepped aside Wednesday after Star Metro Vancouver translated a WeChat post in which she urged Chinese-Canadians to vote for her, the only ethnic Chinese candidate, instead of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who she described as of Indian descent. JONATHAN HAYWARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS Speaking at his campaign office, Lee answered only a few questions from reporters and said he had not spoken with Karen Wang, the Liberals' original pick for the riding, since the social media post that led to her resignation. ( As reported in the news.