(Scroll down for the update) The Canadian Press is reporting local businessperson Wendy Yuan was nominated todayas the Liberal candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway, the riding that David Emerson won as a Liberal before crossing the floor to negoiate a softwood lumber sellout no one seems to like, except for his old friends at Canfor.
No word on numbers, except that it was close. The other candidate for the nomination was local lawyer Mason Loh. The CP story didn't have his reaction to the result. Earlier in the week, he had complained about the timing of the meeting.
Whether Emerson runs again or not (if i was a betting man, I'd bet no) Yuan is right when she said the NDP will be the real competition in that riding. Should be an interesting race, and it begins today.
VANCOUVER — The Liberals nominated a new federal election candidate on Saturday in the Vancouver riding currently held by Liberal defector and Conservative Trade Minister David Emerson.
Wendy Yuan, the president of a B.C.-based export company, won the nomination against lawyer Mason Loh in what a Liberal spokesman called a close race.