Saturday, September 13, 2008

Vote 3 Leung

Leungs are on the rise in Burnaby's electoral contests.

First out of the gate was Irene Leung, the TEAM Burnaby school board candidate. Then the federal election saw the entry of the unrelated Chinese-language media pundit Ronald Leung as the Conservative in Burnaby-Douglas. Finally former TEAM president Raymond Leung, father to Irene, has thrown his hat in the ring for TEAM council.

Expect to see plenty of Leungs running around Burnaby looking for votes over the next couple of months.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's another commonality to the three.

None of them will win huge amounts of support.

There's a high probablity that all three of them will loose.

9/13/2008 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rather odd that Raymond Leung despsite all of the rhetoric over the past several months is shown to have formally declared three days before the nomination meeting.

Uusally nominations close about 2 to 3 weeks before the date of a nomination meeting.

Something strange there.

9/13/2008 9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and anyone who encourages voting on the basis of just a last name collection is really being silly.

9/13/2008 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually - all three of them might win. Another commonality of the three Leungs is that they all represent change and Burnaby could use more than a little of that.

9/13/2008 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another board member of TB having to jump down to fill the nomination void, as expected. Lee Rankin said himself that TB is running a full plate, he better hope so, otherwise he would be lying.

I suggest he seek the mayoral seat. It is time we eliminate old competition and after Ronald Leung gets elected, then Dr. Leung will be able to work together with IV and from a new anti-NDP voting bloc, hopefully with the help of the two Taiwanese Canadian candidates too. I can almost taste victories now.

9/13/2008 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's odd. First it was there was a long line of candidates (acording to Raymond Leung when he was president).

As it turns out there is just as many candidates as there are seats, so this isn't a real nomination meeting, just members attending a viewing of the candidates.

As for your tasting of victory, don't get so confident.

You may also have to face the agony of defeat.

and it's now "work together with IV" now is it? A few months ago, it was work with Team Burnaby only.

They don't represent change.

They don't represent much of anything to the voter who isn't of Taiwese origin.

Heck they don't even offer much to those Chinese Cdns. who originally
are from HK or the PRC.

9/13/2008 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would definitely not discount Ronald Leung as a contender. He offers residents a clear opportunity to have a new voice in Ottawa and is focused on key issues that concern the people of Burnaby-Douglas. He is also a long-term resident of the riding and actively involved in the community.

9/13/2008 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ronald Leung looks Obama enough for me, and I agree that he does represent a new voice if he does go to Ottawa. Dr. Leung IS the change we can believe in.

"As it turns out there is just as many candidates as there are seats, so this isn't a real nomination meeting, just members attending a viewing of the candidates."

You dont mean to tell me that both Lee Rankin and Raymond Leung are lying, do you?

I am sorry but even including Raymond Leung they aint got enough people to fill the plate. There can only be that many board members who can retire themselves.

But just to be clear however. Everyone wants to have a united TB team and most of the people do condemn Gary Begin for continuously voting with the Mayor and chairing BCA city council committees, the only thing between him and Mayor Corrigan was the %20 membership fee.

But, things have changed since then. Lee Rankin forced Garth Evans out and only thinks of himself while Gary Begin has decided to run against the mayor. Anti-NDP camp can simply do better without Lee Rankin, who used to sit with NDP anyways and deserted by all sides, and his minions.

With Dr. Leung winning the election and forming a new anti-NDP bloc with both IV and Richard Lee, I can certainly see Dr. Leung leading the way to defend seats for BCLIB and gain seats for IV. I go even further that if Dr. Leung wins against Bill Siksay, NDP in the riding can forget unseating Harry Bloy and Richard Lee.

9/14/2008 12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gary Begin has decided to run against the mayor.

Gary isn't running for mayor, he's running for council.

9/14/2008 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone wants to have a united TB team and most of the people do condemn Gary Begin for continuously voting with the Mayor and chairing BCA city council committees, the only thing between him and Mayor Corrigan was the %20 membership fee.

There's quite a statement. First non BCA and non NDPers were crying that Corrigan only selects his own people to sit on these committees.

So he gets Gary involved and then these same people start screeching
about that.

Once again these same people don't see the benifits of having non NDP people in such positions.

But TB has never had a clear vision on much of anything.

Can't even find enough candidates to have a real nomination where by want to be contenders have to contest for a nomination.

9/14/2008 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Robert Burnaby!
What's with the slow updates.
Team nominated a full slate of candidate for council and school board almost 24 Hours ago, and still no news on this website.

Don't you care?
Or you can't figure out how to approach this mess?

9/15/2008 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would definitely not discount Ronald Leung as a contender. He offers residents a clear opportunity to have a new voice in Ottawa and is focused on key issues that concern the people of Burnaby-Douglas. He is also a long-term resident of the riding and actively involved in the community.
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The Conservatives have never won this riding why should they start now. Conservatives would be better to vote NDP and keep Liberals out in the event of another Conservative Minority.

9/15/2008 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leung doesn't have a chance of winning as the amount of Conservative votes needed to win just don't reside in the riding.

The Conservatives should thank Leung for being a sacrificial lamb but really he wont go anywhere and the Conservatives know it but maybe haven't told Leung. They should spend money in ridings they have a better chance of winning.

Maybe that's why his campaign office is half a block away from the riding boundary.

9/15/2008 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Robert Burnaby!
"What's with the slow updates.
Team nominated a full slate of candidate for council and school board almost 24 Hours ago, and still no news on this website.

Don't you care?
Or you can't figure out how to approach this mess?"

Mr. Potato Head.. MR POTATO HEAD..

It is too complicated for you to just list what happened at that meeting here yourself??

It isn't complicated bud. There were no contestants for council (how could there be?).

The meeting was held on Sunday afternoon, how could a late evening post be "almost 24 hours"??

There was no rush to revise the
Team Burnaby website either

9/15/2008 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Conservatives should thank Leung for being a sacrificial lamb but really he wont go anywhere and the Conservatives know it but maybe haven't told Leung. They should spend money in ridings they have a better chance of winning."

Funny....given that this is a battleground riding where tories are polling at high 40's. Why you dont anyone other than NDP or the government party will get elected do you?

Another delusional libs....anyways.

As I said, Dr. Leung can win, while Chairman Leung cannot. So I think it is important for Bill Siksay to realize that if he is acting as a Layton surrogate, then Dr. Leung acting as Harper surrogate has far more support than he does. The shifting demographics too will not play in Bill Siksay's favor. Some said they wont vote for Dr. Leung because he is Asian, yes, the liberals probably wont, but there will be enough people voting on that basis to unseat Bill Siksay who continues to unfamiliar within the ethnic community.

9/15/2008 5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A battleground riding........ Tories polling in the high 40's. You are dreaming.

Siksay won the riding last time around with 36% of the vote versus 28% for the Tories.


Riding demographics don't shift that much in a couple of years.

Dream on.......

9/15/2008 11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALso consider that Siskay is an incumbent, and to those who are not of Asian heritage, Ronald Leung is relatively unknown.

Very difficult to defeat an incumbent, but obviously someone here is wasting time being illusional, and not using time being useful to Leung's campaign.

Hallunciating with a blue tint isn't going to win the riding for Ronald.

9/16/2008 12:13 AM  

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