January 23, 2019

Liberal candidate Karen Wang turfed for (accidentally) revealing Canada’s race-based electoral process

David MenziesMission Specialist

Karen Wang, the disgraced and discarded Liberal candidate for the Burnaby South byelection, made a truly tragic strategic error last week in a post on a Chinese social media platform.


The post read:

“If we can increase the voting rate, as the only Chinese candidate in this riding, if I can garner 16,000 votes I will easily win the by-election, control the election race and make history! My opponent in this by-election is the NDP candidate Singh of Indian descent!”

In essence, she said, “Vote for me, my fellow Chinese-Canadians based on our common collective ethnic DNA, as opposed to my platform or my ideas or the principles of my party.”

Even worse, Wang reminded everyone that the alternative to a Chinese candidate was that Indian candidate for the NDP, adding emphasis with an exclamation point!

Within hours of the post being exposed, Wang was done like dinner despite being an otherwise ideal candidate for Justin “Diversity is our strength” Trudeau based on her race and gender.

I know we’re talking politics here, but can we just be honest for a nanosecond?

Wang’s ultimate sin wasn’t using race and ethnicity to gin-up support, but rather, being way too open and frank about how the candidate selection process has been working in Canada for decades now.

When Wang openly aired such filthy laundry in the public square, not even her brownie points as a visible minority woman could save her from dismissal.

In the final analysis, the Karen Wang saga is yet more proof that in politics, honesty is seldom the best policy.

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commented 2019-01-24 12:11:16 -0500
Lynda Palmer:
I don’t think even Trudeau knows what gender he is!
commented 2019-01-24 09:38:19 -0500
Doesn’t Turdo choose his cabinet according to gender?
commented 2019-01-23 21:49:37 -0500
We conservatives need to get our act together and let folks know that we don’t pick candidates by race or gender. We pick them for the content of their character and their intelligence.
commented 2019-01-23 21:19:03 -0500
Having said that, there are many racists in this country and most of them have been imported. Goodale is a goof. Canada has never been a racist country. If there is anything close to Iqra’s ‘systemic’ racism or Goodale’s ‘supremacists’ , it was imported. I will not allow Canadians to be labelled that way.
commented 2019-01-23 21:17:33 -0500
The multiculty system sets them up to be, I wouldn’t say racist, but I would say, to vote by ethnic and cultural preference.
I personally don’t think there is anything wrong with ethnic, cultural or values based preference’s, everybody does it. All animals do it and all humans do it. ( but I still think we must always exclude anti western and anti family values. ) I don’t think that ethnic or cultural preference has any place in politics. Its what Bernier wants to put a stop to because its identity politics which makes for an impossible playing field for everyone.
commented 2019-01-23 20:52:41 -0500
If the self-described ‘only Chinese candidate’ had said something about the fact that Jagmeet Singh is a Commie. I would have been all ears.
But, for reasons known only to her, Karen Wang decided instead to ignore that, and instead she criticised Singh, a native-born Canadian, for being ‘Indian.’

Strange priorities…
commented 2019-01-23 19:03:18 -0500
The left is racist, we already knew that.
commented 2019-01-23 17:08:50 -0500
hate to say it, but won’t run anyway, but soon vancouver will never have another white politician elected. don’t care either way, just a fact.
commented 2019-01-23 16:44:26 -0500
The latest news is that Pelosi will not allow the State if the Union address in the House of Representatives.This may be fine to the Democrat base , but it ignores over 60 million Americans that voted for Trump.
It isn’t about the wall or the government shutdown .It’s about establishing a one party system of government and eventually dismantling the Constitution, piece by piece.
Most don’t understand or see this . And most have a degree of arrogance that the Republic can’t be converted into a Venezuelan disaster.
Progressive is another of their phoney words for a communist collective style of government. Start calling them exactly what they are, communists
commented 2019-01-23 16:41:43 -0500
Not “all parties”, David. Bernier didn’t play the ethnic card.
commented 2019-01-23 15:12:45 -0500
Politics is rotten in this country. Time to stop identity politics and special interest groups of all kinds from holding this country hostage. We’re all Canadian. We should all be treated equally, with our first allegiance being to Canada. One Canada. Unity is our strength, diversity is divisive. Its not about what you look like, what colour you are or where you came from, its about shared values. Canadian values. Isn’t that why people want to come to Canada? It should be.
commented 2019-01-23 14:52:33 -0500
Also, there is now confusion in this convoluted bizarro world Trudeau’s Sr. and Jr. have set up. The progressives and the multitude of identity groups who thought this was how the game was played here, are now scratching their heads. They are wondering if they too will be abandoned for doing what the system was set up for them to achieve.

I cannot wait until identity politics dies in Canada. Either we are all Canadians first and should have a system which encourages that, or we are doomed to the ever worsening effects and repercussions of this multi cultural ‘dream’ which has turned into a radical multicultural nightmarish, distopian demographic shift, for the sole purpose of purchased voting bases.
commented 2019-01-23 14:41:14 -0500
Billy Howard I think you hit the nail on the head, but Justin’s handlers are forgetting one thing. There is competition now for the destination of those who walk away from the NDP. Besides,Thompson’s chances now are better than ever to take Burnaby South. Singh is a dismal failure and likely to lose his seat in his own riding. Its all about demographic’s…obviously. Trudeau’s distopian dream has set up the entire dynamic in the country to play identity politics out of necessity. It seems rich that they fire Wang when she was doing what each of these communities always do to exist in a system which is rigged that way on purpose by our government.

Spot on Menzies.
commented 2019-01-23 13:46:17 -0500
CHARRED REMAINS:
They have a name for people like you, in Canton and points West, it’s GWEILO.
It translates as ‘ghost person’! It’s derogatory.
The lefty/progressive Justin version is, ‘old stock’.
Say goodnight Canada…it’s been nice knowin’ ya.
commented 2019-01-23 13:37:14 -0500
Muta….I’m guessing he was hiding under the bed!!
commented 2019-01-23 13:31:46 -0500
Yes Charred Remains , while yours and my father were fighting to liberate Europe, guess where Daddy Trudeau was. I’d love to ask that little puke PM where his daddy was during the war, face to face.
commented 2019-01-23 13:26:22 -0500
I wonder how she would have done with the round eyes vote?
commented 2019-01-23 13:05:25 -0500
If Karen Wang had said, “my competition is Ron Joseph and he is a White guy.” Trudeau’s Liberals wouldn’t care and Karen would still represent the Liberals.
commented 2019-01-23 13:01:37 -0500
What’s wrong with what she said- I’m waiting for the Ontario Islamic party to say “vote for us or we will cut yer head off”
commented 2019-01-23 12:58:20 -0500
Wang pointing out the Chinese voting bloc may be a bit blatant, but typical of Cdn politics, especially under Trudeau who constantly divides us by race/religion/region/sex, etc. No, her big mistake was that one sentence: “My opponent…is of Indian descent!”. Trudeau needs Indian votes, so he had to turf her. But it does also help with Singh’s election, which Justin desperately wants (cuz Singh is so low in the leadership polls). A Singh victory means a better chance at a Liberal majority in October as NDP voters from last election primarily move to the Liberals.
commented 2019-01-23 12:45:06 -0500
Me no likey Blitish Sojer, Yanky Sailor good for me….Suzy Wong song.