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Ousted candidate's story takes another strange turn, this time into a parking lot
|Last Edited||BrentinCO Jan 17, 2019 08:29pm|
|News Date||Friday, January 18, 2019 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Former Liberal candidate Karen Wang capped off a bizarre day with an even more bizarre media scrum in a Burnaby, B.C., parking lot on Thursday. |
The 43-year-old, who resigned her candidacy in the Burnaby South byelection Wednesday only to attempt to revive it Thursday, announced a news conference at the Metrotown Library only to arrive and be told in no uncertain terms by the head librarian she could not hold her political event on public library grounds.
But sometime during the night she tried to have the resignation reversed, asking the Liberals to give her a second chance.
In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others in the Liberal Party, Wang wrote that she would like to withdraw her resignation, arguing that her WeChat post was "merely a statement of fact" that was not meant as a racial comment.
But in a statement, the Liberal Party of Canada said the decision was final.
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