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Singh Burger maintains strong lead in burger poll

New Westminster-Burnaby candidates meet tonight
Burger Heaven
Burger Heaven manager Chris Geib shows off some of the tasty burgers folks can order to cast ballots in the eatery's (b)un-official federal election poll.

The Singh Burger took a slight dip and the Trudeau Burger is gaining some ground in the (b)un-official poll at Burger Heaven.

The latest results of the local eatery’s burger poll show the Singh Burger (NDP) has a steady grip on first place at 29% (a 1% drop from last week). The O’Toole Burger (Conservatives) at 19% and the Paul Burger (Greens) at 18% had no change from the previous week.

The Trudeau Burger (Liberals) is now at 14%, which is up 1% from last week. The Bernier Burger (PPC) is holding steady at 10% and the Blanchet Burger (Bloc) is still at 1%. The (b)un-decided/other voters now account for 9% of the votes, a drop of 1% from last week.

Meeting tonight

You’ll get a chance to hear from four of the New Westminster-Burnaby candidates in an all-candidates meeting taking place tonight.

The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce is holding a virtual all-candidates meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom. Rozina Jaffer (Liberal), Peter Julian (NDP), David Macdonald (Green) and Paige Munro (Conservative) will be attending the meeting.

To register, go to www.newwestchamber.com.

GreenPAC endorsements 

The New Westminster-Burnaby NDP candidate is among the candidates from five political parties who have been endorsed by GreenPAC.

GreenPAC has endorsed 35 candidates they consider “environmental leaders” and will put the environment first in Ottawa. The non-partisan, non-profit works to build environmental leadership and government action on the environment.

“These are the candidates who have shown they will stand up for our environment - candidates we should look to for strong leadership for the health of our planet,” said GreenPAC executive director Sarah Van Exan in a news release. “An MP since 2004, Peter has been a really active member of Parliament, bringing forward important environmental motions and bills in every session of Parliament on issues from corporate social responsibility to pipelines. We look forward to his continued hard work for the environment.” 

GreenPAC has endorsed candidates from the Green, NDP, Liberal, Bloc and Conservative parties. Other Metro Vancouver politicians who received the group’s endorsement include: former New Westminster Liberal MLA Joyce Murray (Liberal – Vancouver Quadra); Jonathan Wilkinson (Liberal – North Vancouver); and Terry Beech (Liberal – Burnaby North-Seymour).

“Millions of Canadians of all political stripes care deeply about the environment and climate change, Van Exan said. "We have the solutions to solve the climate crisis and secure a safe, healthy and just future for all.”

According to a GreenPAC press release, the endorsements came after conducting research and seeking input and nominations from parties, candidates, environmental organizations and Canadians. Candidates’ track record on the environment and environmental justice and “winnability” were considered in the selection process, but  party platforms, campaign commitments or debate performances were not considered.