NDP MP Kennedy Stewart has been re-elected for another term after a tight race against Liberal candidate Adam Pankratz, that made it the last riding to be confirmed.
This riding is comprised of parts of the old Burnaby-New Westminster riding, and Burnaby-Douglas and has a high percentage of recent immigrants, many living under the poverty line.
Stewart decided to take his chance in this riding, rather than Burnaby-North Seymour, where the debate over the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline remains a hot topic.
Kennedy recently addressed an issue on the minds of many across the Lower Mainland: the high cost of owning a home.
And he called on Statistics Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to do a deep dive into the number of foreign owners who have been snapping up property.
He also tabled a motion in the House of Commons, calling on the government to create an affordable housing strategy, one that also probes the impact of investor speculation on the high price of local real estate.