The civic party aiming to knock off Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan in the upcoming municipal election is denying it’s behind an alleged rumour campaign targeting Mandarin-speaking Chinese voters that appears to be connected to the school district’s controversial anti-homophobic policy of three years ago.
Katrina Chen, who is running for school board as part of Corrigan’s Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA) team, said she laughed at first when a Mandarin-speaking acquaintance asked her two weeks ago if it was true that the BCA would allow Burnaby schools to use an injection on students that could turn them homosexual.
The acquaintance, who works at a restaurant Chen regularly frequents, said she was told this by a fellow parent at the local community centre.
Chen said the parent was a volunteer for the opposing Burnaby First Coalition.
I’m still scratching my head … asking how such a strange rumour would get started
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