The stage is set for many tough federal election battles across British Columbia, but Burnaby North-Seymour merits particular scrutiny. The riding was created in the 2012 federal election redistribution to reflect the region's growing population. It includes much of Burnaby-Douglas (now held by NDP MP Kennedy Stewart) and North Vancouver (now held by Conservative MP Andrew Saxton), which have historically voted very differently and seem to have little in common.
In This Series
We should take this new riding seriously; all four parties certainly have.
Young Liberal vies to win middle ground between Conservative North Shore and NDP Burnaby.
Kinder Morgan opponent and SFU researcher takes up science of public office.
Up against three strong candidates, Seymour native rolls out cautious campaign.
NDP frontrunner swaps courthouse for Burnaby North-Seymour doorsteps.
Who will take this contested new riding? Tyee inspects candidate offices for clues.
A new riding reflecting a polarized country, the race mirrored national shifts.