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Meena Wong

Born in Beijing, Meena Wong moved to Hong Kong during the Cultural Revolution, then to Canada for university. She worked for the Toronto Star, and worked as assistant to then-MPP Rosario Marchese and then-Toronto City Councillor Olivia Chow.

In 2011, she ran for the federal NDP in Vancouver South, and in 2014 was COPE's mayoral candidate. She is currently a mental health support worker for Vancouver Coastal Health.

City’s 2017 budget failed on affordable and social housing

On December 7th, Vancouver City Council presented the 2017 budget that revealed a scandalous failure to bring real affordable and social housing to Vancouver. The budget report shows that over the...

Many vacant properties missed by Vancouver’s new tax

Imagine a home on the west side of Vancouver valued at $3 million. It's unoccupied. The owners live in the United States, but have declared the home - their only property in Canada - as a principal...