Vancouver and Surrey might soon have a person of colour as mayor for the first time

Two of the most diverse cities in Metro Vancouver have never had a person of colour for mayor.

That could change this time around with candidates like Jinny Sims, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Ken Sim

While it could be a historic moment for Surrey or Vancouver, two of the most diverse cities in Canada, the candidates say they’re not ready to be defined in that way. 

If successful, Sims, an NDP MLA and former MP, would become the first female and South Asian mayor of Surrey, whose BIPOC population sits at around 58 per cent, with at least a third of the total population being South Asian. 

Sims says her focus is on bringing people together rather than

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