Jenny Kwan

Jenny Kwan

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For the California Dreams actress, please see Jennie Kwan.
Jenny Wai Ching Kwan (Chinese: 關慧貞) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian politician. She is currently a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of British Columbia, and a senior member of the provincial caucus of the New Democratic Party.

Personal life

Kwan immigrated to Canada at age 9 from Hong Kong. She speaks both English and Cantonese. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and was a community legal advocate in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside before entering politics. Jenny currently lives in East Vancouver, with her husband, daughter, son and stepson.

Short film acting appearance

Between the 2001 and 2005 elections, Kwan was invited by director Ling Chiu to play the part of eldest sister in the 2004 short film A Fortune In Frozen Dim Sum.

Political career

Vancouver city councillor

In 1993, Kwan became the youngest-ever member of Vancouver City Council. She was the sole representative of the civic party known as COPE throughout her term on council.

Provincial politics

In 1996, Kwan entered provincial politics deciding to run as the NDP candidate for the electoral district of Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, in East Vancouver. She successfully won her seat.

In her first legislative term, Kwan she served in several positions, including as the......
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