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Conservative vote plunged in Canada’s most Chinese electorates. Did party pay price for tough stance on Beijing?

Almost as soon as he entered Canada’s parliament in 2019, Conservative Kenny Chiu became a prominent advocate for what he called Hong Kong’s “political freedom”, and a tough critic of Beijing.Weeks after being comfortably elected in Steveston-Richmond East, one of Canada’s most ethnically Chinese electorates, Chiu was back in his birthplace of Hong Kong as an international monitor for the city’s district council elections.He would go on to become vice-chair of parliament’s subcommittee on…


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