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On the front lines: constituency aides are an MP’s ‘eyes and ears,’ says NDP MP Kwan, and her team is a busy one

By Laura Ryckewaert      

‘We have a lot of vulnerable communities as well, people who need support, who need services, and often are not able to get it,’ says NDP MP Jenny Kwan.

NDP MP Jenny Kwan's constituency team, from left to right: member's assistant Gabriel Yiu, Ms. Kwan, constituency assistant Dora Ng, and constituency assistant Calvin Kuah. Photograph courtesy of the Hastings North BIA

No two ridings are the same, and with a large immigrant population, more than 70 different languages spoken, and a high proportion of low-income families, NDP MP Jenny Kwan’s downtown riding of Vancouver East, B.C. is one of the busiest in Canada.

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