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Nelly Shin becomes Canada’s first-ever Korean-born MP after ‘nail-biter’ race

By Samantha Wright Allen      

‘She is a source of pride for the national community,’ says Senator Yonah Martin, who became the first Korean-Canadian Parliamentarian when she was appointed in 2009.

Conservative MP Nelly Shin, pictured in a meeting room in the West Block building, is Canada's first-ever Member of Parliament of Korean descent. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

A victory by just 153 votes and a weeks-later election recount made for an interesting entrance to Parliament for Canada’s first-ever Member of Parliament of Korean heritage, Conservative rookie Nelly Shin.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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