No 'Wai' we'll vote Young: Tory candidate's family
Controversy is again circling Vancouver South Conservative candidate Wai Young, as details emerge that estranged family members have launched three separate lawsuits against her.
None of the candidate's nine family members living in her riding will be voting for her, according to sister Wai Ling Siu, and court documents show five of her six siblings are suing her over issues involving her deceased father's estate.
Young could not be reached for comment; the candidate has shied away from media attention since Friday, when news broke she had received a politically toxic endorsement from Ripudaman Singh Malik, a man acquitted in the Air India bombing.
Her Liberal rival, Ujjal Dosanjh, has also asked authorities to investigate any potential Elections Act violations stemming from a meeting of parents and teachers Young and Malik attended at the B.C. Khalsa School.
The school is run by a registered charity, which Malik helps to govern, and thereby prohibited from engaging in partisan political activities that could influence the outcome of an election.
Young released a written statement Friday night denying any connection to Malik and asserting her "stand against terrorism," but Dosanjh says the situation requires more explanation.
"Nobody's prepared to come forward," he said. "They admit the meeting took place."
Associating with Malik calls her judgment into question, Dosanjh added, calling Malik "a self-admitted financier of the banned Babbar Khalsa terrorist organization, a self-admitted financier of the Air India terrorist [Inderjit Singh Reyat]."
"Unless you've lived in a cave in British Columbia for the last 30 years, you would know who Mr. Malik was," Dosanjh said.
Young was noticeably absent from an all-candidates meeting Sunday, and her campaign headquarters said she was unavailable for interviews Monday.
With a report from CTV British Columbia's Peter Grainger