The B.C. NDP candidate in Burnaby-Lougheed is under fire over a racist comment she made 11 years ago, as well as the veracity of her medical credentials.
But Shin, a medical educator at Vancouver Community College, is facing additional questions over her professional credentials. The B.C. Liberals have pointed out that she graduated from Spartan University in St. Lucia, whose alumni are not permitted to practice in the states of California, Kansas, Texas, Indiana and North Dakota, or in the United Kingdom, The Burnaby News-Leader reported.
The Liberals also said that a Korean Times article stated Shin graduated from medical school at UBC, while she allegedly claimed in a separate interview to have studied at the University of Florida, The News-Leader reported.
For its part, the NDP is standing by their candidate. Vancouver-Mount Pleasant candidate Jenny Kwan pointed out that Shin made the comments 11 years ago and has matured since then, The Vancouver Sun reports.
For her own part, Shin took responsibility for the confusion around her credentials, blaming them on poor translations with Korean media.
The episodes nevertheless make Shin the latest poster child for dubious conduct, the National Post reports.
Earlier in the campaign, the NDP dropped Kelowna-Mission candidate Dayleen Van Ryswyk for making a series of racist remarks against First Nations and French-Canadians in an online forum.
The B.C. Conservatives have dropped a total of four candidates over questionable comments. The most recent was Don Herbert, who was fired after it emerged he called Premier Christy Clark a "bitch" on Twitter.
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<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/16/dayleen-van-ryswyk-kelowna-ndp-racist_n_3093747.html" target="_blank">Dayleen Van Ryswyk</a> was forced to resign as the NDP candidate in Kelowna-Mission after it emerged that she made disparaging comments about First Nations online.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/29/mischa-popoff-fired-bc-conservative-video_n_3179254.html" target="_blank">Mischa Popoff</a> was dumped as the B.C. Conservative candidate in Boundary Similkameen after comments he made about single mothers and the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. This video was his crack at defending himself.
The B.C. Liberal Party stood by Shuswap candidate <a href="http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/04/23/Shuswap-Candidate-Follow/" target="_blank">Greg Kyllo</a> after his company was fined $350,000 by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for habitat destruction, The Tyee reported.
B.C. Conservative candidate <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/22/jeff-sprague-bc-conservative-steps-down-north-vancouver_n_3130706.html" target="_blank">Jeff Sprague</a> stepped down after an "unfortunate personal incident." <a href="http://www.news1130.com/2013/04/21/conservative-candidate-in-north-van-steps-down/" target="_blank">News1130</a> reported that a man of the same name was booked for a DUI.
Premier <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/28/christy-clark-red-light_n_3175568.html" target="_blank">Christy Clark</a> apologized for running a red light with her son in the car and a Vancouver Sun reporter in tow.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/24/ian-tootill-bc-conservative-hitler-tweets_n_3149628.html" target="_blank">Ian Tootill</a> was dropped as the B.C. Conservative candidate in Vancouver-False Creek after he questioned Adolf Hitler's culpability for the rise of Nazism in a series of tweets.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/28/ron-herbert-bc-conservative-vancouver-west-end_n_3174674.html" target="_blank">Ron Herbert</a> was dropped as the B.C. Conservative candidate in Vancouver-West End after he called Premier Christy Clark a "bitch" on Twitter.