Karen Lin
Karen Lin is a former school trustee candidate in 2014. She finished a close 2nd place to the incumbent. She is a seasoned media professional, public education advocate and a political organizer / activist. She publishes a weekly column on 2 of the most influential and popular Chinese newspaper in the GTA.

She serves on the board of Ontario Autism Coalition.

She is a practitioner of Conservative Liberalism. She writes with a zinger. And she is an avid Salsa dancer.

Entries by Karen Lin

Ontario Has A Moral Obligation To Remember The Nanjing Massacre

(8) Comments | Posted May 18, 2017 | 10:50 AM

Dear Madam Premier Kathleen Wynne:

My name is Karen Lin. I am a former school trustee candidate, a well-known community activist and a political organizer in the Chinese community. I am writing to you today in support of Bill 79: An Act to proclaim the Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day. The...

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Tory Leadership Race Is Fracturing The Chinese-Canadian Community

(14) Comments | Posted May 4, 2017 | 9:32 AM

Dubbing the Conservative leadership race a zoo exhibition is the easy way out.

Maclean's contributor Scott Gilmore expressed his distaste of how far right the party has gone, from Maxime Bernier wanting to send troops to the border, to Brad Trost denying climate change flat out. Gilmore is...

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We Need To Discuss The Clash Of Cultures At Our Doorstep

(20) Comments | Posted March 1, 2017 | 11:12 AM

Before I put out this op-ed, I have had some serious trepidation. I am fully aware that once some people finish reading this, they will spare no time to stick a label on me. They will be gladly calling me a "racist," a "self-hating Asian" and even an "Islamophobe," despite...

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It's Time For The Donald Trump Apology Tour

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2016 | 8:08 AM

At the ripe old age of 34, I have sat through many elections. I worked on a few, ran in an election as a candidate myself. Needless to say, the election that took place in the United States on Nov 8, shook me to the core in so many ways.

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How Chinese Canadians Relate To China's Politics

(9) Comments | Posted October 3, 2016 | 1:09 PM

We rolled out the red carpet for the Chinese premier. We put on a 4 course state dinner. But I knew when Prime Minister Trudeau uttered these words "Mutual Suspect", those were his Freudian slips.

And suspicious we are! Canadians have learned recently that amidst all the enthusiasm the Trudeau...

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'Died Like A Pig' Outrage Raises Questions For Chinese Canadians

(12) Comments | Posted September 8, 2016 | 2:00 PM

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Yanhan Ai of China competes in the women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Commentator Byron MacDonald said of the 14-year-old "Too excited, went out like a stink and died like a pig." (Photo:...

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When It Comes To China, We All Suffer From Myopia

(23) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 11:00 AM

Despite my experience as a community activist and a former school trustee candidate, the new level of drama in Chinese Canadian politics comes as a surprise to me. For the most part, we are a community of hard working, placid individuals who typically shy away from politics.

However, this...

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