Kiss those public displays of affection goodbye, vows Burnaby mayoral candidate

 

 
 
 
 
If Sylvia Gung is elected mayor in Burnaby, newlyweds will have to keep the kissing behind closed doors.
 

If Sylvia Gung is elected mayor in Burnaby, newlyweds will have to keep the kissing behind closed doors.

Photograph by: Tanjala Gica, Getty Images/iStockphoto

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METRO VANCOUVER - A Burnaby mayoral candidate says if she is voted into office in the Nov. 15 municipal elections she will ban acts that harm public decorum — unsavoury stuff like wedding kisses and hand holding.

Sylvia Gung is one of five people running against incumbent mayor Derek Corrigan, but her campaign to establish a “wholesome society” free of behaviour that hints at sex or sexuality is decidedly unique.

“People are turning the streets into (their) bedroom,” said Gung in an interview, adding that residents are overdoing their public displays of affection and in turn, spurring acts of violence.

Meanwhile, Corrigan is running for re-election on a four-term track record as mayor and a focus on regional planning and advocacy for an environmentally sustainable future.

Among his challengers is Helen Hee Soon Chang, a distinguished volunteer with a desire to “make Burnaby inclusive and safe.”

Raj Gupta, a realtor and one-time political candidate for the B.C. Conservative Party, promises that if he is elected he will cut property taxes and push for more affordable housing and community services.

Fellow candidate Daren Hancott is running on the merits of his experience as a manager and international businessman, and longtime volunteer Allen Hutton is pushing for openness and accountability in government as well as fiscal responsibility.

In addition to ridding Burnaby of public displays of affection, Gung says she will ban election campaigns, get rid of the school board and freeze taxes indefinitely.

For the full list of Burnaby candidate profiles, click here.

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If Sylvia Gung is elected mayor in Burnaby, newlyweds will have to keep the kissing behind closed doors.
 

If Sylvia Gung is elected mayor in Burnaby, newlyweds will have to keep the kissing behind closed doors.

Photograph by: Tanjala Gica, Getty Images/iStockphoto

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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