Chin Lee

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Chin Lee
Toronto City Councillor for (Ward 41) Scarborough—Rouge River
Assumed office
December 1, 2006
Preceded by Paul Ainslie
Personal details
Nationality Chinese-Canadian
Occupation Consultant

Chin Lee is a city councillor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from Scarborough for Ward 41 Scarborough-Rouge River.

Lee is a Malaysian-Chinese Canadian who was elected to Toronto City Council in the November 2006 civic elections to Ward 41 - Scarborough—Rouge River. He replaces former councillor and current MPP Bas Balkissoon. Lee is also a member of the Scarborough Community Council.

He is one of four councillors of Asian heritage elected to city council in Toronto, the other three being Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam and Korean born, Councillor Raymond Cho.

Community activism[edit]

Prior to entering politics Chin Lee served as President of the Goldhawk Community Association, serving the northeast Scarborough Community.[citation needed]

He was a founding member of Scarborough Needs Accountable Politicians (SNAP), a community organization that was created to oppose pay increases that Scarborough School Board Trustees approved for themselves.[citation needed]

Chin Lee, along with other community leaders such as Bas Balkissoon and Mike Del Grande formed Scarborough Homeowners Alliance for Fair Taxation (SHAFT), a grassroots taxpayer group that fought to make changes to the Province of Ontario's property assessment system.[citation needed]

Election results[edit]

2010 Toronto election, Ward 41
Candidate Votes  %
Chin Lee 12,557 70.6
Patricia Sinclair 2,718 15.3
Danny Chien 2,507 14.1
Total 17,782 100%
2006 Toronto election, Ward 41
Candidate Votes  %
Chin Lee 5,501 37.8
David Robertson 3,324 22.9
Thadsha Navamanikkam 1,727 11.9
Hratch Aynedjian 1,376 9.5
Scott Shi 926 6.4
John Ching 690 4.7
Sonny Yeung 365 2.5
Malcolm Mansfield 338 2.3
Jose Baking 158 1.1
Min Lee 139 1.0


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