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The following is a
list of including both original immigrants who obtained Canadian citizenship and their Canadian-born descendants who are Chinese Canadians notable, have made significant contributions to the Canadian or international culture or society politically, artistically or scientifically, or have appeared in the news prominently.
Politics and public service [ edit ]
Bill Yee, first Chinese councillor, Vancouver, 1982
Sandra Wilking, first female Chinese councillor, Vancouver, 1988-1990
Arnold Chan (陳家諾), MP for Scarborough—Agincourt. Liberal.
Michael Chan (陳國治), Ontario Cabinet Minister. MPP for Markham—Unionville. Liberal.
Raymond Chan (陳卓愉), former federal Minister of State. Former MP for Richmond. Liberal.
Ida Chong, BC Cabinet Minister. Former MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head. BC Liberal.
Gordon Chong, former city councillor and former vice-chairman of the Toronto Transit Commission.
Michael Chong (莊文浩), former federal Cabinet Minister. MP for Wellington—Halton Hills. Conservative.
George Chow, two-term Vancouver City Councillor who was elected as a member of the Vision Vancouver party in 2005 and 2008. [1 ]
Olivia Chow (鄒至蕙), MP for Trinity—Spadina from 2006 to 2014. New Democrat.
Adrienne Clarkson (伍冰枝), Governor General of Canada from 1999 to 2005, former journalist, novelist, publisher, winner of the Gemini Award Best Host in a Light Information.
Lillian Dyck, Canadian senator.
Ying Hope, former Metro Toronto Councillor.
Ted Hsu (徐正陶), MP for Kingston and the Islands. Liberal
Kerry Jang, politician, currently serving on Vancouver, British Columbia's City Council.
Douglas Jung (鄭天華), first Canadian of Chinese origin elected to Parliament. Former MP for Vancouver Centre. Conservative.
Jenny Kwan (關慧貞), former BC Cabinet Minister. MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant. New Democrat.
Norman Kwong (林佐民), former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta and star football player in CFL.
David Lam (林思齊), former BC Lieutenant Governor (1988–1995).
Art Lee, former MP for Vancouver East and Parliamentary Secretary. Former leader of British Columbia Liberal Party. Liberal.
Philip S. Lee (李紹麟) Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (2009–present)
Richard Lee, British Columbia Liberal Party MLA for Burnaby North. BC Liberal.
Chungsen Leung (梁中心), MP for Willowdale and Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism. Conservative.
Sophia Leung, former MP for Vancouver—Kingsway and Parliamentary Secretary. Liberal.
Laurin Liu (劉舒雲), MP for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles. New Democrat.
Raymond Louie, Vancouver city councillor, former school trustee.
Alan Lowe, former Mayor of Victoria, BC.
Jean Lumb, community activist and first Chinese-Canadian to receive the Order of Canada.
Gary Mar, Former Albertan Cabinet Minister and MLA for Calgary-Mackay. Conservative.
Inky Mark (麥鼎鴻), MP for Dauphin—Swan River. Conservative.
Denzil Minnan-Wong, Toronto city councillor representing Toronto City Council Ward 34 in the Don Valley area.
Vivienne Poy (利德蕙), first senator of Chinese ancestry, and sister-in-law to Adrienne Clarkson. Liberal.
Sid Chow Tan, community activist and President of the Head Tax Families Association of Canada.
Tony Tang, engineer and politician currently serving on Vancouver, British Columbia's City Council.
Peter Wing, first mayor of Chinese descent in North America, three successive terms as mayor of Kamloops starting in 1966.
Alice Wong (黃陳小萍), MP for Richmond and Minister of State for Seniors. Conservative.
Bob Wong (黃景培), former Ontario Cabinet Minister and MPP for Fort York. Liberal.
Patrick Wong, former BC MLA for Vancouver-Kensington. BC Liberal.
Peter Wong, former mayor of Sudbury, Ontario
Soo Wong (黃素梅), Ontario MPP for Scarborough—Agincourt. Liberal.
Tony C. Wong (黃志華), former Ontario MPP for Markham, former York Region Councillor. Liberal.
Kristyn Wong-Tam (黃慧文), LGBTQ activist and Toronto councillor for the Rosedale electoral district
Teresa Woo-Paw, Albertan MLA for Calgary-Mackay. Conservative.
Mary-Woo Sims, politician and social justice activist. Best known as a former chief commissioner of the British Columbia Human Rights Commission.
David Xiao, Albertan MLA for Edmonton-McClung. Conservative.
John Yap (葉志明), BC MLA for Richmond-Steveston. BC Liberal.
Wai Young (楊蕭慧儀), MP for Vancouver South. Conservative.
Law and judiciary [ edit ]
Won Alexander Cumyow (溫金有), First person of Chinese origin born in Canada; As a court interpreter, Won was also the first ethnic-Chinese government official in Canada
K. Dock Yip - lawyer
Jim Chu - Chief Constable of the Vancouver Police Service
Linda Ann Loo - Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia Kenneth Jım - Crımınal Lawyer
Business [ edit ]
Milton Wong, financier and former Chairman of HSBC Canada.
Paul Lee, former President of Electronic Arts.
Danielle Fong, co-founder and Chief Scientist of LightSail Energy, Inc.
G. Raymond Chang, co-founder and former CEO of CI Financial, philanthropist and third Chancellor of Ryerson University whose G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is named after him.
Tung Chan, former CEO of the Vancouver immigrant settlement society, S.U.C.C.E.S.S..
Caleb Chan, businessman and son of the late Chan Shun. Donated $10 million to fund UBC's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Tom Chan, Vancouver based real estate entrepreneur, brother of Caleb Chan and son of the late Chan Shun. Donated $10 million to fund UBC's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
Robert H. Lee, Vancouver based businessman, Chairman and Founder of Prospero. Robert H. Lee Graduate School is named in honor of his ardent philanthropy.
Chu Lai, businessman and one of the earliest Chinese-Canadian merchants in British Columbia.
Alfred Sung, fashion designer and founder of Club Monaco
Michael Lee-Chin, Investor - CEO of AIC Canada.
Victor Li, businessman; son of Hong Kong business mogul, Li Ka-shing and major investor in Air Canada
Cindy Lee, Canadian businesswoman who is the founder and currently serves as the President and CEO of T&T Supermarket
Li Ka-shing, Chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), Cheung Kong Holdings, and an investor Husky Oil
Richard Li, businessman; son of Hong Kong business mogul, Li Ka-shing, Chairman of PCCW and chairman of PCCW's executive committee.
Thomas Fung, Hong Kong-born Canadian businessman and philanthropist. Eldest son of Fung King Hey and founder of the Fairchild Group.
Fung King Hey, one of the founders of Sun Hung Kai & Co, father of Thomas Fung.
David Ho, Vancouver-based entrepreneur originally from Hong Kong, founder of Harmony Airways, owner of the University Golf Club and MCL motors.
Brandt C. Louie, President and CEO of H.Y. Louie Co. Limited, and Chairman of London Drugs Limited.
Brian Wong, Co-founder of Kiip
Ben Chiu (邱澤堃), founder of KillerApp.com
Yip Sang, businessman
Eva Kwok, businesswoman and former director of the Bank of Montreal.
Gary Ho, businessman and ardent philanthropist
Gabriel Yiu, businessman, journalist, and social activist.
Andrea Jung (鍾彬嫻), CEO, Avon Products
Athletics [ edit ]
Chris Beckford-Tseu, ice hockey goaltender for the St. Louis Blues.
Patrick Chan (陳偉群), figure skater: 2011 World Champion and 4-time Canadian Champion.
Bryan Chiu, Chinese-Canadian football player for the Montreal Alouettes
Adderly Fong, race car driver
Lori Fung, gymnast and winner of first gold medal ever in Rhythmic Gymnastics at 1984 Olympic Games
Andre Ho, table tennis player
Chan Hon Goh (吳振紅), first Chinese-Canadian principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada
Carol Huynh, Olympic gold medalist in wrestling in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.
Larry Kwong, first Chinese-Canadian to play in the National Hockey League.
Norman Kwong (林佐民), known as "The China Clipper", fullback, won four Grey Cups and 30 individual Canadian Football League records. Also served as former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.
Mira Leung, figure skater
Michelle Li, badminton player
Alexa Loo, Olympic snowboarder
Jujie Luan, fencer
Darryl O'Young, racing driver
Wendy Saschenbrecker, fencer
Landon Ling, soccer player
Megan Wing, figure skater
Charlene Wong, former Olympic figure skater
Brandon Yip, ice hockey player for the Phoenix Coyotes
Visual arts [ edit ]
Entertainment [ edit ]
Literature [ edit ]
Science and technology [ edit ]
Education and academia [ edit ]
References [ edit ]