Michael Chan (Canadian politician)

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The Honourable
Michael Chan
MPP
Michael Chan (Canadian politician).jpg
Michael Chan at The Canadian Film Centre Annual BBQ on September 9, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario
Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade (Ontario)
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 24, 2014
Preceded by Michael Coteau
In office
November 9, 2012 – February 11, 2013
Preceded by Charles Sousa
Succeeded by Michael Coteau
Minister of Tourism and Culture
In office
January 18, 2010 – June 24, 2014
Preceded by Monique Smith & Aileen Carroll
Succeeded by Michael Coteau
Minister responsible for the 2015 Pan and Para Pan American Games
In office
November 9, 2012 – June 24, 2014
Preceded by Charles Sousa
Succeeded by Michael Coteau
Member of Provincial Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 8, 2007
Preceded by Tony Wong
Constituency Markham-Unionville
Personal details
Born Hong Kong
Political party Liberal
Residence Markham, Ontario
Occupation insurance broker
Website [1]

Michael Chan (Chinese: 陳國治) is a Canadian politician. He is the Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for the Ontario provincial riding of Markham-Unionville. As of June 24, 2014 he is the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade[1], under Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne.

He is the former Minister of Tourism and Culture and Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan and Para Pan American Games.[2] Previously, Chan was Minister of Citizenship and Immigration in the provincial Liberal governments headed by Dalton McGuinty.[3]

Chan was president of the federal Liberal Party of Canada riding association in Markham held by MP John McCallum. Chan was elected in a February 8, 2007 by-election, necessitated by the resignation of former Liberal MPP Tony Wong, who left his seat in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to successfully run for York Regional Council in 2006. He was appointed to provincial cabinet as Minister of Revenue by Premier Dalton McGuinty on February 21, 2007,[4] a portfolio that has not been used since the NDP government of Bob Rae since 1993.

Electoral record[edit]

Ontario provincial by-election, February 8, 2007: Markham
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Michael Chan 9,080 49.3% -1.4
Progressive Conservative Alex Yuan 6,420 34.9% -5.4
New Democratic Janice Hagan 1,492 8.1% +3.0
Green Bernadette Manning 999 5.4% +3.8
Freedom Cathy McKeever 159 0.9%
Family Coalition Patrick Redmond 135 0.7% -0.6
Libertarian Jay Miller 126 0.7%
Ontario general election, 2007: Markham—Unionville
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Michael Chan 21,054 59.32
Progressive Conservative Ki Kit Li 9,581 27.00
New Democratic Andy Arifin 2,599 7.32
Green Bernadette Manning 1,911 5.38
Family Coalition Leon Williams 345 0.97
Total valid votes 35,490 100.0
Ontario general election, 2011: Markham—Unionville
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Michael Chan 19,579 52.58 -6.74
Progressive Conservative Shan Thayaparan 11,720 31.47 +4.47
New Democratic P.C. Choo 4,575 12.29 +4.97
Green Myles O'Brien 1,104 2.96 -2.42
Libertarian Allen Small 259 0.70
Total valid votes 37,237 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 284 0.76
Turnout 37,521 40.68
Eligible voters 92,232
Liberal hold Swing -5.61
Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Michael Chan 21,517 51.33 -1.25
Progressive Conservative Shan Thayaparan 14,241 33.98 +2.51
New Democratic Nadine Kormos Hawkins 4,205 10.03 -2.26
Green Myles O'Brien 1,509 3.60 +0.64
Libertarian Allen Small 444 1.06 +0.36
Total valid votes 41,916 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing -1.88
Source: Elections Ontario[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon Michael Chan, MPP (Markham--Unionville)". http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_detail.do?locale=en&ID=7065. 
  2. ^ "Michael Chan, MPP". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. 
  3. ^ "Biography Michael Chan". Liberal Markham Unionville. 
  4. ^ Premier of Ontario – News Releases – Michael Chan Becomes Ontario’s Minister Of Revenue
  5. ^ "General Election Results by District, 046 Markham—Unionville". Elections Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 

External links[edit]


Provincial Government of Dalton McGuinty
Cabinet Posts (4)
Predecessor Office Successor
Charles Sousa Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
2012–2013
Michael Coteau
Monique Smith & Aileen Carroll Minister of Tourism and Culture
2010–present
Incumbent
Gerry Phillips Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
2007–2010
Eric Hoskins
Shelley Wark-Martyn Minister of Revenue
2007
Monique Smith