Arnold Chan

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Arnold Chan
Canadian MP Arnold Chan.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Scarborough—Agincourt
Assumed office
June 30, 2014
Preceded by Jim Karygiannis
Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Assumed office
December 2, 2015
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Scott Reid
Personal details
Born (1967-06-10) June 10, 1967 (age 49)
Scarborough, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Profession Lawyer

Arnold Chan (born June 10, 1967) is a Canadian lawyer and politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Scarborough—Agincourt in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2014 by-election. Chan is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Chan attended the University of Toronto, earning an undergraduate and two master's degrees, before obtaining a law degree from the University of British Columbia. Prior to his election, Chan worked as a lawyer and, for a time, as an aide to the current Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and International Trade Michael Chan and the former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.[1][2]

On January 22, 2015 it was revealed to the public that Chan was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer and would be taking a leave of absence from Parliament while undergoing treatment.[3][4]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Scarborough—Agincourt
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Arnold Chan 21,587 51.9 -7.5
Conservative Bin Chang 15,802 38.0 +8.7
New Democratic Laura Thomas Patrick 3,263 7.9 +0.6
Green Debra Scott 540 1.4 0
Christian Heritage Jude Coutinho 334 0.8
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,556 100.0     $202,352.76
Total rejected ballots 248
Turnout 41,804
Eligible voters 69,888
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]

Canadian federal by-election, June 30, 2014: Scarborough—Agincourt
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Arnold Chan 12,868 59.38 +13.99
Conservative Trevor Ellis 6,344 29.27 −4.91
New Democratic Elizabeth Ying Long 1,838 8.48 −9.62
Independent Kevin Clarke 315 1.45 -
Green Shahbaz Mir 307 1.42 −0.90
Total valid votes/Expense limit 21,672 100.0   –  
Total rejected ballots 121 0.56 −0.09
Turnout 21,793 29.56 −27.34
Eligible voters 74,062
Liberal hold Swing +9.45
By-election due to the resignation of Jim Karygiannis to run in the 2014 Toronto municipal election.
Source: Elections Canada[7]


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