Geng Tan

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Geng Tan

谭耕
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Don Valley North
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byNew riding
Personal details
Born1963 (age 55–56)
Beijing, China
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceToronto, Ontario
Alma materHunan University,
University of Toronto
ProfessionFormer Senior Nuclear Scientist

Geng Tan MP (simplified Chinese: 谭耕; traditional Chinese: 譚耕; pinyin: Tán Gēng; born 1963) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Don Valley North in the House of Commons of Canada in the Canadian federal election, 2015.[1] Tan made history as the first Canadian MP of a Mandarin-speaking heritage to be elected to the House of Commons.[2]

Community Leadership and Awards[edit]

Geng Tan is characterized as a long-standing leader and volunteer for many community organizations that are responsible for providing services and support for new Canadians immigrants. Tan is the founder, former Executive President and Co-chair of The Council of Newcomer Organizations. He is also the former Vice Chairman of the Confederation of Toronto Chinese Canadian Organizations. Drawing from his experience in those roles, Tan regularly shared his expertise on immigration and community development policy through his participation on many panels. [3]

Tan was the recipient of both the Ontario Service Award and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to Canada.[4]

Education and Designations[edit]

Geng Tan earned a Bachelor of Engineering from Hunan University in China, majoring in Organic Chemical Engineering. Tan went on to obtain his certification as a Senior Engineer and held various managerial positions. In Canada, Tan attended the University of Toronto and completed both his Masters in Applied Science and PhD in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry.[5]

Work Experience[edit]

As a former Senior Nuclear Chemist, Geng worked at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and the Ontario Power Generation (OPG).[6]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Geng Tan 23,494 51.4 +14.1
Conservative Joe Daniel 17,279 37.8 -2.5
New Democratic Akil Sadikali 3,896 8.5 -12.3
Green Caroline Brown 1,018 2.2 +0.88
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0     $204,217.72
Total rejected ballots 259
Turnout 45,946
Eligible voters 71,812
Liberal notional gain from Conservative Swing +8.3%
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geng Tan wins in Don Valley North". thestar.com. 19 October 2015.
  2. ^ "First Mandarin-Speaking MP Elected in Canada - New America Media".
  3. ^ "Biography | Geng Tan | Your member of parliament for Don Valley North". gtan.liberal.ca. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  4. ^ "Biography | Geng Tan | Your member of parliament for Don Valley North". gtan.liberal.ca. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  5. ^ "Biography | Geng Tan | Your member of parliament for Don Valley North". gtan.liberal.ca. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  6. ^ "Biography | Geng Tan | Your member of parliament for Don Valley North". gtan.liberal.ca. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  7. ^ "Voter Information Service".
  8. ^ "Elections Canada Online - Final Candidates Election Expenses Limits". Archived from the original on 2015-08-15.

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