Paul Chiang (politician)

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Paul Chiang
Member of Parliament
for Markham—Unionville
Assumed office
September 20, 2021
Preceded byBob Saroya
Personal details
Born1960 (age 62–63)
Karachi, Pakistan
Political partyLiberal
ProfessionPolice sergeant (retired)

Paul Chin-Yue Chiang[2] (born 1960) is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Markham—Unionville in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2021 Canadian federal election.[3] He is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion[4]

Early life[edit]

Born in Karachi, Pakistan to Chinese parents, he grew up in Pakistan until his family immigrated to Canada in 1976 to join his father's family. His grandparents had previously lived in Pakistan since 1927.[1]


Chiang was police officer in York Regional Police for 28 years, retiring in 2020 as a Sergeant. In 2013, he served as a diversity officer at the Diversity and Cultural Resources Unit.[5][1] He first entered policing with London Police Service in 1992, and also served with the Durham Regional Police before joining York in 1999.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Monica, who is also of Chinese descent and born in Pakistan (Rawalpindi). They have three children.[1] In addition to Hakka Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hubei and English, Chiang is also fluent in Urdu, Punjabi and knows Pashto from his early years in Pakistan.[1]

Election results[edit]

2021 Canadian federal election: Markham—Unionville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul Chiang 21,958 48.6 +10.24
Conservative Bob Saroya 18,959 41.9 -7.04
New Democratic Aftab Qureshi 3,001 6.6
Green Elvin Kao 1,306 2.9 -1.56
Total valid votes 45,224
Total rejected ballots 452
Turnout 45,676 52.0 -8.9
Eligible voters 87,781
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +8.64
Source: Elections Canada[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Khalil, Norman (December 11, 2013). "Pakistani-born Chinese adds new colours to multicultural society". Brampton Guardian. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  2. ^ Ontario Public Sector Employee Salaries - Paul Chin-Yue Chiang
  3. ^ "Liberal Paul Chiang flips Conservative stronghold in Markham-Unionville". Heidi Riedner. The Star. September 21, 2021. Retrieved September 22, 2021.
  4. ^ "Roles - Paul Chiang - Current and Past - Members of Parliament - House of Commons of Canada". Retrieved 2022-06-01.
  5. ^ Riedner, Heidi (September 2, 2021). "Vote 2021: Get to know Markham-Unionville Liberal candidate Paul Chiang". Markham Economist & Sun. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  6. ^ "September 20, 2021 General Election Results: Markham—Unionville". Elections Canada. Retrieved December 31, 2021.

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