Shaun Chen (politician)

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Shaun Chen
陳聖源
Shaun Chen 2019 (Cropped).jpg
Chen in 2019
Member of Parliament
for Scarborough North
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byRiding established
Chair of the Toronto District School Board
In office
December 1, 2014 – August 4, 2015
Preceded byChris Bolton
Succeeded byRobin Pilkey
Toronto Public School Trustee for (Ward 21) Scarborough—Rouge River
In office
December 1, 2006 – October 28, 2015
Preceded byNoah Ng
Succeeded byNeethan Shan
Personal details
Born (1980-09-18) September 18, 1980 (age 42)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Residence(s)Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan,[1] Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
EducationSir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute
Alma materUniversity of Toronto[2]

Shaun Chen MP (simplified Chinese: 陈圣源; traditional Chinese: 陳聖源,; born September 18, 1980) is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Scarborough North in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 Canadian federal election.[3] Chen was a trustee representing ward 21 in the Toronto District School Board as well as Board Chair[4] but resigned on August 5, 2015, to run as the federal Liberal candidate for the newly established Scarborough North riding.[5]

Chen was re-elected in the 2019 and 2021 Canadian federal elections with increasing shares of the vote.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Chen was born in Toronto to Hakka Chinese parents from India.[7] He was raised in Scarborough, Ontario. He is an alumnus of Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto. Chen was awarded both the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 1999 and 2013 respectively.[2]

Electoral record[edit]

2021 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Shaun Chen 21,178 66.6 +13.0
Conservative Fazal Shah 5,999 18.9 -11.4
New Democratic Christina Love 3,514 11.0 -1.9
People's David Moore 763 2.4 +1.5
Centrist Sheraz Khan 361 1.1 N/A
Total valid votes 31,815 99.0
Total rejected ballots 337 1.0
Turnout 32,152 50.6
Eligible voters 63,589
Liberal hold Swing +12.2
Source: Elections Canada[8]
2019 Canadian federal election: Scarborough North
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Shaun Chen 20,911 53.6 +5.36 $97,385.61
Conservative David Kong 11,838 30.3 +2.90 $29,125.27
New Democratic Yan Chen 5,039 12.9 -9.17 $32,079.36
Green Avery Velez 796 2.0 +0.52 $0.00
People's Jude Guerrier 370 0.9 - $0.00
United  Janet Robinson 83 0.2 - none listed
Total valid votes/expense limit 39,037 100.0
Total rejected ballots 385
Turnout 39,422 59.7
Eligible voters 66,018
Liberal hold Swing +2.46
Source: Elections Canada[9][10]
2015 Canadian federal election: Scarborough North
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Shaun Chen 18,904 48.24 +19.37 $72,471.61
Conservative Ravinder Malhi 10,737 27.40 -5.98 $101,170.06
New Democratic Rathika Sitsabaiesan 8,648 22.07 -13.3 $135,280.61
Green Eleni MacDonald 579 1.48 -0.14 $668.91
Independent Raphael Rosch 164 0.42 $210.83
Independent Aasia Khatoon 156 0.40 $1,724.47
Total valid votes/expense limit 39,188 100.0     $199,432.15
Total rejected ballots 216
Turnout 39,404 60.87
Eligible voters 64,827
Liberal notional gain from New Democratic Swing +16.34
Source: Elections Canada[11][12]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search For Contributions". Elections Canada. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  2. ^ a b Rushowy, Kristin. "New TDSB chair Shaun Chen ready for challenge". Toronto Star. Torstar. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  3. ^ Contenta, Sandro. "Shaun Chen wins Scarborough North". Toronto Star. Torstar. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Trustee Shaun Chen - Ward 21". www.tdsb.on.ca. Retrieved 2015-11-04.
  5. ^ "TDSB chair Shaun Chen stepping down". CityNews. Rogers Communications. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  6. ^ Warren, May (October 21, 2019). "Liberal Shaun Chen holds onto seat in Scarborough North". The Star. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  7. ^ Canada's Indian-Chinese community basks in Chen's electoral success
  8. ^ "List of confirmed candidates – September 20, 2021 Federal Election". Elections Canada. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  9. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  11. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Scarborough North, 30 September 2015
  12. ^ Elections Canada – Final Candidates Election Expenses Limits

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