|Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Culture and Sport)|
|Assumed office |
June 26, 2019
|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament|
for Don Valley North
|Assumed office |
June 7, 2018
|Preceded by||Riding established|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Residence||North York (Toronto), Ontario|
Vincent Ke is a Chinese Canadian politician who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election. He represents the riding of Don Valley North as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Ke was born in Quanzhou, Fujian, China, and immigrated to Canada in 1998.
He is also the current Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. In 2019, the National Post reported that Ke maintains close ties with the consulate of the People's Republic of China and groups linked to the Chinese Communist Party's United Front Work Department.
Ke has been investigated by the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) for falsely claiming to be an engineer. The PEO has said it shows no record of him ever being licensed as a professional engineer in the province despite Ke's remarks in legislature that he worked as an electronic engineer.
In early 2021, Ke engaged in a public discussion about a Canadian-Chinese medical doctor's sign referencing the "Wuhan pneumonia". Critic Cheuk Kwan, spokesman for the Toronto Association for Democracy in China says Ke seems “over-eager to defend China, rather than being too worried about anti-Asian hate..This is the playbook of Chinese consulates in Canada..They are using this anti-Asian hate to rally the troops, (win) the hearts and minds of Chinese Canadians.” Also, it was found that Ke recently helped found a new group with ties to groups friendly with the Chinese government.
|2018 Ontario general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Vincent Ke||17,913||44.44|
|New Democratic||Akil Sadikali||8,431||20.91|
|None of the Above||Alexander Verstraten||200||0.50|
|Total valid votes||40,312||100.0|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
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