SCARBOROUGH—Today, Toronto City Councillor Chin Lee announced he will be joining Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Scarborough North in the June 2018 provincial election.
“I am excited to be joining Premier Wynne’s team and am ready to continue to serve my constituents at Queen’s Park,” said Lee, who was first elected to Toronto City Council in 2006. “The Ontario Liberal government has been and will continue to be a fantastic partner for Scarborough, on files as varied as transit, healthcare, post-secondary education, families and most recently the creation of the Rouge Park.”
“This government has invested in Scarborough, with the Malvern Family Resource Centre, TaiBu, Hong Fook Mental Health and many other NGOs. Recently this government announced consolidation of Scarborough hospitals and funding for a Health Innovation Hub on Bridletowne Circle. These investments for our future need to continue, and I’m ready to do my part to ensure that record continues with a re-elected Ontario Liberal government,” Lee added.
Premier Kathleen Wynne welcomed Councillor Lee to the Ontario Liberal team, saying, “Scarborough has a proud history of strong local leaders representing their community as part of our government, and I am very glad someone of Chin’s experience has chosen to join our team.”
Councillor Lee is the sixth municipal politician to join the 2018 Ontario Liberal team of candidates, following Toronto Councillor Shelley Carroll, Hamilton Councillor Judi Partridge, Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall, Markham Councillor Amanda Yeung Collucci and Vaughan Councillor Marilyn Iafrate.
Chin Lee currently serves on the Toronto Police Services Board and is vice-chair of Scarborough Community Council. He has served on several other boards and committees at City Hall. Before entering politics, he was a consultant and manager in information technology with over thirty years of business experience. Lee is an advocate for building strong communities. He served as the President of the Goldhawk Community Association and co-founded the Scarborough Homeowner Alliance for Fair Taxation, helping to reduce property taxes for over 90% of North Scarborough homeowners. Lee and his family live in the Agincourt Community. He is a graduate of York University and Ryerson University.
The Scarborough North Provincial Liberal Association will hold a meeting on November 6 to officially nominate Chin Lee as their candidate.
Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan to deliver opportunity and fairness for everyone. While Ontario has a balanced budget and growing economy, not everyone is feeling that growth yet. That’s why we are working to deliver a fairer, better Ontario through free tuition for 210,000 students, free prescription drug coverage for children and youth, 100,000 affordable child-care spaces, and a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
"Chin Lee would be a tremendous MPP for Scarborough North. He has been a strong voice on Toronto City Council for many years and a very accomplished community leader. We are privileged to have him as part of our Scarborough Liberal team” — Hon. Brad Duguid, MPP for Scarborough Centre.
“Chin Lee has a proven track record of service to our community. An experienced, responsive and principled representative, Chin will fight for us at Queen’s Park. He has my full confidence and support” — Shaun Chen, MP for Scarborough North.
“Besides Chin’s personal integrity and honesty, being very active at City Council, speaking for his constituents, resolving their issues and getting positive results with untiring efforts and dedication, Chin shows unparalleled and exemplary leadership” — Dr Santosh Gupta, Scarborough North resident, former chair of Professional Engineers of Ontario
"Councillor Chin Lee is effective and responsive. He helped stopped the removal of the TTC bus stops in front of our condo towers on Sheppard East," — Zhi Xiong Mo, Scarborough North resident.
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