Arnold is the first Candidate to have been approved by the Liberal
Party's Green Light Committee in Scarborough-Agincourt
TORONTO, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Lawyer, senior corporate manager, and
long time Liberal Party activist, Arnold Chan has been officially green
lit by the Liberal Party of Canada for the nomination race in
Arnold is the first candidate to be approved to seek the Liberal
nomination in Scarborough-Agincourt, where a by-election will be
required following the resignation of Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis.
"Across Scarborough-Agincourt are families that are living Justin
Trudeau's vision of a Canada built on hope and hard work. They're tired
of the Harper government's divisive policies and are eager to join a
Trudeau-Chan team in Scarborough-Agincourt that shares their values."
"I am ready for the nomination - but I'm also ready for the by-election.
I am ready to provide a bold Liberal vision for Scarborough-Agincourt
and send a strong message to Stephen Harper and the Conservative
- Arnold Chan
Arnold Chan has deep roots in Scarborough-Agincourt, attending both
Henry Kelsey and Sir Ernest MacMillan Senior Public Schools, and later
Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute. Arnold pursued postsecondary
studies at the University of Toronto, where he earned an undergraduate
and a Master's degree in Political Science, and the University of
British Columbia, where he earned a law degree. Later, Arnold obtained
his Masters in Urban Planning, also from the University of Toronto, on
a part-time basis while raising his family and pursuing his career.
Arnold's career has included roles in both the public and private
sectors as a lawyer, political aide and senior corporate manager. He is
currently Vice-President, Aboriginal/Corporate Affairs, and General
Counsel at a leading Canadian-owned waterpower development company with
projects throughout Northern Ontario. Arnold has over thirty years of
political experience and has had the pleasure of serving in a number of
political roles, from campaign volunteer to senior roles such as
Executive Assistant to the Premier of Ontario or as Chief of Staff to
the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.
As a father of three, Arnold is passionate about youth causes, having
served as co-chair of his children's school council, while also leading
a local chapter of a national youth organization.
SOURCE: Arnold Chan Campaign
For further information: