Monday, June 19, 2017
The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade On Securing Ontario’s Long Term Economic Growth and Stability Through Free Trade and Diversification
Michael Chan was first elected to the Ontario legislature as the MPP for Markham in a byelection in 2007. He was then elected as the MPP for Markham—Unionville in 2007, and re-elected in 2011 and 2014.
He is currently serving as Minister of International Trade, and prior to that was Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade.
During his tenure at Queen’s Park, Chan has also served as Minister of Revenue and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. In the latter role, he focused on enhancing Ontario’s ability to attract jobs and skilled employees and worked to expand the province’s bridge training programs that assist newcomers with economic integration.
Prior to embarking on his political career, Chan — who emigrated from Hong Kong more than 40 years ago and has lived in Markham since 1995 — owned and operated an insurance brokerage firm.
Chan and his wife, Elaine, live in Markham with their two sons, Alex and Brian.
The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade
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