Liberals, Conservatives pick candidates for Scarborough-Agincourt byelection

News Nov 14, 2017 Scarborough Mirror

The byelection to fill the federal seat in Scarborough-Agincourt, long held by the Liberals, will be on Monday, Dec. 11.

Elections Canada says nominations for candidates close on Monday, Nov. 20, and a list of confirmed candidates will be posted on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

A byelection was expected after Liberal MP Arnold Chan died in September of a rare cancer. Liberals on Sunday, Nov. 12, nominated Jean Yip, an insurance professional and Chan’s widow, as their candidate in Scarborough-Agincourt.

On the same day, the Conservatives announced Dasong Zou, an IT professional working for a Canadian bank, as their candidate.

Both are seeking office for the first time.

At press time, there still wasn’t a date set to nominate a New Democrat for the race.

Advance polls in the riding, which stretches from Victoria Park to Midland avenues, and from Steeles Avenue to Highway 401, will be held on December 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Scarborough-Agincourt is a Liberal stronghold never won by another party since it was created in 1988. More than two-thirds of residents are immigrants, and one-quarter in 2011 were from Mainland China.

On Oct. 19, 2015, Arnold Chan was re-elected with 21,587 votes, about 52 per cent of the total.

ED. NOTE: a change was made Nov. 15 to correct the month of Arnold Chan's death.

Liberals, Conservatives pick candidates for Scarborough-Agincourt byelection

Byelection to replace late MP Arnold Chan set for Dec. 11

News Nov 14, 2017 Scarborough Mirror

The byelection to fill the federal seat in Scarborough-Agincourt, long held by the Liberals, will be on Monday, Dec. 11.

Elections Canada says nominations for candidates close on Monday, Nov. 20, and a list of confirmed candidates will be posted on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

A byelection was expected after Liberal MP Arnold Chan died in September of a rare cancer. Liberals on Sunday, Nov. 12, nominated Jean Yip, an insurance professional and Chan’s widow, as their candidate in Scarborough-Agincourt.

On the same day, the Conservatives announced Dasong Zou, an IT professional working for a Canadian bank, as their candidate.

Both are seeking office for the first time.

At press time, there still wasn’t a date set to nominate a New Democrat for the race.

Advance polls in the riding, which stretches from Victoria Park to Midland avenues, and from Steeles Avenue to Highway 401, will be held on December 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Scarborough-Agincourt is a Liberal stronghold never won by another party since it was created in 1988. More than two-thirds of residents are immigrants, and one-quarter in 2011 were from Mainland China.

On Oct. 19, 2015, Arnold Chan was re-elected with 21,587 votes, about 52 per cent of the total.

ED. NOTE: a change was made Nov. 15 to correct the month of Arnold Chan's death.

Liberals, Conservatives pick candidates for Scarborough-Agincourt byelection

Byelection to replace late MP Arnold Chan set for Dec. 11

News Nov 14, 2017 Scarborough Mirror

The byelection to fill the federal seat in Scarborough-Agincourt, long held by the Liberals, will be on Monday, Dec. 11.

Elections Canada says nominations for candidates close on Monday, Nov. 20, and a list of confirmed candidates will be posted on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

A byelection was expected after Liberal MP Arnold Chan died in September of a rare cancer. Liberals on Sunday, Nov. 12, nominated Jean Yip, an insurance professional and Chan’s widow, as their candidate in Scarborough-Agincourt.

On the same day, the Conservatives announced Dasong Zou, an IT professional working for a Canadian bank, as their candidate.

Both are seeking office for the first time.

At press time, there still wasn’t a date set to nominate a New Democrat for the race.

Advance polls in the riding, which stretches from Victoria Park to Midland avenues, and from Steeles Avenue to Highway 401, will be held on December 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Scarborough-Agincourt is a Liberal stronghold never won by another party since it was created in 1988. More than two-thirds of residents are immigrants, and one-quarter in 2011 were from Mainland China.

On Oct. 19, 2015, Arnold Chan was re-elected with 21,587 votes, about 52 per cent of the total.

ED. NOTE: a change was made Nov. 15 to correct the month of Arnold Chan's death.