Long time Liberal Jean Yip announced that she was seeking the federal Liberal nomination to replace her husband, the late beloved MP Arnold Chan as the Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Agincourt.
“As Arnold lived with cancer, I became more involved as a partner in serving the community. Together, we attended countless events and met with hundreds of families,” said Jean Yip. “The community supported us a great deal over that time and it would be my privilege to carry on the good work in the riding and in Ottawa on their behalf.”
Yip has volunteered with youth and supported seniors’ issues. As the mother of three teenage sons and the daughter of immigrants, she understands the unique challenges facing the sandwich generation of middle class families. Her roles have helped shape her desire to advocate for access to next generation digital tools like coding and big data analysis to prepare youth for a competitive workforce and to tirelessly pursue the best care and quality of life for seniors.
“Jean would be an outstanding MP for Scarborough- Agincourt. Having grown up and attended schools in Agincourt, Jean knows first hand the issues in the riding. She is a compassionate and talented individual who will effectively serve the needs of our community.” Gerry Phillips, former MPP for Scarborough-Agincourt.
Her experience within the riding over the past two years has fueled her interest in becoming their representative. She will be a determined voice for Scarborough-Agincourt families on Parliament Hill. Yip also plans on championing the build of the Bridletowne Community Hub which began under her husband’s leadership to provide social and medical services to Scarborough families. She plans to advocate for issues related to mental health and will work with the government on issues like transit and housing.