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Shaun Chen (politician)

Shaun Chen
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Scarborough North
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Constituency established
Chair of the Toronto District School Board
In office
December 1, 2014 – August 4, 2015
Preceded by Chris Bolton
Succeeded by Robin Pilkey
Toronto Public School Trustee for (Ward 21) Scarborough—Rouge River
In office
December 1, 2006 – 2015
Succeeded by TBD
Personal details
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Residence Toronto, Canada
Education University of Toronto[1]

Shaun Chen (Chinese: 陈圣源) is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Scarborough North in the House of Commons of Canada in the Canadian federal election, 2015.[2] Chen is currently a trustee representing ward 21 in the Toronto District School Board since December 1, 2006. He previously was elected as chair of the board starting December 1, 2014, later resigning on August 5, 2015 to focus on being the federal Liberal candidate for the newly established Scarborough North riding.[3]

Personal life

Chen was raised in Scarborough, Ontario. He is an alumni of Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto. Chen was awarded both the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 1999 and 2013 respectively.[1]

Electoral Record

Canadian federal election, 2015: Scarborough North
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Shaun Chen 18,904 48.24 +19.37
Conservative Ravinder Malhi 10,737 27.40 -5.98
New Democratic Rathika Sitsabaiesan 8,648 22.07 -13.3
Green Eleni MacDonald 579 1.48 -0.14
Independent Raphael Rosch 164 0.42
Independent Aasia Khatoon 156 0.40
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,188 100.0     $198,897.93
Total rejected ballots 216
Turnout 39,404
Eligible voters 64,827
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Rushowy, Kristin. "New TDSB chair Shaun Chen ready for challenge".  
  2. ^ Contenta, Sandro. "Shaun Chen wins Scarborough North".  
  3. ^ "TDSB chair Shaun Chen stepping down".  
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Scarborough North, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
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