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Jean Yip MP (born 1967 or 1968)[1] is a Canadian politician from Ontario, who was elected to the House of Commons in a by-election on December 11, 2017.[3][4] She represents the electoral district of Scarborough—Agincourt as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada caucus.

Jean Yip

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Scarborough—Agincourt
Assumed office
December 11, 2017
Preceded byArnold Chan
Personal details
Born1967/1968 (age 51–52)[1]
Scarborough, Ontario[2]
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Arnold Chan (d. 2017)
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Occupationinsurance underwriter, constituency assistant
Jean Yip
Traditional Chinese葉嘉麗
Simplified Chinese叶嘉丽

Yip is the widow of her predecessor Arnold Chan, and first became prominent in the riding when she took time to assist her husband with constituency political duties during his cancer treatment.[1]

Electoral recordEdit

Canadian federal by-election, December 11, 2017: Scarborough—Agincourt
Death of Arnold Chan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Jean Yip 9,091 49.44 -2.50
Conservative Dasong Zou 7,448 40.51 +2.48
New Democratic Brian Chang 931 5.06 -2.79
Christian Heritage Jude Coutinho 371 2.02 +1.21
Green Michael DiPasquale 253 1.38 +0.00
Independent Tom Zhu 148 0.80
Independent John "The Engineer" Turmel 145 0.79
Total valid votes/Expense limit 18,387 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 18,387 26.74 -32.68
Eligible voters 68,775
Liberal hold Swing -2.49


  1. ^ a b c "Jean Yip to vie for late husband Arnold Chan's seat". Toronto Star, October 28, 2017.
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  3. ^ "CBC projects Jean Yip, widow of late Arnold Chan, winner of Scarborough-Agincourt byelection". CBC News, December 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Liberal Jean Yip declares victory in Scarborough-Agincourt byelection". Toronto Star. December 11, 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2017.