Arnold Chan, 50, died this morning after battling a rare cancer for the last two years in the head and neck area called nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Chan was first diagnosed in 2014 with the rare cancer.
“We’ve just been notified that Arnold Chan our member of Parliament from Scarborough has died… he was a member that we all very much respected and appreciated and it is with great sadness that I have to give you that announcement,” Chair of the House Transport Committee Liberal MP Judy Sgro said Thursday morning at committee.
Chan was the deputy government House leader represented the riding of Scarborough-Agincourt, Ont.
“We should use our heads, but follow our hearts. It is as simple as that,” Chan said to his fellow MPs on June 12 in Parliament.
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.