| The Honourable |
|Opposition Critic for Seniors|
August 30, 2017
|Preceded by||Mark Warawa|
|Minister of State for Seniors|
May 18, 2011 –November 4, 2015
|Prime Minister||Stephen Harper|
|Preceded by||Julian Fantino|
|Succeeded by||Jean-Yves Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development)|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament |
for Richmond Centre
October 14, 2008
|Preceded by||Raymond Chan|
|Born||June 30, 1948|
|Residence||Richmond, British Columbia|
Alice Siu-Ping Chan Wong PC MP (traditional Chinese :黃陳小萍; simplified Chinese :黄陈小萍; Jyutping :Wong4 Can4 Siu2 Ping4, born June 30, 1948) is a Canadian politician of the Conservative Party serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the electoral district of Richmond Centre since 2015. She previously served as the MP for Richmond from 2008 to 2015. In 2011 she was appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to be Minister of State for Seniors, becoming the first Chinese-Canadian woman to serve in the Cabinet of Canada, and serving in that position until 2015.
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Wong immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong in 1980. She is a businesswoman and educator. She holds a Ph.D. in Instruction and Curriculum from the University of British Columbia and worked as the manager of international programs at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She also has taught ESL and entrepreneurship classes at Vancouver Community College where she founded the Centre for Small Business at VCC, which offered the first bilingual small business management classes for immigrants. Wong has also operated a consulting firm specializing in research and education.
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She has served on the boards of various community organizations including the Rotary Club of Richmond, Rosewood Manor in Richmond, Benevolent Relief Seniors Care Society, Ethno Business Council, Chiu Chow Benevolent Association, and the Women’s Enterprise Society of BC. She is a guest host on local Chinese and multicultural radio and television. Wong founded the Richmond Greenspace Society to promote green space in urban settings, improving passport office efficiency, raising funds to improve the safety of senior pedestrians, and raising funds for the Sichuan earthquake relief. She has been married to her husband Enoch since 1982.
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Wong was first elected in 2008 in the riding of Richmond with 50% of the votes cast, compared to the incumbent Raymond Chan, who received 31%.In 2011, she was re-elected with 58% of the vote compared to 18% for her nearest rival. In 2015 she was re-elected in the riding of Richmond Centre with 44.2% of the vote compared to her nearest rival's 41.4%.
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|28th Ministry – Cabinet of Stephen Harper|
|Cabinet post (1)|
|Julian Fantino|| Minister of State for Seniors |