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Ben Chin, or Byun Kyu Chin (born Geneva, Switzerland in 1964) is a Canadian politician, political aide and former television journalist. He was the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for the Ontario Legislature in the Toronto—Danforth by-election held on March 30, 2006. Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German: Genf //, Italian: Ginevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland, situated where Lake Geneva (French Lac Léman) flows into the Rhône River. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Toronto—Danforth in relation to the other Toronto ridings Toronto—Danforth (formerly Broadview—Greenwood) is a federal and provincial electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1979, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Chin's father was a South Korean diplomat and spent a decade moving around the world. From 1970 to 1974 the Chins were in Ottawa. After his father's Canadian posting ended, Chin decided to stay in Toronto, living with his older siblings - both students at the University of Toronto. He has also claimed, however, that he moved to Canada at age 13, leaving his parents behind in Korea, because they were facing political persecution[1]. After completing high school at East York Collegiate Institute (with an early a brief stint living in the Washington, DC area with his parents), Chin went to the University of Toronto, but left without graduating in 1986 intending to become a novelist. After stops and starts as a bartender, cab driver and other odd jobs, Chin met his future wife Barb Ustina in 1987 and, with her guidance, turned to journalism. After submitting a demo tape to various TV news outlets, Chin was hired by Citytv Toronto as a junior reporter. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Established: {{{Established}}} Area: 2,778. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Established: March 6, 1834 Area: East to West: 43 km North to South: 21 km629. ... The University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada. ... East York Collegiate Institute is a school of 1700 pupils in central-east Toronto at the corner of Coxwell and Cosburn Avenues. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... The University of Toronto (U of T), in Toronto, Ontario, is the largest university in Canada. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In accordance with Wikipedia convention for articles on television stations, this article is titled with the stations official government-assigned call sign. ...


Chin was a reporter and newsreader at City from 1989 to 1997. He was best known for covering the Paul Bernardo murder trial. He then left City and headed east to Halifax as Atlantic Bureau Chief for CTV News. In 1998 he returned to Toronto and joined CBC Newsworld, where he anchored The National on weekends. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Karla Homolka & Paul Bernardo on their wedding day Paul Kenneth Bernardo (he later assumed the name Paul Teale) (born August 27, 1964 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a Canadian serial killer, known for the murders he committed with his wife Karla Homolka. ... Please read first: This article is about the Nova Scotia community. ... CTV is a TLA that may stand for: CTV Television Network - a Canadian English language television network Channel Television - the main television broadcaster in the Channel Islands Chukyo TV. Broadcasting - a Japanese TV station in Nagoya This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... CBC Newsworld is a Canadian 24-hour cable news television channel operated by the CBC. It broadcasts into over 10 million homes nation-wide, as well as into some northern states in the U.S. It is the worlds third-oldest television service of this nature, after CNN in... The National, now officially known as CBC News: The National, is the CBCs flagship national television newscast. ...


In September, 2003, he joined Toronto 1 as co-anchor with Sarika Sehgal of the station's nightly newscast. On June 2, 2005, following the acquisition of the station by Sun Media the station's news programming was cancelled and Chin lost his job. He was subsequently named senior correspondent for the Global Television Network's Global National. On July 21, before Chin had ever appeared on Global National, he left the network and joined the communications staff of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CKXT is a broadcast television station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which uses the on-air brand of Sun TV. The station began broadcasting on September 19, 2003, on channel 52. ... Sarika Sehgal (born September 1976) is a Canadian broadcast journalist. ... 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sun Media Corporation is the owner of several widely read Canadian tabloid newspapers. ... The Global Television Network (more commonly called Global) is a major English-language television network in Canada, owned by CanWest Global Communications. ... Global National is the national newscast of Global Television Network in Canada. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked... Dalton McGuinty The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ...


On February 16, 2006, Chin was appointed the Liberal Party nominee for the upcoming provincial by-election in Toronto—Danforth, held to fill the vacancy created when NDP incumbent Marilyn Churley resigned to run in the 2006 federal election. Chin was defeated by his NDP opponent, Peter Tabuns, the former executive director of Greenpeace Canada and a former Toronto City Councillor for part of the riding. February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Toronto—Danforth in relation to the other Toronto ridings Toronto—Danforth (formerly Broadview—Greenwood) is a federal and provincial electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1979, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Prominent Ontario NDP member Marilyn Churley Marilyn Churley (born May 7, 1948 in Old Perlican, Newfoundland) is a Canadian politician, who represents the riding of Toronto—Danforth in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ... The 2006 Canadian federal election (more formally, the 39th General Election) was held on January 23, 2006, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Peter Tabuns is a Canadian politician and activist who ran for the NDP in the riding of Beaches—East York. ... Greenpeace is an international environmental organization founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1971. ... The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


References

  • Campaign Website
  • Campaign ad that explains his history (PDF document)
  • Interview with Ben Chin by autonet.ca
  • Ben Chin for Toronto Danforth The Mirror, February 17, 2006 (ad that Chin's Liberal campaign ran prior to by-election being called).

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Ben Chin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (447 words)
Ben Chin aka Byun Kyu Chin (born Geneva, Switzerland in 1964) is a Canadian politician, political aide and former television journalist.
Chin was a reporter and newsreader at City from 1989 to 1997.
On February 16, 2006, Chin was acclaimed the Liberal Party's nominee for the upcoming provincial by-election in Toronto—Danforth.
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