Chungsen Leung, B.A., M.Sc., (Chinese: 梁中心) was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) representing Willowdale, Ontario, in 2011. Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Mr. Leung as the Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism on May 25, 2011.
During the 41st Parliament Chungsen Leung sat on the Standing Committees for Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM), Official Languages (LANG) and the Library of Parliament (BILI), as well as on the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure on the Standing Committee for Citizenship and Immigration (SCIM). Chungsen Leung was a member of the Legislative Committee on Bill C-11, an Act to amend the Copyright Act (CC11). He is an active participant in many international parliamentary associations related to Canada’s foreign affairs and accompanied the Prime Minister on several international trade missions.
Chungsen Leung was on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s team for the 2011 China Mission, the 2014 APEC Conference in China and the 2014 Free Trade Agreement Signing in South Korea (CKFTA). He also accompanied Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his State Visits to Israel and Jordan in 2013.
Chungsen Leung visited Guangzhou and Ulaanbaatar with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, during the Governor General’s State Visits to the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia. He was also a member of the Trade Missions with the Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast, to China, Israel, and South Korea.
Chungsen Leung was a member of the Canadian Delegation attending the Inauguration of Serzh Sargsyan, the President of the Republic of Armenia and Ma Ying-jeou, the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Chungsen Leung is an experienced and successful businessman and entrepreneur. Prior to entering politics, he worked in the areas of: disaster mitigation management, urban mass transit, building of environmentally friendly houses, air and water purification, red deer farming and sports equipment retailing.
Chungsen Leung’s international business experience includes being a leader, organizer or member of several federal and provincial trade missions such as the Toronto-Chongqing Sister City Twinning Mission, the first Team Richmond Hill Mission to the Asia-Pacific, the Advisory Board for Ontario Export Inc., as well as leading the bid team to host the 1997 World Chinese Entrepreneur Convention in Toronto.
Chungsen Leung is an active community participant and his fluency in: Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Japanese and English enables him to communicate effectively with Canada’s diverse population. Chungsen Leung enthusiastically encourages the people he meets to participate in not only the economic, but also the multicultural opportunities Canada has to offer. The diverse backgrounds and heritage each family brings to communities throughout Canada can enrich and stimulate the entire country from coast to coast to coast.
Chungsen Leung has many interests. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion North York Branch 66 Pipe Band. He was the Piper for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine’s 2011 visit to Canada, the Piper for the Speaker’s Robbie Burns Dinner for the past four years as well as the Piper at the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast.
Chungsen Leung is an avid cross country skier, a scuba instructor, an Eagle Scout and the Parliamentary Liaison to Scouts Canada.
Chungsen Leung received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Commerce from Carleton University in Ottawa and his Masters in Science (Engineering and Management) from the University of Southern California (USC). Chungsen Leung was born in Taiwan in 1950. He lived on Hounslow Ave in North York for more than two decades and currently resides in Richmond Hill, Ontario, with his wife, Deborah. They have an adult daughter.