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"It is my absolute honour to represent the people from Markham Ward 2. I take this job very seriously, and I promise to be a hardworking councillor, a responsible councillor in the years to come for the City of Markham."

Councillor Ritch Lau, Inaugural Speech, Nov 15, 2022 Tweet

Meet
Ritch

Born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada in 2000 when he was 14, Ritch currently lives in Markham Ward 2 with his wife Loretta and his daughter Leia. After completing high school in St. Andrew’s College and York Mills Collegiate Institute, he graduated from the University of Toronto Scarborough with an Honours Specialist Degree in Mental Health Studies. He also holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Ritch speaks English, Mandarin and his mother tongue Cantonese.

Before running for council, Ritch worked as a radio host, then transitioned to become a news reporter and TV news anchor for Fairchild TV. He hosted their daily evening news program which has a nation-wide audience for more than 100,000 subscribers across Canada. Ritch is a household name known by Chinese families in the GTA area and also Vancouver and Richmond in BC. After more than 15 years of working in the media and journalism industry, he decided to put his name on the ballot and won in the 2022 Municipal Election as a city councillor for Markham.

Ritch strongly believes our Council should be non-partisan, independent, and driven by public interests. City Councillors must be free of undue political influence, opportunistic private gains and vested interests in city projects.

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加拿大安大略省萬錦市第二區市議員。劉肇麟於2022年10月24日安省市府選舉中當選,從新聞界轉投政界服務社區。劉之前是多倫多資深新聞及媒體工作者,曾於新時代電視任職粵語新聞主播,體育主播及記者。亦曾為加拿大中文電台節目主持。安省政治經濟民生社區促進會前任會長。

生於香港,劉肇麟在14歲時候隨家人移民加拿大。現與太太與女兒居住於萬錦市第二區。曾就讀聖安德魯書院、York Mills C.I. 高中。畢業於多倫多大學士嘉堡校舍,心理健康科學專科榮譽學士畢業。也擁有百年理工學院幼兒教育文憑。母語為廣東話、也操流利普通話及英語。

Ritch 劉肇麟堅決認為我們的市議會必須政黨中立,永遠視居民的訴求為首要事項。市議員必須獨立思考,不受任何聯邦及省政黨的影響或操控,不能在議會中做政黨的傀儡。我決心保護普通家庭和小商戶的利益,不能讓大財團左右議會內的決策權。議員們必須維持高水平的紀律及操守,為不同階層居民及商戶發聲。市議員不能兼顧其他工作或生意,必須全職及全心全意為民衆服務。我們必須為區內所有家庭作出合乎常理的選擇,並爭取每個機會爭取市民權益。最重要的是,我們必須對城市發展有長遠目光,確保居民的生活質素不單是維持現狀而是改善得更好,齊心協力建設萬錦市的璀璨未來。