Born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada in 2000 when he was 14, Ritch currently lives in Markham 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 industry and journalism, he decided to put his name on the ballot and was elected as the Ward 2 Councillor in the 2022 Municipal Election for the City of 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.
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。