Health in Motion Episode 6
We are excited to announce this episode of the OATA podcast- HEALTH IN MOTION chat with Ontario's Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage, Lisa MacLeod joined by her two Parliamentary Assistants Vincent Ke and Billy Pang on what Ontario is doing to promote Asian Heritage Month and to combat the rising Anti-Asian racism.
About Vincent Ke, Billy Pang and Lisa MacLeod
About Vincent Ke: Vincent Ke is a Chinese Canadian politician who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election. He represents the riding of Don Valley North as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Vincent was born in Quanzhou, Fujian, China, and immigrated to Canada in 1998.
He is also the current Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. In 2019, the National Post reported that Ke maintains close ties with the consulate of the People's Republic of China and groups linked to the Chinese Communist Party's United Front Work Department.
About Lisa MacLeod: Lisa Anne MacLeod MPP is a Canadian politician serving as a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Elected in a by-election in 2006, she represents the riding of Nepean and currently serves as the Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. From 2018 to 2019, she served as Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services in Doug Ford's cabinet.
For her work Lisa has been awarded the Friendship Medal by the Royal Canadian Legion, a commendation by the St. John’s Ambulance and is the 2018 EVE Award Recipient from Equal Voice- for her work with Daughters of the Vote and liveable legislatures. Lisa was also named Top 50 and Top 25 in the Capital and in 2017 was named Faces Magazine’s Favourite Ottawa MPP.
About Billy Pang: Billy Pang is a first-generation Canadian, originally from Hong Kong. After arriving in Canada in 2000, Billy has worked, lived and studied in the Markham region.Prior to becoming the Member of Provincial Parliament in 2018 for Markham—Unionville, Mr. Pang was a York Region District School Board Trustee; where he was elected in 2014 to represent parents and students in the Markham area in Wards 2, 3 and 6.
Since 2019 he has been also appointed as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (Tourism). His community involvement spans even further than his political experience as he has served the Markham community as a volunteer for various humanitarian organizations and schools in the city.