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October 25 1987 File Photo - Montreal (Qc) Canada - EXCLUSIVE PHOTO  Kenneth Cheung in Montreal's Chinatown.<br />
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Cheung was  one of the city’s first high-profile Asians to become involved in community affairs, and fought to keep  Chinatown a viable neighbourhood. He ran for city council as an independent in 1982, the first Canadian of Chinese origin to do so, and in 1986 he ran for mayor, not because he expected he’d win, but to draw attention to the lack of visible minorities in public office.<br />
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He served as an executive member of the Montreal Chinese Business and Professional People’s Association and the Quebec representative on the Chinese Canadian National Council.<br />
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He died in the Royal Victoria Hospital on Sept. 1 following a stroke. He was 71.
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Kenneth Cheung
October 25 1987 File Photo - Montreal (Qc) Canada - EXCLUSIVE PHOTO Kenneth Cheung in Montreal's Chinatown.

Cheung was one of the city’s first high-profile Asians to become involved in community affairs, and fought to keep Chinatown a viable neighbourhood. He ran for city council as an independent in 1982, the first Canadian of Chinese origin to do so, and in 1986 he ran for mayor, not because he expected he’d win, but to draw attention to the lack of visible minorities in public office.

He served as an executive member of the Montreal Chinese Business and Professional People’s Association and the Quebec representative on the Chinese Canadian National Council.

He died in the Royal Victoria Hospital on Sept. 1 following a stroke. He was 71.

Filename: File_871025_CHEUNG_Kenneth_055_LS5000.JPG
Size: 2336x3482 / 1.8MB
Source: Film
Date: 25 Oct 1987
Location: Montreal Qc Canada
Credit: Agence Quebec Presse
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