MP with cancer appeals for more civility in Parliament

In this file photo, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and MP Dominic LeBlanc, right, escort Liberal MP Arnold Chan in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sept. 15, 2014. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press, June 12, 2017 

OTTAWA — MPs in the Commons paused Monday to listen to an emotional speech by Ontario MP Arnold Chan, who spoke of his struggle with cancer while he appealed to his fellow parliamentarians for more civility.

As his parents, brother and wife looked down from the gallery, the Liberal from the Toronto-area riding of Scarborough-Agincourt delivered his moving remarks during what was supposed to be a debate on the economy.

Later, outside the House of Commons, Chan said he simply took the opportunity to say a few things he had to say.

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