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Liberal MP fighting cancer delivers emotional speech calling for greater civility

By Marco Vigliotti      

Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin is to resign in December, and a Liberal MP returns to his old military stomping ground.

Liberal MP Arnold Chan, pictured with his wife Jean Yip, urged his colleagues to listen to each other in an often-emotional 20-minute speech to the House on Monday. Mr. Chan is currently fighting cancer that resurfaced last year but said he has no intention of stepping down. The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
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In an emotional speech on Monday, Liberal MP Arnold Chan urged his colleagues to go beyond talking points and make meaningful contributions for Canadians, saying he didn't know how many more opportunities he would have to deliver lengthy speeches in the House as he battles his resurfaced cancer. With his family in attendance, Mr. Chan (Scarborough-Agincourt, Ont.) told the House in a wide-ranging 20-minute speech that members must listen and engage with those who hold different opinions, instead of

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