A Hong Kong migrant has been elected chairman of Canada's official opposition party, the first ethnic Chinese to reach such a high position. Dr Tsang Gee, a retired professor of engineering science, became chairman and chief operating officer of the Reform Party at its general assembly. He defeated three candidates to succeed Harry Meyers as chairman of Canada's second largest political party, with 60 seats in the 301-member parliament. It is understood the 60-year-old won the top post because of his success in the past general election in June last year where, under his leadership, the party won six out of eight seats in Saskatchewan. Dr Tsang left Hong Kong for Canada about 30 years ago. He earned a PhD at the University of Waterloo and taught at Gurlph University. He later worked for the National Hydrology Research Institute in Saskatchewan. He joined the Reform Party in 1990 and was elected as its executive councillor in 1996. Dr Tsang said Chinese migrants should be more involved in political and public affairs in Canada. There are three Chinese MPs in Ottawa, with the Liberal Party's Raymond Chan, the Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific, the most senior Chinese official in the federal Government.