Liberals building strong team reflecting Canada’s diversity

The Liberal Party of Canada reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring diversity in its election team at a community media reception this past Thursday with Liberal candidates in Peel, Ontario.

OTTAWA – The Liberal Party of Canada reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring diversity in its election team at a community media reception this past Thursday with Liberal candidates in Peel, Ontario.

“Canadians are fortunate to live in one of the most diverse countries in the world; a country that is strong not in spite of its diversity, but precisely because of it,” said Liberal Party of Canada Leader, Justin Trudeau. “Liberals understand that we cannot do a good job of representing communities in Ottawa if we do not ourselves reflect the diversity we find at home. That is top of mind as we build our strong team in advance of this year’s election.”

Thanks to the Liberal Party of Canada’s open nomination process, it now has over 300,000 members. More than 180 impressive and diverse candidates have already been nominated – over a third of whom are women – and represent a rich variety of backgrounds, including: former and current municipal councillors and mayors, veterans, law enforcement, health care and business leaders, teachers, entrepreneurs, and Aboriginal leaders.

“Under this Conservative government, all Canadians have received is the voice of the Prime Minister in their communities,” said Mr. Trudeau. “Liberals are committed to returning a voice to all constituents, and we are very proud of both the talent and the diversity on our team.”