Ghada Alatrash is an effective leader in our community with years of experience in education, women’s leadership, and community service. She holds a PhD in Educational Research from the University of Calgary and is currently teaching at Mount Royal University.
Ghada is committed to growing the economy and protecting our environment at the same time. She understands the financial challenges of today’s families and the importance of creating new jobs in our communities. She is also devoted to issues of diversity and inclusion in our society.
Ghada has lived and understands the struggles of new immigrants to Canada and continues to foster bridges of understanding across our communities. She is dedicated to social justice and helping make the world a safe place for her three children and future generations.
Ghada has been recognized as the Paul Harris Fellow Award recipient by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. She is also the recipient of the provincial Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Scholarship for her research on the Syrian Diaspora in Canada. She is a Globe and Mail opinion columnist, is the author of Stripped to the Bone: Portraits of Syrian Women, and a TEDx speaker.
Calgary Signal Hill needs a passionate and dedicated representative.Ghada Alatrash is all of these things and more.
In 2015, John Aldag was elected to the House of Commons by the people of Cloverdale–Langley City.
Since his election, John has been committed to working with Justin Trudeau to grow our economy and strengthen our middle class, and to build a better future for families in our community.
John has called the Fraser Valley home since 2005. Married with three children, John has always worked to serve his community. He has served as President of Flip City Gymnastics, a former Chair of both the Fort Langley Business Improvement Association and Tourism Langley, a former board member of the Vancouver Coast & Mountains Regional Destination Marketing Organization, and a former Treasurer of the Fort Langley Childcare Society.
Born in rural Saskatchewan, John Aldag has lived in six provinces and two territories thanks to his 32-year career with Parks Canada. He has thoroughly enjoyed working to ensure the integrity of natural and cultural resources across Canada’s national parks, national historic sites, and marine conservation areas, and is an avid outdoorsman.
In Parliament, John served on the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying, the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, and was elected Chair of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
John completed numerous post-secondary qualifications as an adult, including an MBA from Royal Roads University, a Bachelor of Business Administration from BC’s Open University, and a Diploma in Public Sector Management from the University of Victoria. John is the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, which honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. His work with Tourism Langley was recognized by the 2011 Tourism Langley Lifetime Achievement Award, and he is also a three-time recipient of Parks Canada’s Chief Executive Officer’s Award of Excellence.
John Aldag will never stop working for the people of Cloverdale—Langley City, and fighting for local families, jobs, and businesses.
Omar Alghabra has served as the Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre since 2015, and he has worked each day to ensure the voices of the people in our community are at the heart of decisions made in Ottawa.
A longtime community activist, Omar is passionate about his involvement with local organizations like the Mississauga Summit and Youth Troopers for Global Awareness (YTGA). He was also a member of the community editorial board of the Toronto Star where he has authored columns on a wide range of provincial and federal issues. His work was also published in the Huffington Post. Omar has worked tirelessly to support initiatives that empower new Canadians through social and economic integration.
Omar serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, and was previously the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs). Omar is a mechanical engineer by trade and an MBA graduate. He has served in a variety of roles with General Electric Canada, Enbala Power, and the Ontario Energy Board. He has also served as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow within the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson University.
Having served as the Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Erindale from 2006 to 2008, Omar offered his constituents a strong voice on both local and national issues as the Liberal Critic for Natural Resources, as well as Citizenship and Immigration.
With your support, Omar will continue working closely with Justin Trudeau to grow our economy, strengthen our middle class, and offer real help for families in Mississauga Centre.
Jordan is a member of the Zagime Anishinabek, formally known as Sakimay First Nation and is currently attending the Paul J. Hill School of Business at the University of Regina. He is former member of the Youth Council for Western Region III, of the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan – through his paternal lineage (grandmother). He is loyal to the Métis roots of his Great Grandfather Arnold Gervais of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.
Born and raised in Regina, Jordan is a fraternal twin, his mother is of English & Irish ancestry and his father is a member of the Zagime Anishinabek. It is with this unique perspective and diversity that compels Jordan to pursue the responsibility of representing the constituents of Regina Qu’Appelle.
Jordan assists Limnos Environmental on Indigenous engagement regarding environmental issues, Traditional Knowledge, Indigenous Governance and language. Most recently, this has included projects specific to the Indigenous Based Climate Monitoring Program and Environment Canada’s Indigenous Guardians Initiative. He continues to contribute to the development and design of policies.
Jordan is an active volunteer in his community. He has worked on several campaigns at the Federal, Provincial and Indigenous levels of Government. Jordan will work tirelessly with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to continue to support the families of Regina-Qu’Appelle.
Will is the Team Trudeau 2019 candidate for the riding of Pontiac. Since his election in 2015, he stood up for the people of Pontiac by relentlessly supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, while pleading for increased environmental protections for waterways and forests, which are critical for the riding.
Will is a recognized expert in environmental law and natural resources. Over the course of his career, he has been advocating for environmental protection and sustainable resource development – holding governments and corporations accountable to Canadians. Will has also written numerous publications on various environmental law topics and worked in multiple legal areas throughout the private, public and non-profit sectors.
Prior to his election in 2015, Will was the regional director of a national environmental law charity, which offers legal advice free of charge to community groups and individuals regarding environmental matters. He also taught at the University of Ottawa and was a regular guest commentator in the national media, speaking on a range of issues.
Active in the community, Will has been serving on the board of directors of the Chelsea Foundation and Sierra Club Canada. He has also been a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters and for Santropol Roulant. Will holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science from McMaster University, a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and a double degree of civil law and common law from McGill University.
Anita Anand is a scholar, lawyer, researcher and mother of four. A devoted leader with a proven record of service in her community, Anita will draw on her deep passion and determination to make a real difference for families in Oakville.
As a Liberal candidate, Anita is committed to working with Justin Trudeau to further grow the middle class and support those working hard to join it, including by creating well-paying jobs for the people who live in Oakville.
Born and raised in rural Nova Scotia, Anita moved to Ontario in 1985. She and her husband John chose Oakville to raise their four children, and they have called our town home for 16 years.
In the community, Anita serves on the Board of Directors of the Lighthouse for Grieving Children and has previously served on the boards of the Oakville Hospital Foundation and Oakville Hydro.
Anita currently works as a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto. She holds the J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate Governance at the University of Toronto, is a Senior Fellow and member of the Governing Board of Massey College, and is the Director of Policy and Research at the Capital Markets Research Institute. She has taught law at Western University, Yale Law School and Queen’s University.
Anita has done extensive research on corporate governance and shareholder rights and appears regularly in the media to discuss these topics. In 2015, Anita was appointed by Ontario’s then Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa, to sit on the Ontario government’s Expert Committee to Consider Financial Planning Policy Alternatives.
Anita understands the challenges facing middle class families in Canada and what makes Oakville a vibrant and special place to live. If elected, she will be Oakville’s champion in Parliament.
Jagdish Anand is an accomplished Retina Surgeon and Ophthalmologist whose medical practice has served the people of Forest Lawn and Southern Alberta for the past 13 years.
From his experience in medicine and public life, Jagdish has lots to give back to the community. He has a very real understanding of the economic, health and social issues faced by local residents and the community’s future priorities. Jagdish’s international medical career, and training in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Canada has equipped him for a leadership role in promoting health and social reform. He has also worked as a doctor and surgeon in India, Australia, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh,UK, a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists , and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Because of his vast experience gained throughout his medical career and public life, Jagdish understands the importance of healthcare, pharmacare as well as addressing poverty, and socio-economic issues for the Forest Lawn community and for our Nation.
Pharmacare is a key initiative that has the potential to benefit the health of all Canadians. Innovative approaches to youth substance abuse offers communities promising results. As an immigrant himself, Jag is acutely aware of the importance of embracing diversity through intercommunity initiatives and promoting economic development in Forest Lawn.
Jagdish has a passion for getting it done and doing it well! It is time for Forest Lawn to have a progressive force and well informed voice in Parliament.
Gary Anandasangaree is an internationally recognized human rights lawyer and community activist who has advocated tirelessly for education and justice, and has served as the Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Rouge Park since 2015.
As your Liberal candidate, Gary is focused on growing our local economy, helping middle class families get ahead, and creating good new jobs in our community. Gary has demonstrated leadership at a number of organizations aimed at supporting our local community and communities nationwide. He has served as Chair of the Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre, President of the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce, counsel to the Canadian Tamil Congress, legal counsel to the Independent Mortgage Brokers and Agents, board member of the Youth Challenge Fund, member of the Toronto Police Chief’s Advisory Board, and a member of the United Way Newcomers Grant Program.
Gary attended Osgoode Hall Law School, was called to the bar in 2006, and then managed his own firm in Scarborough. Gary has been a passionate advocate for human rights issues, regularly representing Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada at the United Nations. He has also served as a strong advocate for local youth, intervening in cases of wrongful student expulsion and suspension.
In the House of Commons, Gary serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Heritage and Multiculturalism (Multiculturalism). He also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations and was a Member of numerous other committees.
In honour of his devotion to community service and local advocacy, Gary has received both the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals. Gary received the Osgoode Hall Law School “One to Watch” Gold Key Award and the South Asian Bar Association’s Young Practitioner Award.
With your support, Gary Anandasangaree will continue working closely with Justin Trudeau to grow our local economy, strengthen our middle class, and offer real help to all families in Scarborough—Rouge Park.
As a resident of Elgin County for 14 years, Pam Armstrong has strong roots in the area. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Pam is proud of her hardworking, labour background. Her husband is a career truck driver, her father is a retired steelworker, her son serves in the Canadian military and her daughter works in the trades.
For 30+years, Pam had a successful career in the financial services industry as a licensed (FSCO) Financial Services and Investment Funds provider, the last 12 years were in the Aylmer area. In 2016, Pam completed her Real Estate Commission of Ontario training with Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) courses to become a licensed realtor servicing the London/St. Thomas/Elgin County region. In her personal time, Pam sings in a bluegrass/country band at various venues across Ontario.
Pam has given back to her community by volunteering with the United Way, Scouts Canada, and Girl Guides of Canada. She joined Toastmasters a few years ago to work on her public speaking skills.
Working in the financial industry brought clarity to the programs that the Liberal team brought forward to help make the middle class stronger. This struck a chord with Pam and because of this she supports the programs and policies that the Trudeau Liberal government has designed to keep Canadians working, safe, healthy, financially secure and able to build a family.
While contributing to her community, her interest in politics developed and she made the decision to continue to serve her community while representing Elgin-Middlesex-London in Parliament.
As a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, friend and colleague, Pam understands the value of hard work and commitment. She will work hard to become a strong voice for Elgin-Middlesex-London in Parliament.
Del Arnold, is running to be your representative in Calgary-Shepard. As the son of a steel worker who shaped his values, he understands that hard work, determination and strong family values are essential.
Del earned a diploma in data processing from NSCC. He has also I have graduated from BCIT’s cardiology Technology program with Honors.
Alongside his wife, he moved to Calgary to work at the South Health Campus. He loved the area so much that he purchased a home in Auburn Bay,a subdivision in Calgary Shepard.
For the past 8yrs he has worked as the Cardiac DX Supervisor serving Calgarians as their health care provider, helping to keep Calgarians hearts healthy.
He will put the same dedication and commitment in serving the people of Calgary-Shepard alongside Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team.
René Arseneault has served as the Member of Parliament for Madawaska—Restigouche after getting elected in 2015, and since then has been working hard to build a strong middle class, and help families in our region and across New Brunswick.
A lifelong resident of the riding of Madawaska—Restigouche, René has a deep-understanding of local issues and the interests of his fellow residents. Fully bilingual, he wants to continue to be our strong, local voice that defends his community in the House of Commons.
A lawyer specializing in corporate law and civil litigation for more than 20 years, René established his own practice in 1996 with his spouse, Michèle Pelletier. He is also a singer-songwriter who in 1989 won the Prix du public [people’s choice award] at the Gala de la chanson de Caraquet.
René has been involved in his community for over 25 years. In addition to providing pro bono legal services, René sat on the board of directors for numerous non-profit organizations, and is quick to share his artistic talents at fundraisers for community organizations. He co-founded the Balmoral Economic Development Association, Fondation École Régionale BDES inc. and Coopérative Radio Restigouche ltée – which he currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors. René has also been involved in youth sports development, specifically as a soccer and volleyball coach and assistant coach, and as a volunteer at the Jeux de l’Acadie.
René holds a BSocSc – with a major in Economics and a minor in Political Science – and an LLB from Université de Moncton.
Chandra Arya has always worked to improve the lives of those around him. His passion to serve the community and strengthen the middle class motivated him to enter politics with three main objectives: affordable housing for all, providing retirement income security to 11 million working Canadians without workplace pensions, and ensure Canadian society and economy remain robust and competitive in the global knowledge-based economy thus securing prosperity for our children and grandchildren.
Along with Mayor Jim Watson, Chandra was the board of Invest Ottawa - the economic development agency of the City of Ottawa – promoting knowledge based economy in Ottawa. He also served as a board member of Unity Non-Profit Housing Corporation Ottawa and was the Vice President of Ottawa Community Immigrants Services Organization. Chandra was the Chair of Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber and founder-director of Federation of Canadian Brazilian Businesses.
Chandra holds a bachelor degree in Engineering and a master degree in Business Administration. Before entering politics he was an executive in high-technology sector. He lives in Nepean with his wife Sangeetha who works at the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Their only son Sid is a Chartered Professional Account, Chartered Account (CPA, CA). As the Member of Parliament, Chandra has served on the Standing Committee on Public Accounts – the most important oversight committee dealing with Auditor General’s reports on the government finances and performance of the all the government departments.
Chandra Arya is the Team Trudeau candidate for Nepean, and the best candidate to grow our economy and offer real help for middle class families in our community.
Ramez Ayoub has been involved in his community for over 20 years. Married to Julie and father of three, Ramez is a man of conviction who cares about the well-being of his fellow citizens. As an elected official or volunteer, we can always count on him to represent our interests.
Well known for his commitment to improve transport infrastructure, he has obtained $260 million for the completion of Highway 19 with designated lanes for public transit. This investment by the Government of Canada will allow the Government of Quebec to extend this highway from Laval to Bois-des-Filion, thereby improving the flow of traffic.
The day-to-day impact for everyone having to get to and from work, school or daycare is major.
With the environment being a main priority, the completion of the highway will be carried out with a focus on sustainable development, with lanes reserved for public transit. These additions are important because they will offer an efficient and economical alternative to driving solo.
Always there for his community, especially for families and seniors, Ramez favours programs that have a tangible impact on people’s lives, such as the Canada Child Benefit and the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors.
This financial aid enables thousands of people, every day, to better feed themselves, to find better housing and to live in safety. With such help, we are improving everyone’s chances of living in decent conditions.
As a Member of Parliament, Ramez has also enabled thousands of young adults to benefit from quality jobs by creating employment support programs in the riding of Thérèse-De Blainville.
In the same spirit, his efforts have helped many small and medium-sized businesses in the riding to obtain a skilled workforce. This is all the more important because, everywhere, in all spheres of employment, the strong performance of the Canadian economy has brought the unemployment rate to historic lows. This performance results in a scarcity of the workforce, hence the importance of promoting access to employment to enable local businesses to hire competent staff.
Striving to build a brighter future for present and future generations, protecting the environment is at the heart of all his decisions. From taking effective action on climate change, investing in clean technologies, and creating clean jobs and investment, all of Ramez’s actions aim to promote sustainable development for our children, our grandchildren and the generations to come.
All these practical measures are in addition to the daily actions taken by Ramez Ayoub to help the citizens of Thérèse-De Blainville solve personal issues and to improve the services offered to the community.
With Ramez, we’re taking a stand. For you.
Vance Badawey was elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Niagara Centre in 2015, and has been working for our community ever since.
A local business owner, community advocate, and former mayor of Port Colborne, Vance has spent his life creating change that is inclusive of all. He is now dedicated to continuing to be the strong voice that defends the interests of Niagara Centre, in Ottawa.
In 1994, Vance began his career in public service as a Port Colborne City Councillor. Soon after, residents elected him Mayor, a role which he later reclaimed in 2006. During this term, Vance served on the Niagara Regional Council and was Chair of the Health Services Task Force and the Economic & Tourism Development Corporation, while Vice Chair of the Niagara Region Police Services Board.
Vance was a founding member of the Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Centre – an organization dedicated to providing free social, emotional, psychological, informational and spiritual support to individuals living with cancer, their families, and close supporters. Vance is married to Lisa, and they have two teenage daughters, Logan and Jordan. Vance and his extended family have lived and operated their family business in Port Colborne for over 50 years.
Sara Badiei is a devoted leader and community activist, with a proven record of service and helping others. As a Team Trudeau candidate for Port Moody—Coquitlam, Sara understands what it takes to build our community, and she is committed to working with Justin Trudeau to further grow and strengthen our middle class, and to support every family working to join it.
Sara has deep roots in Port Moody—Coquitlam, where her entire close and extended family have lived for over a decade. She has a unique understanding of the area’s vibrant character and community. Throughout her 12-year career, Sara has demonstrated relentless passion and determination to use her skills to make a real difference for families and communities.
She has served at home as a BC Hydro engineer, and abroad, as a champion for community needs in some of the most complex humanitarian crises in the world, including Afghanistan the West Bank and Gaza, Chad, the Republic of Congo, Yemen and more, through her work with the Canadian Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and the World Bank.
Sara understands the challenges and priorities of Port Moody—Coquitlam residents, and sees every day the difficulties that seniors, new immigrants, and young families in her community face. From addressing the high costs of living, to reducing commute times with better roads and transit, and taking action to ensure there’s a healthy environment for future generations, Sara will be a hardworking Member of Parliament, representing the community’s interests in Ottawa.
Sara Badiei will never stop working hard to build a better future for the families of Port Moody—Coquitlam.
Larry Bagnell is the Member of Parliament for Yukon, and was re-elected in 2015 after also serving as Yukon’s representative in Ottawa from 2000-2011. Today he also serves as Chair of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and a member of the Liaison Committee.
During his time as a Liberal MP, Larry was appointed to the Privy Council and served as Parliamentary Secretary to both the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, and the Minister of Natural Resources. Larry also developed extensive expertise through his service on a variety of Parliamentary Committees in the areas of Transport, Defence, Industry, Veterans Affairs, Justice & Human Rights, and Aboriginal Affairs.
During his time in Ottawa, Larry was widely-regarded as a dedicated, respectful, and hard-working Member of Parliament. His peers selected him multiple times as the hardest-working MP in Canada in an annual survey of Parliamentarians. In that same survey, he has also been recognized as the best constituency MP in Canada.
Larry’s dedication to Yukon has roots that can be traced back to long before his time as a Member of Parliament. In 1999, he was recognized with the City of Whitehorse Volunteer of the Year Award. This award recognized his long record of service to the community, including his service as President of the Yukon chapter of the United Way, President of Yukon Learn (Literacy), and President of the Skookum Jim Friendship Center. In addition, Larry has served on the Boards for the Miles Canyon Historic Railway Society, the Yukon Science Institute, and the Commissioner’s Potlatch - and he will never stop working hard to build a better future for Yukon families.
Navdeep Bains has served the people of Mississauga—Malton since 2015, and a hard working Member of Parliament since 2004.
Navdeep has dedicated his time in Ottawa to growing our economy, strengthening our middle class and creating well-paying new jobs for Canadians and the people of our region. Currently, he serves as the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and was a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School and he has worked several years in accounting and financial analysis for the Ford Motor Company of Canada.
Navdeep has deep roots in our community, as a longtime resident of both Mississauga and Brampton, and has strong ties to the social and cultural associations of Mississauga—Malton. Navdeep has been active in a variety of community organizations, as a board member for the Mississauga Food Bank, having worked with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation, as well as having served as an Ontario board member with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
He is also the recipient of a number of awards recognizing his work in promoting diversity within his community, and holds an MBA with a specialization in Finance.
Having served as the Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Brampton South from 2004 to 2011, Navdeep gained extensive experience as the Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Paul Martin and as the Critic for Public Works and Government Services, the Treasury Board, International Trade, Natural Resources, and Small Business and Tourism.
Navdeep is committed to continuing to work with Justin Trudeau to grow our local economy and great new opportunities for families right here in Mississauga—Malton.
Yvan Baker is a devoted community leader and has been a fierce advocate for families in Etobicoke Centre for many years. Yvan is a former Member of Provincial Parliament, a management consultant, and instructor at the Schulich School of Business at York University who has always shown a deep passion and determination to make a real difference for families here in our community.
Born and raised in Etobicoke, Yvan has always had a strong connection to the community and everyone living here. His mother and grandparents were immigrants to Canada from Ukraine, with incredible pride for their heritage, but also an incredible pride in being Canadian. This lived experience has given Yvan a unique appreciation for community service and an understanding of Etobicoke Centre’s vibrant character, and helps make him the best choice to represent our priorities in Ottawa.
As the Team Trudeau candidate for Etobicoke Centre, Yvan understands what it takes to grow the economy and create good, well-paying jobs for our middle class. During his time as a Member of Provincial Parliament, Yvan fought alongside others to deliver positive results that directly impacted, and made life easier for, families in our community.
Families in Etobicoke Centre need a trusted voice in government who will be a champion for them and a stronger middle class, and Yvan Baker will never stop working hard to build a future for everyone in our community.
The Liberal candidate for Wellington - Halton Hills, Lesley Barron will work with Justin Trudeau and be a champion for the middle class and those working hard to join it.
Lesley is a surgeon, originally from Ancaster, Ontario. She completed her undergraduate degree and medical school at Western University, before moving to Alberta for surgical training, then on to the UK and Australia to conduct research in breast cancer and transplant surgery. In 2008, she returned to Canada and began work as a general surgeon at Georgetown Hospital. She currently lives in Limehouse with her husband Simon and three children.
Her experience working in different health care systems around the world has made her a passionate advocate for Canada's health care system as she believes it is important for physicians to prioritize patients based on their medical need and not on their ability to pay. She is interested in being involved in tackling issues affecting her patients knowing that people's health is largely determined by the economy, education, and their environment.
An immune deficiency in one of her children has fostered her interest in promoting scientific literacy and combating misinformation around subjects such as vaccination.
Lesley believes in the importance of good jobs, combating climate change and fighting for evidence-based policymaking, greater gender equity and equal pay for women. Lesley’s passion and commitment to her community mean that she will be a strong and passionate voice for the middle class in our community.
Jaime Battiste is a law graduate from Dalhousie University, a resident of Eskasoni First Nation, and a member of Potlotek First Nation. Jaime is currently the Treaty Education Lead for Nova Scotia. Jaime is a published writer on Mi’kmaw laws, history, and knowledge. He has held positions as a professor, senior advisors, citizenship coordinator and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief. He graduated from Dalhousie Law in 2004.
Jaime’s volunteer work over the years involves athletics, youth advocacy, community events, and advocacy for the Mi’kmaq Nation. Jaime is a member of the Aboriginal Sport Circle, a part owner of the Eskasoni Junior B Eagles. He also currently is a coach for the Eskasoni Eagles Might Divsision team in which his son plays for.
As a young man, Jaime Battiste served as the Nova Scotia Youth council representative to the Assembly of First Nation National Youth Council from 2001-2006. In 2005 National Aboriginal Healing Organization named him as one of the National Aboriginal Role Models in Canada. In 2006 as Chair of the Assembly of First Nations Youth Council he was one of the founding members of the Mi’kmaw Maliseet Atlantic Youth Council (MMAYC) an organization that represents and advocates for Mi’kmaw and Maliseet youth within the Atlantic. In 2018 Jaime was recognized with the sovereigns medal for volunteers. Jaime is the proud son of Marie Battiste and James Youngblood Henderson, both who have been awarded with National Aboriginal Achievement Awards.
Jaime knows and understands the priorities of his community. He will work tirelessly with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to support families and grow the middle class in his community.
Prior to entering politics Frederic worked in the Canadian business community for thirty-two years as a banker at Scotiabank. He is also actively engaged with various organizations and foundations involved in the advancement of social and health causes.
During the last ten years, Frederic served as Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at Scotiabank where he built and led the team responsible to bring the Bank’s risk management solutions to the Quebec market. He was also responsible for business development for this offering to corporate clients, government and financial institutions in Quebec. In doing so, he structured several deals that supported the growth of well-known Quebec companies. During his professional career, he contributed to the development of the Bank's activities in Montreal, Toronto, London and New York.
As an actively engaged businessman in the community, Frederic is a member of the board of directors of the Père Sablon Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children from all walks of life to achieve their goals through sports and the outdoors. He has also been active at the Les Petits Rois Foundation, the Marie-Vincent Foundation and the Institut du cancer de Montréal.
Frederic now wishes to put his economic experience and his determination to further the development of the riding of Terrebonne, its residents and families, and to work tirelessly to ensure a better future for all citizens. By being fully involved in politics, he hopes to bring tangible added value to advance various economic, social and environmental issues.
Born in Montreal in 1965, Frederic Beauchemin holds an MBA from McGill University and a B.A.A. in finance from HEC. He is the father of two young adults.
Frédéric will work tirelessly with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to continue to support families in Terrebonne.
Terry Beech has been the Member of Parliament for Burnaby North—Seymour since 2015, and has served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transportation, the Minister of Science, and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
Since 2015, Terry has been working with our community and Justin Trudeau to make significant progress for our families. Terry is currently raising his own family in Burnaby North—Seymour with his wife and newborn daughter, Nova.
Terry Beech is an accomplished and experienced entrepreneur, educator, and advocate. Terry entered public service 15 years ago when he was elected as a city councillor. He was named one of Maclean’s Top 30 Under 30 in 2004, one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2013, and was also selected as an Action Canada Fellow.
While serving as a city councillor, Terry began his studies in Public Administration at Capilano University, who named him as one of the school’s “Alumni to Watch.” He is the recipient of a degree with a joint major in Business and Economics from Simon Fraser University, as well as an MBA from the University of Oxford.
As an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser and the University of British Columbia, Terry authored “The In-Credibility Factor,” which highlights his desire for Canada to become a global leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. He founded HiretheWorld.com, and is a co-founder of Twinbro, a non-profit organization that has helped over 25,000 students obtain millions of dollars in scholarships and financial aid.
As a Member of Parliament, Terry has been passionate about engaging with the community of Burnaby North—Seymour and bringing their concerns to Ottawa. Terry has been a fierce advocate for our community since 2015, and looks forward to continuing our real progress to grow our economy and build a strong middle class.
Rachel Bendayan is a dedicated community leader with deep roots in Outremont, where she was born and where she and her husband are raising their young family. Rachel was elected as the Member of Parliament for Outremont, in February 2019.
As a lawyer, mother, and community advocate who has knocked on more than 32,000 doors, Rachel has a unique understanding of Outremont’s vibrant character and diversity. She knows what it takes to strengthen our middle class, create well-paying new jobs, and offer real help to families right here in our community.
Rachel built a successful legal practice at Norton Rose Fulbright in the field of litigation and international arbitration while also teaching at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal. She then served as Chief of Staff to the federal Minister of Small Business and Tourism, where she played a key role in developing the Liberal government’s women’s entrepreneurship strategy. Rachel’s experience provides her a deep understanding of our local economy, and what it takes to help our entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed and grow.
Outremont needs a strong voice in Parliament, one that will never stop working to build a better future for our families. Rachel Bendayan has a proven record in both the private and the public sector, and she’ll continue to work closely with Justin Trudeau to strengthen our middle class and ensure that the residents of Outremont, the Mile End, and Côte-des-Neiges are at the heart of decisions in Parliament.
Josh Bennett is a devoted community leader for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes who has a proven record of success both personally and professionally. He has degrees from Queen’s University and Royal Military College, and enjoys a successful career in Market Research where he helps companies expand and develop their business in Canada.
As President of the Rotary Club of Brockville, he led the Club to a banner year, raising over $200,000. Under his chairmanship in 2017, the Brockville Santa Claus Parade drew larger crowds while, at the same time, not disrupting local businesses in the downtown core. Further he is a proud husband, son, uncle, and brother.
Josh’s roots in the area run long and deep. He grew up in Augusta, the son of United Church Minister Rev. Dr. Alan Bennett and local area teacher Wendy Bennett. He attended Central Public School and South Grenville D.H.S. in Prescott, and to this day is a member of Wall Street United Church in Brockville, where his sister, Rev. Kim Heath, is the Minister.
After graduating from Royal Military College in 2004, Josh like many other young people in our community became frustrated with the lack of local opportunity and moved to Toronto where he worked in Investment Banking, and then Market Research. In this position he travelled extensively and gained considerable experience in helping companies grow in Canada and internationally. Josh moved back to Brockville in 2013 to work remotely as a Market Researcher, and has been a dedicated member of the community ever since. Even though the economy is growing, Josh is still concerned that many young families are moving away. He is committed to helping to turn that around by attracting and creating new opportunities for these families in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, and helping small businesses grow and prosper.
Josh has shown his deep passion and determination to make a difference for families in the community. He understands what it takes to create good, well-paying jobs in the community, and to make our community a better place to live. He is committed to working with Justin Trudeau for further growth in our middle class, and to support families working hard to join it.
The families of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes need a trusted voice in government. With Josh’s record as an effective champion, his local roots, and his commitment to the middle class and small business, his is that trusted voice. He is fully
bilingual, a considerable advantage on Parliament Hill. As our Liberal Member of Parliament, he will never stop working hard to build a better future for our communities.
Carolyn Bennett was first elected to the House of Commons in 1997 and was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015, representing Toronto—St. Paul’s.
Carolyn has previously served as the Critic for Public Health, Seniors, Persons with Disabilities, the Social Economy, and Aboriginal Affairs. In 2003, she was named Minister of State for Public Health.
Prior to her election, Carolyn was a family physician and a founding partner of Bedford Medical Associates in downtown Toronto. She was also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Her fight to save the Women’s College Hospital of Toronto inspired her to enter politics.
Carolyn is an active representative of Toronto—St. Paul’s. She has organized over 75 town halls, quarterly meetings, information sessions on parliamentary affairs, and special activities for her constituents since 2000. She and her office have assisted hundreds of constituents with their immigration, tax, pension or employment insurance concerns.
She speaks passionately about Canada and citizens’ participation in the democratic process. She advocates for health, the environment, women’s involvement in politics and persons with disabilities; She is also known for her strong support of Israel.
In 1986, Carolyn received the Royal Life Saving Society Cross – a Commonwealth award recognizing her more than 20 years of distinguished service. In 2002, she was the recipient of the coveted EVE Award for contributing to the advancement of women in politics and in 2003 received the first ever CAMIMH Mental Health Champion Award. Carolyn was the first recipient of the National Award of Excellence for Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to Injury Prevention and Safety promotion in Canada.
Carolyn is the co-author of Kill or Cure? How Canadians Can Remake Their Health Care System.
She and her husband, Peter O’Brian, a successful Canadian producer, have two sons, Jack and Ben.
Isabelle Bergeron is an engaging manager with a long experience in human resources management. A woman of courage, conviction and passion, she has always been driven by the desire to get involved in her community, in particular to improve the living conditions of citizens and to look after the most vulnerable.
A native of Val-d’Or and mother of two girls, she is deeply attached to the region where she grew up and thrived. After graduating in the first class of the Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue in Val-d’Or, she briefly left her native region to pursue her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration, with a specialization in human resources management. She returned to her hometown in 1995 to contribute to the social and economic development of her region.
She began her career in education as a teacher at the Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Val-d’Or campus). In her new vocation, she became passionate about transmitting her knowledge to young people. Helping others develop a love of learning became a powerful driving force for the young teacher. She contributed to the creation of the entrepreneurial student club within the CEGEP, which is still active today 15 years after its founding.
For the past 10 years, Isabelle Bergeron has been Director of the Human Resources Department of the De l’Or-et-des-Bois School Board, which is one of the largest employers in the RCM of La Vallée-de-l’Or with more than 1000 employees. She was the first woman to hold this position.
Efficiency, transparency and fairness are some of Isabelle’s visionary leadership qualities recognized by her peers and collaborators. Her human relation skills and know-how will enable her to ensure the socio-economic development of the riding and make a real difference in the lives of her fellow citizens.
Her leadership, recognized by her peers and the region’s socio-economic stakeholders, brought her to chair her local chapter of the Association des cadres scolaires du Québec and the Table des directions des ressources humaines of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and James Bay.
Her professional experience as a teacher and manager will be an important asset in representing and defending the rights of her constituents in the House of Commons and in serving the people and organizations of the community to bring about real change. A good listener and team player, she knows how to bring together key actors around shared interests in order to help the riding evolve and progress.
Through her leadership, she will help build bridges between the various stakeholders, between generations and between the peoples who make this territory a rich and diverse place. She will give a voice to young people by listening to their concerns, letting them share their ideals and helping them discover the world while bettering the community.
The riding of Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou needs someone who will contribute to the well-being of families by continuing the hard work of Team Trudeau so that families can breathe financially, and by working to build sports and cultural infrastructure to energize communities.
Lyne Bessette was born in Cowansville to dedicated, hard-working parents who instilled in her a sense of determination, altruism, generosity, compassion, as well as an environmental awareness and the importance of family.
After attending high school at Massey-Vanier, Lyne went on to study science at the Cégep de Sherbrooke. Around that time, she started a career as a professional cyclist, which opened doors to some of the most valuable experiences a person can have—meeting exceptional people; seeing all kinds of diversity, from extreme poverty to extreme wealth; and bearing witness to the love people feel for their region and country.
Her impressive record includes two Olympic Games, several world championships and one gold medal at the London Paralympic Games, racing in tandem with a blind cyclist. Lyne is a team player par excellence, and she is passionately devoted to Brome–Missisquoi.
She is a passionate advocate both for youth and for people with disabilities, and she also supports a number of foundations that are close to her heart. She is always open to hearing new ideas, and she is ready to do more for her community. Her passion for healthy living, sports and people is an integral part of her daily life.
Lyne is full of rallying ideas. She firmly believes that her concrete actions can make Brome–Missisquoi a more inclusive, flourishing place. Her priorities are the environment, seniors, youth, businesses and the local economy.
Lyne Bessette’s proverbial door is always open, and she will have her boots on the ground with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to steadfastly contribute to the Party’s positive politics.
Marie-Claude Bibeau was elected as the Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead in October 2015, and is the Team Trudeau candidate for our community in this upcoming election.
She was born, raised, and educated in Sherbrooke. She started her career at the Canadian International Development Agency, working in Ottawa-Gatineau and Montréal, as well as in Morocco and Benin, in Africa. Marie-Claude eventually settled in Compton–Stanstead to raise her family, work, and volunteer in the community.
Marie-Claude was appointed as the Minister of International Development in 2015, with a mandate to refocus Canada’s international assistance to help the poorest and most vulnerable people, and support fragile states. In February 2019, she was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
Marie-Claude is an experienced businesswoman, and for the last 15 years, has co-owned Camping de Compton — a successful tourism business that has won numerous awards. She was also the director of accreditation for the Sherbrooke 2013 Canada Summer Games and the Executive Director of the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science.
Active in her community, Marie-Claude was the founder and coordinator of the Regroupement des institutions muséales des Cantons-de-l’Est — an association of museums in the Eastern Townships. She is a former board member of Commerce Sherbrooke, Destination Sherbrooke, Animation Centre-ville and the Société des musées québécois. She also served as the secretary of the Compton revitalization committee, a member of the strategic planning committee of the regional county municipality of Coaticook, and chair of the governing board of École Louis-St-Laurent in Compton.
Marie-Claude holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a graduate diploma in Environmental Management from the Université de Sherbrooke.
Ian Bingham, Team Trudeau candidate for Niagara West, is committed to helping the middle class and those working hard to join it, including by ensuring that the people of our community have good, well-paying jobs.
Born in Lindsay, Ontario, Ian now lives in Grimsby. He completed ten years as a Naval Officer in BC’s Juan de Fuca Strait and the Middle East. The success of work he did on the counter-terrorism mission Operation ARTEMIS earned him the Special Service Medal.
During his service in the Canadian Forces, Ian studied Common Law in French at the Université de Moncton. He was called to the bar in 2016 and now proudly defends his clients’ constitutional rights in both official languages.
Ian has always stood up for seniors and those most vulnerable. In the community, Ian works with groups who protect the homeless and support local agricultural producers. He has dedicated his time to help take underprivileged youth on canoe trips, and worked on the suicide hotline in Iqaluit.
Ian has always been passionate about preserving the environment and believed that our region can become a hub for clean technology and renewable energy.
Niagara West needs a representative who understands our priorities, and will stand up for a strong middle class. Ian Bingham will be that voice, and he’ll never stop working hard to build a better future for our community and for all Canadians.
Dave Birdi has deep roots in the community, and is a dedicated community leader with a proven record of community service.
His work experience in the forestry sector, the financial sector, work with Indigenous communities, and experience as a municipal Councillor for ten years, provides insight to the challenges that individuals and families face every day, and the priorities of the Skeena-Bulkley Valley Region.
Dave will commit to work with the communities, as well as Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to more accurately identify the real needs in his community and develop appropriate responses to meet needs. Dave will promote support for mental wellness and healthy communities. His first-hand experience provides him with a deep understanding of our local economy, and what it takes to help our entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed and grow through innovative solutions for sustainable and diversifying economy.
Growing up in the Niagara Region, Chris Bittle knew from an early age the meaning of hard work and middle-class values. These values have guided his approach to politics ever since. Elected as Member of Parliament for St. Catharines in 2015, Chris has spent every day since bringing attention to the important social issues that will truly have a positive effect on our community.
Passionate about issues such as affordable housing, public transit and equal rights for all- Chris has a reputation for standing up and speaking out against any form of intolerance, racism or bigotry. Here in St. Catharines, Chris can often be found consulting residents throughout the community about the issues that matter to them.
In September of 2017, Chris was appointed by Justin Trudeau to serve as Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. The role also carries an appointment to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs. Chris is a member of a number of inter-parliamentary delegations, including Canada-US, Canada-Italy, and the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association.
Prior to his election, Chris practiced as a civil litigator with the firm of Lancaster, Brooks & Welch LLP in St. Catharines. In addition to his work at LBW, Chris also spent time as an instructor at Niagara College and Seminar Leader at Brock University.
When not at work, Chris can be found volunteering his time in the community. Chris spent time as Chair of Quest Community Health Centre, as well as being a regular volunteer with the Courts in the Classroom program.
Chris, Charlene and their son Ethan reside in St. Catharines, a community they love and continue to enjoy. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Queens University in Kingston and an L.L.B from the University of Windsor.
Bill Blair was elected as the is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Scarborough Southwest in 2015, and was appointed as the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction in 2018.
As the son of a police officer, raised in Scarborough, Bill learned at an early age that “serve” comes before “protect” for a reason. And, after serving 39 years with the Toronto Police Force – the last decade as its Chief of Police – Bill is ready to continue protecting Canada’s democracy, if elected as Member of Parliament for Scarborough Southwest.
A born leader, Bill has demonstrated his ability to unite and engage others through his numerous roles in Provincial, National, and International policing forums. He served as President of both the Ontario and Canadian Associations of Chiefs of Police – receiving the distinction of Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces – and was honoured last year by the Canadian Tamil Congress for his leadership and tremendous service to the people of Toronto.
Bill is dedicated to many social causes, having worked with some of Toronto’s most respected and effective organizations such as Covenant House, the United Way, and Children's Aid Society Toronto, and is the proud recipient of the 2011 Beth Shalom Humanitarian Award. Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Scarborough Hospital Foundation, and is Vice-Patron of the Good Neighbours' Club – a day centre for older, homeless and unemployed men.
Scarborough Southwest deserves a strong Member of Parliament on Justin Trudeau’s team, to continue to grow our economy, strengthen our middle class, and offer real help to our families.
Kody Blois is a dedicated leader with a proven record of serving our community. Born and raised in Kings—Hants, Kody grew up in a working class household. He understands the priorities of the families who live here, and knows what it takes to create new jobs and strengthen our middle class.
The first member of his family to attend university, Kody completed degrees in commerce, law, and public administration - which sparked his interest in serving his community. His parents instilled values in him that he carries to this day: the importance of hard work, caring for others, and making a difference in any way you can.
Kody has deep roots in our community, where he coached hockey and softball for years, and has continuously inspired kids and given back to our families through sport. His leadership was key in launching the East Hants Sport Heritage Society and the Come Home East Hants Association. These organizations and their annual events celebrate Kings-Hants and the people who make it such a great place to live.
Our community needs a voice who will be a trusted advocate for our community and a stronger middle class. Kody has proven he’s committed to helping our families, and will work with Justin Trudeau to grow our local economy, create new jobs, and build a better future for people in Kings-Hants.
Working directly with the people of Timmins-James Bay for the past decade, Michelle Boileau is striving for social equity by providing access to education to underserved populations, as well as through her public service as municipal councillor in the City of Timmins
Born and raised in Timmins and a proud Franco-Ontarian, Michelle has been imparted with great respect for the riding’s rich heritage. Like most in Northern Ontario, she comes from a hard-working family. Her parents, being self-starters whom built a successful accounting firm while raising four children, continue to inspire her.
Michelle obtained a bachelor’s degree in Second Language Teaching from the University of Ottawa, where she nourished her passion for education, communications, community and international development, and political science. She backpacked in Europe, and taught English at a summer camp in Germany. After university, Michelle went to Guatemala to volunteer in schools run by NGOs, and traveled throughout Central and South America. She moved back to Timmins in 2011, and has worked in the employment and training and higher education sectors ever since. She completed a master’s degree in Educational and Social Research through distance learning, and now has a particular interest in addressing the skills gaps and population decline in the region.
Michelle married her always-encouraging partner, Andrew Morrish, in September 2018.
Michelle and Andrew see tremendous potential in the riding, and can picture a bright future for their family there. They love the outdoors. They like to snowboard, and to go hiking or biking with their dog, Wesley. They appreciate the clean air and being close to nature, so unsurprisingly, they are concerned about the environment.
Randy Boissonnault was elected as the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre in 2015, and was appointed by Justin Trudeau as the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 Issues.
Randy is a successful entrepreneur, community leader, and philanthropist. He has a strong record of leadership in business, in public service, and in the not-for-profit sector, and since 2015 has been working to grow our local economy and create new jobs for Edmonton Centre.
Randy discovered his passion for leadership and public service at the University of Alberta, where he served as President of the Students’ Union. Since studying at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, Randy has worked as a lecturer at the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean, and as a journalist and political commentator for CBC Radio-Canada and Les Affaires. Most recently, Randy owned a consulting business that helps small and medium-sized businesses overcome their strategy and management challenges.
A proud Rotarian, Randy has a long history of charitable work, both locally in Edmonton and abroad. He is the founder of Literacy Without Borders, an international NGO devoted to promoting literacy for both children and adults in the developing world and in Canada. He has also served as Vice Chair of TEDx Edmonton and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Francophone Economic Council of Alberta, the Francophone Sport Federation of Alberta, and the Canadian Francophone Games. He is one of the 50 Founders of Startup Edmonton and is a Finisher of the Ironman Canada Triathlon.
Mike Bossio was elected as the Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington in 2015, and has been working with Justin Trudeau to offer real progress for families in our region.
Prior to 2015, Mike was a local entrepreneur with a passion for environmental justice. Mike owned Boscan Consultants Inc. since 1989, where he is responsible for the recruitment of sales, marketing, and R & D professionals globally for the telecommunications industry.
Mike is very involved in his community, most notably as the Chair of Concerned Citizens of Tyendinaga and Environs and as an advisor for Citizens Against Melrose Quarry. Mike also served as Councillor for Tyendinaga Township between 1998 and 2000, gaining the respect of his colleagues and constituents through his hard work and passionate advocacy. In addition, he served his community by sitting on the Centre and South Hasting Waste Management Board. Mike has over a decade of experience coaching boys and girls basketball, and is also a committed and longtime Relay for Life volunteer.
Mike grew up in the Hastings—Lennox and Addington riding and moved back in 1994 with his wife Irene and their two children. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from York University.
Mike is committed to continuing to grow our local economy and build a strong middle class. He will never stop working for every family in Hastings—Lennox and Addington.
Michel Bourgeois is not only a highly respected businessman in Lanaudière, he has always held his region close to the heart.
Having always been involved in politics, Michel Bourgeois wrote a new page in history four years ago by receiving a record percentage of votes in a riding where the party has not been a dominant force over the past century. Today Michel Bourgeois wants to add a new chapter to the love story he has been writing for close to 50 years.
Always passionate about politics, Michel Bourgeois has been extensively involved at all levels of government. He was even part of the team that would see their candidate become the first elected mayor of the City of Joliette. For 47 years, he has been an exemplary merchant involved throughout northern Lanaudière.
Michel Bourgeois is passionate about helping his region and fellow citizens prosper. He is excited to continue the work started by Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Team in supporting the families of Joliette.
Neelam Brar is a dedicated community leader with deep roots in Burnaby South, where she lived for over 20 years. As an entrepreneur with a track record of building large communities, she is ready to be a strong advocate for the residents. Neelam has a unique understanding of Burnaby Souths’ vibrant character and diversity. As a daughter of humble immigrants, she knows what it takes to strengthen our middle class, create well-paying new jobs, and offer real help to families right here in our community.
Neelam is a 20 year business veteran in the international markets. Following her graduation from the Richard Ivey School of Business from the University of Western Ontario, she started her career at Morgan Stanley and worked with Canada’s leading corporations in healthcare, natural resources and industrials.
Opportunity took her abroad and she joined Citibank where she honed her skills in developing and advising on investment strategies in North America and Asia.
Following her secondments to India, Hong Kong, Singapore, she became an impact-driven entrepreneur as the owner of a startup innovation hub and as an advocate for diversity in business with a focus on women and minority groups.
For 4 years, she worked with other entrepreneurs and founders, helping them establish and grow their businesses. Neelam has helped many companies by connecting professionals, investing and providing advisory services to support businesses reach their growth targets.
Neelam’s background and career experience provides her a deep understanding of our local & global economies, and the importance of sustainable growth and innovation in the wake of community and environmental responsibility.
Neelam believes her education, skills and global experience will benefit the community of Burnaby South and its residents. She will be a strong voice in Parliament; one that will never stop working to build a better future for our families.
Neelam Brar has a proven record in the private sector and community advocacy, and she’ll work closely with Justin Trudeau to strengthen our middle class and ensure that the residents of Burnaby South are at the heart of decisions in Parliament.
Bob Bratina was elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Hamilton East—Stoney Creek in 2015 and is running for re-election to continue building a strong local economy and create jobs for our community and families.
After 40 years in broadcasting, Bob entered municipal politics in 2004 and has served the citizens of Hamilton for over a decade – most notably as Mayor from 2010 to 2014. As Mayor, Bob set Hamilton on the path of growth and sound public finances.
He has worked fiercely to create new jobs for his citizens by welcoming manufacturing facilities and R&D companies into the city. And as a member of the GO Transit Board of Directors, Bob was instrumental in securing funding for infrastructure projects that improved train service for Hamilton commuters.
Bob is a member of the Football Reporters of Canada Hall of Fame, holder of two Queen's Jubilee Medals for lifetime community achievement, and was named Hamilton Mountain Citizen of the Year in 2002.
A talented musician and avid marathon runner, Bob has performed on stage with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and competed in 18 marathons – twice in the famed Boston Marathon – and ten times in the 30 K Around the Bay Road Race – all past the age of 40. He and his wife Carol have been married for 48 years, and have a son Sam who holds three university degrees. Bob is ready to represent the residents of Hamilton East – Stoney Creek in Ottawa.
Bob will continue to work with Justin Trudeau to ensure the voices of Hamilton East—Stoney Creek are heard in Ottawa.
Pierre Breton is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Shefford since October 2015, and is running as the Team Trudeau candidate in this fall’s election to continue the real progress that has been made for families in our community. Pierre was born in Granby and still resides in the city. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Université de Québec à Montréal and has worked for a number of national and international firms including Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) and Viasystems Canada. Prior to his election in 2015, he was a business partner in human resources for the Société des alcools du Québec.
Pierre has been involved in politics since he was a teenager. He began by volunteering on all four of Jean Lapierre’s election campaigns in the riding of Shefford and served as an independent municipal councillor of the City of Granby from 2005 to 2015.
Within his community, Pierre is recognized for his involvement, credibility, skills and integrity. Pierre served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Corporation de développement commercial et touristique de Granby et Région and of the Société zoologique de Granby. He also served as a board member of the Eastern Townships airport and as a member of the École Ave Maria School Council. Pierre is also the co-founder of the Granby junior Chamber of Commerce (Génération Avenir).
Shefford need a strong Member of Parliament who will work with Justin Trudeau to grow our economy and build a strong middle class. Pierre Breton will never stop working for our families.
Élisabeth is very active in the Sherbrooke community. Through her involvement with various organizations, she has gained a deep knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges facing Sherbrooke. A resident of Sherbrooke since 1987, Élisabeth knows the city well. She lives with her husband and their three sons.
As a notary, she has always executed her work with great diligence and integrity. A good listener, she knows how to assist, advise and inform people to help them achieve their goals. Striving to meet expectations, she seeks practical and innovative solutions to deal with ever-changing realities. All important qualities for a good MP!
Élisabeth chose to get involved in politics to serve her fellow citizens. The environment is at the heart of her concerns. She believes that every action counts and that a small gesture can have a big impact. She wants to build on the momentum and continue to raise awareness on the impact of personal choices. She will set the stage to strengthen the middle class and help young families in Sherbrooke. As a woman and a mother, she wants to ensure a safe and equal environment for women. In addition, her knowledge of the business community gives her the right tools to support entrepreneurs and to help start-ups getting established in the local economy. In the current context, Élisabeth believes that we must pay close attention to immigration matters, both in terms of need (labour) and reception (cultural exchanges).
Élisabeth holds a Bachelor of Law, a diploma in notarial law, and a certificate in business administration. She has been working as a notary for nearly 30 years in private practice. As a partner in one of the largest firms in the region, her practice focuses on human rights, real estate and mediation. Élisabeth also works as a lecturer at the Université de Sherbrooke because she enjoys connecting with enthusiastic and curious students, and loves passing on her knowledge.
Élisabeth is committed to defending the interests of the region in the House of Commons. She will work hard to advance important issues and find solutions to build a better future for the region. With Justin Trudeau and his team, the right conditions are met.
Ronald Brochu is an accomplished accountant with a proven track record as a public servant. Having worked for the Alberta Treasury Board and Finance as a Senior Tax Auditor and the Canada Revenue Agency, Credit Advisor for the Farm Credit Canada, he understands finance. Ronald was a Chartered Professional Accountant with the federal and provincial governments with over 25 years as a public servant.
Ronald and his family have deep roots in Alberta. Raised in a farming community in Northern Alberta, Ronald has a passion and determination to make a real difference for Alberta.
Now more than ever, we need a voice who will be a trusted advocate for Sturgeon River – Parkland. Ronald’s work ethic and determination will build a better future for families in this riding.
Growing up in Lethbridge, Amy learned the value of hard work and community service from her father, a small business owner in the beef industry, and her mother, a nurse. Amy is passionate about fighting for Lethbridge’s agriculture, local businesses and public services.
Amy has worked for local businesses, been a performing artist, and volunteered throughout the community. After graduating from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, Amy earned a degree from the University of Guelph and a Master’s Degree in Global Affairs from the University of Toronto. She has worked across Canada and internationally building a career as a management consultant.
As your next Member of Parliament, Amy will be the strong voice Lethbridge needs at the table to see our community put first by lowering taxes on the middle class, supporting our region's agriculture, creating good jobs in Lethbridge, protecting our environment, and caring for families and seniors.
Antoine Bujold is an entrepreneur and father of three with more than 15 years of experience in management and the food service industry. He was co-owner of the Brynd Smoked Meat restaurants and president of the commercial development company Maguire. Over time, as a father and small business owner, he has shown his deep passion and determination to make a real difference for families in our community. Today, he works as a government affairs advisor and has obtained a B.A in Political Science from l’Université Laval.
Antoine has deep roots in the region and he has a unique understanding of Beauport–Limoilou’s vibrant character and community. As the 2019 Team Trudeau candidate, Antoine holds his commitment to create good, well-paying jobs in the region, to make life better for the middle class and to support families in the riding.
As a member of Parliament, he will work tirelessly to defend the interests of his constituents in Ottawa. The families of Beauport–Limoilou need a strong and trusted voice to represent them and Antoine Bujold is eager to take up this challenge.
Tracy has spent the last 25 years working for The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre in her chosen hometown of Prince George, where she has raised her three children. She enjoys hunting, fishing, boating and paddleboarding in her region.
The people and industries help support the economy of our country and we need our country to continue to provide support for the people of Cariboo – Prince George. We need to ensure that our current government policies and programs can be implemented, supporting both the development of high quality, sustainable jobs and protecting our environment for future generations.
My work as CEO of a large non-profit has been based on creating partnerships with all levels of government, industry, First Nations and individuals, all with a goal to enhance the learning and lives of the people of Cariboo–Prince George.
As your Member of Parliament, my responsibility will be to ensure that your issues and concerns are well represented in our government and that solutions are implemented that respect the diversity of our lives.
The world needs more Canada, and Canada needs more rural voices at the table. Please vote for me on October 21st.
Jim Carr was elected the Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre in 2015, and has been a dedicated business and community leader in Winnipeg for more than 30 years.
He began his career as an oboist and trustee with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, a pillar in the Canadian musical scene. He then moved on to journalism, working for the Winnipeg Free Press as an editorial writer and columnist, as well as for CBC Radio. He served as the Minister of Natural Resources from 2015-2018 and currently serves as the Minister International Trade Diversification.
Jim entered public life in 1988, when he was elected to represent Fort Rouge in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. He was also the deputy leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party. Jim later went on to establish the Business Council of Manitoba, where as founding CEO he worked alongside business leaders to address issues of critical importance to Manitoba’s economic prosperity.
In particular, Jim was one of the architects of the ‘Winnipeg Consensus’ process, which brought together Canadian think tanks and energy leaders, and informed the Canadian Energy Strategy released in 2015 by Canada’s provinces and territories.
Jim’s passion for community service is evident by his service on a number of local, provincial, and national organizations. He was the founding co-chair of the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council, served on the board of directors of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra the Canada West Foundation, and the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at his alma mater, the University of Manitoba.
Jim has been recognized numerous times for his community leadership, including the Order of Manitoba, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Canada 125 medal.
Jim and his family live in Winnipeg South Centre.
Sean Casey is honoured to serve as the Member of Parliament for Charlottetown since 2011. Sean is currently the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard. A strong advocate for his constituents, Sean Casey has been working tirelessly with Justin Trudeau to support middle class families in Charlottetown and across the Island.
He has previously served as the Veterans Affairs Critic and Justice Critic for the Liberal Party. Since forming government in 2015, he has served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
Sean has extensive legal and business experience. Sean was the Regional Managing Partner at the law firm of Stewart McKelvey, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2008. Sean also worked in the family business, Paderno, as President of the Paderno Group of Companies. He worked extensively in strategic planning, financial management, operations and human resources.
Sean is an avid runner, having completed 4 (might need to be updated) marathons. He lives in Charlottetown with his wife, Kathleen, who previously represented Charlottetown-Lewis Point as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island and served as Deputy Speaker. They have 2 adult sons, Ryan and Dean.
Bardish Chagger, the Government House Leader, was elected in 2015 as the Member of Parliament for Waterloo. She is devoted to inclusion and community building. From assisting with recreational sports for kids to volunteering with seniors, Bardish is committed to strengthening the bonds of the Waterloo community.
In her role with the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre, Bardish has worked to foster diversity within the community providing opportunities for social and economic engagement. As the former executive assistant to former Member of Parliament Andrew Telegdi, Bardish has a deep understanding of the issues that are important to residents of Waterloo, including manufacturing, technology and innovation. After being elected to Parliament in 2015, Bardish served as the Minister of Small Business and Tourism until 2018. She currently serves as the Government House Leader.
Passionate about community involvement, Bardish has lent her support to many different causes and organizations including The Rotary Club of Waterloo, Interfaith Grand River, and the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin.
She considers herself part of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms generation, and has participated in policy conferences on many issues including the advancement of same-sex marriage rights and the national manufacturing strategy.
Bardish graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science. In 2012, The Waterloo Region Record recognized Bardish as one of “40 under 40” who would lead the Region of Waterloo into the future.
Waterloo needs a Member of Parliament who will work with Justin Trudeau and continue to strengthen our middle class. Bardish will continue to grow our local economy, and work for every family in our community.
Married with two young children, Simon Chalifoux works as an engineer for Pratt & Whitney Canada and holds a Master of Business Administration. Born and raised in the neighbouring riding, in Sorel-Tracy, within a family of entrepreneurs in the dairy processing sector, he has established deep roots in the region.
He has a thorough grasp of the concerns of Pierre-Boucher–Les Patriotes–Verchères residents and a deep understanding of the local economic issues, particularly those facing the agricultural community as a result of the new free trade agreements.
A man of action, he has been a municipal councillor in Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil for several years and has introduced a family policy to position families at the heart of decisions for the harmonious and sustainable development of future generations.
A leader in his community, he stands out by his commitment to several philanthropic causes (United Way, the Media Food Drive, Children’s Wish Foundation) and his relentless drive to bring real change.
As the Liberal candidate for Pierre-Boucher–Les Patriotes–Verchères, Simon intends to make a difference by meeting the needs of his constituents and representing them on issues that affect them, such as the fight against climate change and the improvement of conditions for families and seniors.
He is committed to working tirelessly to defend the interests of his region in Parliament.
François Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, is a businessman, lawyer, and international trade specialist that has over 20 years’ experience working for major companies worldwide. First elected in 2015 as the Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice–Champlain, Francois-Philippe previously served as the Minister of International Trade.
First and foremost, François-Philippe has been a tireless advocate for the Mauricie region in Ottawa. Since 2015, he has been working with Justin Trudeau to grow our local economy and create well-paying jobs in our region. He has also been heavily engaged in our community, by being a regular speaker at youth and business events , and honorary president of the Alliance régionale des chambres de commerce de la Mauricie, the Poppy Campaign and the Relay for Life in Shawinigan.
Before politics, he has had a highly successful international career, and was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum as well as “Personality of the Week La Presse/Radio-Canada” in 2009.
François-Philippe has held key roles internationally, most notably as Group Vice-President and Senior Counsel at ABB Group, with over 150,000 employees.
As Minister of Infrastructure, Francois-Philippe delivered a wide array of key projects that improved the lives of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
He is running for re-election to continue the real progress for our community, and keep working for every family in Saint-Maurice–Champlain.
Tariq Chaudary is a community leader with strong roots in Edmonton, having raised his daughters here. Tariq and his family have called Edmonton-Riverbend home for thirteen years.
A seasoned business professional with 38 years of experience, Tariq has four Masters’ degrees [Physics, Math & Computer Science, and Business Administration in Financial Management] and has worked as an educator at Adelphi University in New York. Tariq has worked for both the private and public sector, spending the last 15 years at Agriculture Financial Services Corporation. Deeply entrenched in the community, Tariq has been an executive member of the Whitemud Hills Homeowners’ Association, Oak Hills Community League, Terwillegar Riverbend Advisory Council, and South West Advisory Council. He also volunteers at local festivals and with the food bank.
Tariq is dedicated, knocking on more than 35000 doors to learn the issues that matter to you. As an immigrant, professional, father, and recent retiree, Tariq understands your needs and will advocate for our community in Ottawa. He promises to work tirelessly to be your voice and plans to focus on education, affordability of living for seniors, and strengthening of the middle class to ensure that Edmonton-Riverbend continues to prosper.
Shaun Chen has dedicated his life to public service and the people of Scarborough – a characteristic he continued as our Member of Parliament for Scarborough North. Elected in 2015, Shaun has been working with Justin Trudeau to help families in our community, while growing our local economy.
Shaun is a lifelong advocate for children and youth. He was elected three times as Toronto District School Board Trustee for Ward 21, Scarborough–Rouge River. Shaun became the first Scarborough Trustee to serve as Chair of the School Board in 2014.
As Chair of the TDSB, Shaun worked to increase transparency and accountability at Canada’s largest school board . He led the TDSB to approve a balanced $3 billion operating budget, enact a new whistle-blower policy and establish an integrity commissioner to ensure the highest standards of ethical conduct. He remained focused as Chair on the needs of everyday people and helping every student achieve their potential.
Shaun also served as Director of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association and a member of the City of Toronto Children’s Services Advisory Committee, where he worked to support a multi-year strategy to expand Toronto’s child care system.
Named by Maclean’s as one of “100 young Canadians to watch,” Shaun grew up in Scarborough and graduated from Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute. He went on to the University of Toronto, where he received his BSc in Computer Science and Equity Studies and MA in Sociology in Education.
Tammy Cook-Searson is a strong leader with a proven track record.
With 22 years of experience as Chief and Councillor of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band Tammy has served her community and has been a vocal advocate for the people of Northern Saskatchewan.
Tammy has deep roots here. She was born and raised on the family trapline close to Brabant Lake with her four siblings and her parents, Charlie and Miriam Cook. She also lived in Stanley Mission and Otter Lake.
Like her parents, Tammy attended residential school, then graduated from Churchill High School in LaRonge. She now resides with her husband Jim on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band reserve in La Ronge where they raised three children and a nephew. She also has three step children and six grandchildren. A fluent Cree speaker and one who practices a traditional lifestyle, Tammy has always shown her deep passion and determination to make a real difference for the people throughout Northern Saskatchewan.
Tammy has firsthand experience with the challenges that people face every day, and she understands the priorities and issues of Desnethé- Missinippi-Churchill River. As Chief, Cook-Searson is Chair of Kitsaki Development Corporation, a band owned consortium of several businesses.
She knows what it takes to create jobs and help Northern Saskatchewan prosper. As Member of Parliament, Tammy will continue to support the development of the north, so that it reaches its full potential.
Tammy has worked hard on issues of Education, Health, Housing, Treaty and Aboriginal rights as well as economic development and job creation; this will continue.
One example of Tammy’s ability to get results was evident when she secured funding for the $16.1 Million health and wellness center for the north. This funding was secured due to her leadership and advocacy with federal, provincial and municipal governments. Having a health and wellness center located in the north that addresses mental health, addictions, and abuse is a very important first step in helping our people.
When wildfires threatened our region, it took a concerted effort to bring together representatives of communities, municipalities, provincial and federal governments to make joint decisions, fight the fires, and evacuate our people. Tammy ensured that the public was kept up to date on the ongoing situation, through sharing information on those joint decisions, the changing fire conditions and evacuations.
Michelle Corfield is a devoted community volunteer, mother, and local business leader with a proven commitment to making life better for families in Nanaimo—Ladysmith. She knows what it takes to strengthen our middle class, create good new jobs right here in our community, and protect a clean environment for our kids and grandkids.
Michelle was raised in Nanaimo and has always been a tireless advocate for people in our community, in addition to creating jobs and opportunity as an entrepreneur. She has served as both Chair and Vice-Chair of the Nanaimo Port Authority, Chair of the Legislative Council of the Ucluelet First Nation, and she is a founding member of the Ucluelet First Nation Settlement Trust.
She facilitated the conclusion of the Colliery Dam remediation for the City of Nanaimo, was a leader in the Save Nanaimo Harbour campaign, and has served on several non-profit community boards. As a director for the Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation, Michelle worked tirelessly to help ensure that Nanaimo’s Stevie Smith Bike Park was completed in 2017 - a project which also provided bicycles and basic riding essentials to underprivileged children in our community.
She holds a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership Management, a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution, and a Bachelor of Arts in First Nations Studies.
Michelle Corfield has always believed that everyone in our community should have a real and fair chance at success. As the Team Trudeau candidate for Nanaimo—Ladysmith, Michelle will work closely with Justin Trudeau to create good new jobs, strengthen our middle class, protect a clean environment for our kids and grandkids, and build a better future our families.
Serge Cormier was elected as the Member of Parliament for Acadie—Bathurst in 2015, and is running for re-election to continue growing our economy and offering real help to our families. The son of an inshore fisher, Serge Cormier is a lifelong resident of Acadie—Bathurst and knows the riding’s strengths and issues well. Passionate about politics, a unifying force, and an exceptional community organizer, Serge will be a staunch defender of the interests of all Acadie–Bathurst residents and a long-awaited catalyst for change and renewal.
Serge began his career by acquiring a small company to finance his business administration studies. Later appointed Chief of Staff for various Government of New Brunswick departments, he organized and participated in several diplomatic missions at home and abroad, and worked on high-priority local economic issues. Serge continued as a policy analyst in the Office of the Official Opposition and as an assistant to former Premier Brian Gallant, responsible for Northern New Brunswick.
Serge was a board member of the Caraquet Chamber of Commerce and organized several minor and adult hockey tournaments, and was involved with le Club de golf Pokemouche for many years.
Serge and his two daughters live in the riding.
Trisha is a devoted community leader, volunteer, and mother with a proven commitment to making life better for families here in Parry Sound—Muskoka.
Trisha comes from a large family of 8 and was fortunate enough to spend her childhood living and exploring different parts of Canada. She would frequent Parry Sound-Muskoka as a child for family vacations, and after graduating from law school it became time to put down roots, to raise her son, and build her career. Trisha knew Parry Sound-Muskoka would be her home. Today, Trisha lives in Port Carling with her 11 year-old son, Ronan. She also owns and operates her own law firm, Cowie Law, in Bala.
Trisha is a member of Hiawatha First Nation and has dedicated her education and much of her career to advocating for Indigenous people and organizations. Trisha now practices in real estate, family, and criminal law. She proudly provides pro bono legal services to veterans, and to victims of domestic violence.
Trisha is a dedicated community leader and contributes her time to help build an inclusive and vibrant community, a place where her son will thrive. Trisha has joined countless community organizations for causes she holds near and dear to her heart, including fundraising for the Manna Food Bank and the Port Carling Curling Club, volunteering and donating to groups such as the Muskoka Lakes Soccer Club, YWCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters and many more.
Trisha promotes and advances reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in the riding through regular guest speaking engagements about the Truth and Reconciliation recommendations. She encourages our youth to get involved in politics by engaging them in programs that teach them about our political system. Trisha also seeks to empower youth through education. In 2016, Trisha travelled to Cameroon on a humanitarian expedition with an organization called International Children’s Awareness to provide children, particularly young women, with educational opportunities in their home communities.
As our next Member of Parliament, Trisha will be a strong champion for our community and will never stop working hard for everyone who calls Parry Sound—Muskoka our home.
Jean-Christophe Cusson is married with four children. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of information technology, including 5 years in management positions.
Born in Quebec City, he had the chance to move to Africa at the age of 11. This memorable experience gave him the opportunity to see how much Canada is appreciated internationally.
A graduate of Université Laval in geography and of Université de Sherbrooke in business computing, he worked for more than 10 years as a computer expert abroad. Over the years, Jean-Christophe Cusson gained solid experience in project management and systems development in both the private and public sectors. These different challenges led him to supervise teams of specialists.
A few years after his return to Quebec City, concerned about the academic success of children, he decided to get involved in the Quebec public education system. He serves as Chair of the Governing Board of Polyvalente de Charlesbourg and as Chair of the Parent Council of the Premières-Seigneuries School Board.
The well-being of families, the development of our young people, the improvement of the living conditions of our elders, the recognition of our soldiers for their service, the reconciliation with the native people of Wendake, the access to a skilled workforce, the integration of immigrants through work, the maintenance and improvement of infrastructure and the preservation of the environment for future generations are all issues that matter to him.
Louis-Saint-Laurent will be able to count on a pragmatic, honest and forward-looking man who will defend the rights and interests of all his fellow citizens.
Julie Dabrusin is a dedicated representative for our community who as Toronto–Danforth’s Member of Parliament has brought the voices and ideas of our neighbours, local organizations and community advocates to Parliament.
Over the past four years Julie has worked to improve Toronto by ensuring a strong federal relationship with the city. This includes bringing federal government investments to public transit, affordable housing, infrastructure projects, local entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit organizations.
Julie grew up in Montreal and is raising her family in Toronto - Danforth. She attended law school at the University of Toronto. Her family loves the local businesses, the parks, and the strong sense of community. They have lived in the neighbourhood for over 20 years.
After 13 years of practicing law, Julie decided to stay at home with her young daughters. During this time she became involved with a number of local community projects. Julie founded Friends of Withrow Park, and helped start initiatives such as the local Second Harvest Hunger Squad. She volunteered during a time when the city was undergoing significant service cuts, which connected her with people in need across our city. The people Julie worked with to fight those cuts inspired her to see what more she could do.
The many neighbourhoods of Toronto–Danforth need the strong representation in Parliament that Julie has delivered. Like Justin Trudeau, Julie knows the importance of a strong evidence-based plan to fight climate change that puts a price on pollution and invests in Canada’s transition to a low carbon economy. She is proud of the Liberal economic plan that has added over a million new jobs since 2015 and created growth and opportunities for many more. She is especially proud to be part of a government whose targeted investments in children and seniors have dramatically reduced Canada's poverty rate.
Julie is on the community’s side advocating for our most important issues. Julie has assisted with community-driven advocacy on gun control, access to healthy eating, and banning single–use plastics. She meets with constituents, local artists, and small businesses, and speaks with federal Ministers about our priorities. Julie stands up for our community and works hard to learn about our needs.
Much has been accomplished, and there is more to do. Julie will continue to work for a better future for our community, be a strong voice in Parliament for Toronto-Danforth and build upon what we have accomplished in the last four years.
An expert in innovation, Ghislain Daigle has been helping to improve and facilitate business development in his region and beyond for 33 years.
His industrial approach is making a significant impact in several areas, including agriculture. His expertise in energy efficiency contributes to the fight against climate change by helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving the competitiveness of businesses, to the benefit of our economy, our workers and our families.
Ghislain Daigle looks forward to joining Justin Trudeau’s team to strengthen the middle class, create new well-paying jobs and provide real help to families in Lévis–Lotbinière, Quebec and Canada.
Will Davis was raised in Sherbrooke, Quebec and was the sixth of eight children in his family. He moved to Burnaby in 1997 and soon after began working in the BC market as a contributor to CBC French evening news. Davis worked in both French and English newsrooms as a producer, editor and reporter.
Davis began his first career working for The Spot Jeunesse - a French language Youth Centre in a low-income neighbourhood of south-centre Sherbrooke. Will was a strong voice advocating for youth and the not-for-profit sector.
Davis was also a hit on the local comedy stages in Metro Vancouver and became a regular guest and host at his home club Lafflines Comedy Club in New Westminster. He launched a successful career that allowed him to perform across Canada. He also landed his very own national television special on CBC – Comedy Night in Canada.
Davis has produced shows for and entertained Canadian military troops at multiple locations around the world including the Middle East, Europe and even the North Pole! He also launched the Commemoration Canada program celebrating veterans and our brave soldiers.
Davis also answered Gord Downie’s call to action to “Do Something”. He led the team that worked with the Downie | Wenjack Foundation to bring the first Legacy Space to Western Canada. The Legacy Space at the Kariton Art Gallery in Abbotsford is a safe, welcoming place dedicated to providing education and spreading awareness about indigenous history and our journey of reconciliation.
Davis is also passionate about helping new immigrants in New Westminster and Burnaby and served as the Executive Director for the Multi-Cultural Helping House
Davis and his wife Wendy are the proud parents of five children. He has volunteered as a youth basketball and ball hockey coach as on his local parent advisory committee.
Matt DeCourcey is a community outreach and engagement specialist, and proud New Brunswicker. On October 19, 2015, he was elected as the youngest-ever Member of Parliament for Fredericton.
Matt’s work as MP for Fredericton is characterized by extensive community consultation and concrete action to improve the quality of life in the greater Fredericton region. He has led community consultations and stakeholder sessions on such topics as federal budget priorities for the region, building Canada’s innovation agenda, national defence policy, climate change and job creation, developing a national housing strategy, and democratic reform. In October 2016, Matt established the Fredericton Constituency Youth Council.
Community consultation informs Matt’s advocacy for policies and programs that will help create jobs, grow the economy, and make life better for people in our region. Such policies and programs include enhancements to the Guaranteed Income Supplement and Old Age Security benefits—that provide support to seniors who need it most and make it easier for those entering retirement—and the creation of the Canada Child Benefit, which is helping more than 112,000 children in New Brunswick, and will add more than $622-million to the economy over the next two years.
Matt supports the women and men in uniform serving at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, along with veterans, and their families, who live in our region. In June 2016, he was pleased to announce $38-million in funding for critical infrastructure upgrades and new training facilities at 5 CDSB Gagetown. Matt remains committed to our military members, veterans, and their families, to ensure that they receive the support and recognition they deserve.
Matt is a champion for our region’s capacity to lead in healthy living and preventative healthcare. He worked with federal colleagues and community leaders in the health and innovation fields to secure $36-million in funding to build a Centre for Healthy Living at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Matt continues efforts to position New Brunswick as a living lab for research and development in healthy aging, and to provide constituents with healthy living opportunities that address the healthcare challenges in New Brunswick and across Canada in innovative ways.
Matt is also a strong supporter of our growing entrepreneurial community. Matt’s focus on supporting small and medium-sized businesses, as well as the work of our post-secondary institutions, in sectors such as energy, natural resources, IT, and cyber-security, is aimed at helping our entrepreneurs deliver innovative products and services at home and around the world.
Prior to his election, Matt worked as Director of Communications, Education and Outreach with the New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate. Among his many accomplishments as a progressive champion for caring and inclusive communities, Matt established and directed the International Summer Course on the Rights of the Child and UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools in New Brunswick. He spent months working on health-education projects in The Gambia (West Africa), and established the Wanderers Friendship Cup, a youth soccer tournament and health-education initiative in The Gambia and Fredericton.
Matt’s professional experience includes international work as a recruitment officer with St. Thomas University, and as an aide for two Members of Parliament. Matt holds a Master of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University, and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University (STU). He is a 2012 Action Canada Fellow. Matt has volunteered as a Director of the Fredericton YMCA, President of the STU Alumni Association, Board Member with CISV Fredericton, and Provincial Coordinator of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO Youth Advisory Group.
Kyle Demes moved to Vancouver over a decade ago to pursue a Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of British Columbia. A strong connection to BC’s natural environment led Kyle to set roots in Vancouver—he and his partner Aaron are proud to call East Vancouver home.
As both a scientist and active member of the LGBTQ2S+ community, Kyle knows that governments need to make decisions that are informed by both scientific evidence and diverse perspectives. He believes government works best when there is genuine input from the people it serves, and wants the residents of Vancouver East to have a strong advocate amplifying their voices in Ottawa.
Kyle has built a successful career as a researcher and research administrator in BC. After a fellowship studying the impacts of the reintroduction of sea otters on BC coasts, he joined the Hakai Institute, where he worked to develop collaborative research partnerships spanning multiple universities, governments, First Nations, industry, and non-profits. Kyle is now a Director at Simon Fraser University, where he leads a team in the development of large-scale research initiatives. Kyle has received international recognition for his work in identifying and removing barriers to collaborative research and has a reputation for building bridges between people and across institutions to work together on shared challenges.
Kyle has seen first-hand that Trudeau government’s commitment to equity and diversity has dismantled barriers within universities over the last four years and Kyle intends to champion this systemic change throughout all aspects of society.
Michael Den Tandt is a veteran journalist, entrepreneur, leader and father who cares deeply about our community and our country, and is dedicated to serving both as the next Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey Owen Sound.
He has deep roots in the rolling farm land of the Irish Block, just east of Owen Sound. It has been drawing him home all his life.
After a celebrated career as a journalist that saw him travel the world, take on senior management roles and publish in daily newspapers from Vancouver to Halifax, in 2006 Michael returned to become Editor of the Sun Times in Owen Sound, where he co-raised his three children.
He later became a political columnist for the National Post - a position he left in early 2017 to join the Government of Canada’s Canada-U.S. unit, as speechwriter and communications advisor to the Prime Minister. Michael served in this role for two years, throughout the challenging but successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Michael is a long-time musician, first inspired to take up the guitar when he began attending Summerfolk as a kid in the late 1970s. He now enjoys sharing music with his children and friends. Fluently bilingual, Michael and family have long been part of the small but spirited franco-Ontarian community centred around Saint-Dominique Savio School, in Owen Sound.
Michael holds a sixth-degree black belt in Karate – another lifelong passion he’s put to work for the community, as co-founder and chief instructor of Fudoshin Dojo in Owen Sound. The school teaches self-defence and martial art to children, individuals and families on a not-for-profit basis. All instructors are volunteers.
In 2013, Michael co-founded the Owen Sound Hub, to help bolster local community news coverage at a time when too many local media outlets are shrinking or closing.
When he’s not working, teaching, or hanging out with his kids, Michael loves to hike and backpack the Bruce Trail along the Niagara Escarpment. His time on the trails and in the woods informs his strong belief that we need to do more to preserve and protect our environment and wild spaces.
Michael moved home from Ottawa in late 2018, after the NAFTA negotiations were completed.
Michael is running in Bruce-Grey Owen Sound because he strongly believes he can help make a positive difference working with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team for families, individuals, elders, and young people, from all backgrounds and walks of life, in our community.
Connie Denesiuk is a devoted community leader with a proven record of community service, in the region of South Okanagan—West Kootenay. As the owner of a successful construction business for the past 38 years, Connie has first hand knowledge and experience of how to grow the economy, and build a better future for families in our community.
Having grown up in Penticton, Connie has deep roots in the South Okanagan-West Kootenay region, serving on various boards and community committees, and raising her four children here with her husband Bob. Connie has been elected to the Okanagan Skaha School board for almost two decades, and recently she also served two terms as chair of the Board of Governors for Okanagan College. She was the President, Vice President, Director, and Finance Chair of the B.C. School Trustees Association and served as the inaugural chair of Trail of the Okanagans Society. Currently, she is working on completing a Masters degree in Leadership Studies, through Royal Roads University.
Connie also has a unique understanding of the South Okanagan—West Kootenay’s vibrant character, as well as the challenges experienced within the region. Connie is known for building consensus and bringing people together, which makes her the only person to represent the voices and best interests of our region in Ottawa.
As the Team Trudeau candidate for the South Okanagan—West Kootenay, Connie understands what it takes to create good, well-paying jobs in the BC Interior. Connie is committed to working with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to further grow our middle class, strengthen our local economy, and never stop working hard to build a better future for the families in our region.
Cindy Derkaz is a passionate community leader who understands the importance of strengthening our middle class, creating well paying jobs, and growing the economy, right here in North Okanagan—Shuswap.
Cindy has deep roots in the riding, having lived almost her entire life in what she describes as the “most beautiful place in the world,” and serving over a decade as the president of the Shuswap Community Foundation. Today, she and her husband Don live in the house she grew-up in which they now share with their rescue dog, Kesler.
Cindy understands the importance of small businesses in our community. She learned the importance of hard work, meeting payroll, and customer service while working at her parent’s store, Derkaz Shoes, in both Vernon and Salmon Arm. She went on to apply this valuable business knowledge to build her own successful law firm in 1981. She is an experienced lawyer and adjudicator, who has served on three appeal tribunals in BC, including a term as Vice Chair of the Environmental Appeal Board of BC.
Cindy is committed to representing our entire region, and to creating true economic diversification, investing in opportunity and growth, building reconciliation with Indigenous communities, and working towards environmental stewardship by listening to you and advocating in a respectful tone. Cindy is the best person to listen to our community, and take our voices to Ottawa.
In 2012, Cindy was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her life-long commitment to volunteerism.
Whether it is serving on the board of the Shuswap Trail Alliance, or being a part of a citizens’ group sponsoring Syrian refugees, Cindy is a proven community advocates in the North Okanagan—Shuswap, and will never stop working for the families in our community.
Jason Deveau is a devoted community leader with a proven record of community service, having served on the board of directors for several community-based not-for-profit organizations. Jason has shown a deep passion and determination to make a real difference in his community, and as the Liberal candidate for West Nova, he understands what it takes to help grow the local economy and create good, well-paying jobs.
Born and raised in Saint Alphonse, a rural community in southwestern Nova Scotia, Jason is a proud Acadian with deep roots in his community. He is fluently bilingual in French and English and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography as well as a Master of Geography degree, both from the University of Ottawa.
Jason has firsthand experience with the challenges that the residents of West Nova face every day. Since the last federal election, Jason has been working as the executive assistant to the Member of Parliament for West Nova, where he has helped address the priorities and concerns of residents from the riding.
Through his unique understanding of West Nova’s vibrant character, Jason will be a hard-working Member of Parliament, representing the region’s interests in Ottawa. The residents of West Nova need a trusted voice in government who will be a champion for their region.
A professional Engineer, British Columbia Land Surveyor and former Liberal Member of Parliament for Newton-North Delta from 2006 to 2011, Sukh Dhaliwal is pleased to once again serve as a strong voice for the constituents of Surrey—Newton when he was re-elected in 2015.
After earning his Bachelor of Science (Surveying Engineering) from the University of Calgary, Sukh started his own business Dhaliwal & Associates Land Surveying Inc. As a former member of the Surrey Board of Trade, he was an active spokesman for small businesses.
Through his dedication to community service, Sukh has played a vital role in transforming Surrey into one of the most dynamic and rapidly developing communities in Canada. He participated on the Board of Directors for SEEDS (Self Employment and Entrepreneur Development Society), was a member of the City of Surrey Parks and Community Services committee, and volunteered with Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Emergency Centre Campaign – a fundraising effort to assist in the construction of the hospital’s expanded emergency ward.
Sukh has lived in Surrey—Newton for the past 25 years, where he continues to raise his son Arjan with his wife Roni. Sukh’s two daughters, Keerat and Joat, are both completing medical residencies on their path to becoming physicians.
Anju was born and raised in the riding of Dorval–Lachine–LaSalle, of which she is currently the Member of Parliament. Before becoming an MP, she practised law for eight years. She was the first Canadian Sikh to practise in Quebec courts.
Anju holds a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws from the Université de Sherbrooke. In addition, Anju obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Montréal and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Concordia University.
Because of her altruistic side, Anju has always been concerned about the welfare of others and was a caregiver for four years. Anju offered pro bono advice to people in need who were seeking access to justice. She has volunteered with the Old Brewery Mission and contributed to its activities as a donor, which she continues to do. Just as when she mentored youth, she is still encouraging them to pursue their dreams and achieve their goals.
Anju is a woman whose political commitment and social involvement are second nature. She has been an active Liberal Party of Canada volunteer since age 13. Among other things, she was elected Vice-President (Youth) of the LaSalle–Émard Federal Liberal Association, a position she held for a decade, and later served as Vice-President (Women) of the Executive Committee and Secretary of the same riding association.
Raised and educated in Toronto, Han Dong, his sister, and his parents immigrated to Canada from Shanghai in 1990. Growing up working at his parent’s 24-hour coffee shop, Han learned the value of hard work, family, and community which ultimately lead him to public service.
In 2014, Han was elected as a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP), gaining valuable legislative experience.
Han works with a Toronto based high-tech company dedicated to building safer communities with digital neighbourhood watch technology. He has also shown leadership in promoting Toronto's diversity, currently serving as the leader of the Chinatown Gateway Committee established by Mayor John Tory.
Han and his wife Sophie, are the proud parents of Emma and Matthew.. When Han isn’t on the campaign trail, he can often be found at a local dog park with his family and their extra-large dog Seesea, or cheering on one of Toronto’s finest sports teams.
Don Valley North needs a trusted champion for the middle class, and a community leader who knows and understands our priorities. Han Dong has proven that he will never stop working hard to support families in our diverse, dynamic, and forward-looking community.
Francis Drouin was elected the Member of Parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell in October of 2015, and has been an ardent defender of liberal values throughout his life and career. Francis joined the ranks of the Liberal Party of Canada when he was 17, starting out as President of the Young Liberals of Glengarry–Prescott–Russell before going on to serve as a campaign manager for a variety of candidates working to improve their communities. He is fully bilingual, has a long commitment to community service, and is committed to working with Justin Trudeau to vigorously defend the interests of our neighbours and families with a strong and hardworking voice on Parliament Hill.
Francis worked as a special assistant in the Office of the Ontario Premier for four years and then joined a government relations firm as a consultant in 2008. As a volunteer, Francis has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Collège La Cité, and he also worked as the government relations manager for Startup Canada.
Francis holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa, and a college diploma in business administration-finance from Collège La Cité.
Emmanuel Dubourg was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Bourassa in a by-election in November, 2013, and he was re-elected in the 2015 federal election.
Born in Haiti, in 1958, Emmanuel immigrated to Quebec in 1974. He completed his high school in Montréal-Nord and received an accounting degree from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec (FCPA, FCA). Emmanuel also obtained an Executive MBA from UQAM and masterfully completed the highly regarded “triple play”: Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) with a mention for finishing 3rd in Québec’s exams and The Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec (CA).
Mr. Dubourg began his professional career in 1985 as auditor in one of the largest Canadian accounting firms, after which he had a 20-year-long career in federal public service, notably as leader of the team assembled to help uncover the underground economy. This was followed by his appointment as advisor to the Canada Revenue Agency Assistant Commissioner.
While pursuing his public service career, Mr. Dubourg taught at the collegial and post-secondary levels and acted as a consultant internationally in the accounting, financial and fiscal areas. Emmanuel also taught Taxation and Accounting at Université du Québec à Montréal and Université du Québec en Outaouais. In 2012, he co-founded CPA-Without-Borders.
Emmanuel has received numerous honours and awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the 125th Anniversary of Confederation of Canada Medal, an honour award from UQAM, and the CA Émérite award. Mr. Dubourg was decorated by the Haïtian Consulate in Montréal to celebrate his "exceptional career" and "his great contribution to the enhancement of the image and the Haitian pride worldwide".
As an international tax and audit consultant, and as a guest speaker, he taught at several institutions before making the jump to provincial politics, and then eventually to federal politics. Mr. Dubourg was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec for Viau in 2007, and then served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister of Finance. Re-elected as an MNA in 2008 and 2012, he was elected to Parliament in November 2013. He served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue from 2015 to 2017.
Emmanuel Dubourg is the father of two children: Edwin-Simon and David.
Jean-Yves Duclos was elected the Member of Parliament for Québec in 2015 and serves as the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
Prior to 2015, he was the Director of the Department of Economics and a tenured professor at l’Université Laval. As a well-published author, conference speaker, and renowned economics expert, he was often asked to comment on current events in Quebec and Canada. In addition to his professorial duties, Jean-Yves held the Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change, served as Vice-President of the Canadian Economics Association, and was a member of the Institut sur le vieillissement et la participation sociale des aînés. He was also Vice-President and Fellow of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations, Senior Fellow of the Fondation pour les études et les recherches sur le développement international and Fellow-in-Residence at the C.D. Howe Institute.
Jean-Yves is also the co-founder of the Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network (Partnership for Economic Policy, PEP). Jean-Yves earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (First-Class Honours) from the University of Alberta, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been rewarded for relentless hard work with prestigious grants, the Société canadienne de science économique’s prix Marcel Dagenais, and the Harry Johnson Award for best paper published in the Canadian Journal of Economics.
In 2014, Jean-Yves was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the highest accolade bestowed on Canadian researchers.
Jean-Yves is running for re-election to continue to help the families of Québec, and to continue to grow our local economy and strengthen our middle class.
With a diverse background including civic government, business, and environmental leadership, Terry Duguid is always well-prepared and honoured to serve his constituents in Winnipeg South. He was first elected as the Member of Parliament in 2015.
Terry has a lifelong interest in science and its role in the betterment of society. He earned first-class honours in obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and his Master of Environmental Design degree (Environmental Science) focused on tackling the crucial issues of water quality, ozone depletion and acid rain.
Throughout his career, Terry has had an abiding commitment to public service. In 1997 he founded Sustainable Developments International, a firm specializing in environmental management, sustainable development, transportation and international affairs consulting. In 2000, he was named Chairman of the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission, and in 2004 he became President and CEO of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases, a research facility he helped to create.
In addition to his professional career, Terry has devoted considerable time and effort contributing to his community, including serving as Executive Director of the Manitoba Climate Change Task Force in 2001, Chair of the Nature Task Force in 2003, and as a Member of the Manitoba Emissions Trading Task Force in 2004.
Terry has a wife and two daughters.
Kirsty Duncan has been serving the community of Etobicoke North as our Member of Parliament since 2008, and currently serves as the Minister of Science and Sport. She is passionate about building inclusive communities and advancing equality, and has dedicated many years to building a stronger middle class and a more resilient Canada. She is also a strong voice for action on climate change.
Prior to her election, Ms. Duncan was an Associate Professor of Health Studies at the University of Toronto and the former Research Director for the AIC Institute of Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School of Management.
A renowned international speaker, she has lectured for such organizations as the National Geographic Society, the Government of Japan, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. She holds a doctorate in geography from the University of Edinburgh. She served on the boards of the Indigenous Cooperative on the Environment, the Scottish Studies Foundation, the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto, and the Toronto Foundation for School Success. She has also served on the Advisory Board for Pandemic Flu for the Conference Board of Canada, and the University of Toronto, and has helped organizations throughout Canada and the United States prepare for a possible flu pandemic. She has helped provide food, shelter and education to Toronto’s youth, and served on the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
In 2006, Ms. Duncan co-chaired the 2006 Fraser Mustard Awards Gala in support of student nutrition and in October 2007, she chaired “Feeding Toronto’s Hungry Students Week.”
As a strong member of Team Trudeau, Ms. Duncan is a trusted advocate for the middle class, who will never stop working to build a better future for families in Etobicoke North. Now more than ever, we need her voice in Ottawa.
In 2015, Julie Dzerowicz became the first female Member of Parliament for Davenport. Julie believes in the importance of engaging her community, listening to her constituents, and reflecting their priorities in her work in the House of Commons.
Julie is a champion for the issues that are important to her community and to all Canadians -- including strengthening the economy and growing our middle class, advancing gender equality, protecting the environment, creating sustainable infrastructure, and bringing fairness back to our immigration system.
Born in downtown Toronto, Julie has lived in Davenport for almost 20 years. She brings extensive business and grassroots advocacy experience to her role as a Member of Parliament, and has been working with Justin Trudeau to grow our local economy and create well-paying jobs.
Julie is the daughter of immigrants, and her parents’ hard work and sacrifices contributed to her strong work ethic, belief in the transformational power of education, and a personal appreciation for the value that immigrants bring to Canada. Her background is a reflection of Davenport, as more than half of those in her riding were born outside of Canada.
Knowing first-hand how new Canadians have built Canada into one of the best places to live in the world, one of her proudest accomplishments as a Member of Parliament was the passage of her Private Member’s Motion, declaring June Portuguese Heritage Month, and recognizing June 10 each year as Portugal Day in Canada.
Prior to being elected to the House of Commons, Julie spent more than 20 years in the private sector in various senior level positions in banking and biotechnology. Passionate about creating better communities, Julie co-founded Project Neutral, an environmental charity, and was a founding board member of JUMP Math.
Julie completed her MBA at the University of British Columbia, and her Bachelor of Commerce at McGill University. She also studied abroad at the London Business School and the Institut Commercial de Nancy. Julie is fluent in English, speaks conversational Spanish and French, and is working on her Portuguese!
Wayne was raised on a family farm in North Wiltshire, Prince Edward Island. As President of the National Farmers Union for eleven years, Wayne advised a variety of national and international governments on farm policy and free trade issues.
In 1988 he received an Honourary Doctorate of Law from UPEI for his contribution to agriculture and social activism. In 1992 he was awarded the Governor General’s Canada 125 Medal for community service.
Wayne entered politics in 1993 when he was elected the Member of Parliament for the riding of Malpeque, PEI, and he has been elected eight times.
In Parliament, Wayne has served as the Solicitor General of Canada, Parliamentary Secretary for both Fisheries and Agriculture, and was critic of Agriculture, Trade, and Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness while a Member of the opposition.
In 2015 Wayne was elected Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.
A longtime Member of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, Wayne was elected Co-Chair of the Canada-US IPG in February 2016.
Wayne and his wife Helen live in North Wiltshire and have two grown children, Kimberley and Jamie, and four grandchildren.
Ali Ehsassi was elected as the Member of Parliament for Willowdale, in 2015. A proven leader in his community, Ali has worked hard to strengthen the local economy, bring investments to local and sustainable infrastructure, and support Canada’s strong position on human rights around the world. .
Prior to his election, Ali worked as a lawyer in the private sector and as a civil servant at the provincial and federal levels. He has extensive professional experience delivering results for hardworking Canadians , and brings this leadership to everything he does.
Born in Geneva and raised in New York City and Tehran, Ali moved to North York with his family in his early teens. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A.), attended the London School of Economics (M.SC.) and received degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B) and Georgetown University in Washington, DC (LL.M).
As your Member of Parliament and Team Trudeau 2019 candidate, Ali will continue to be a trusted advocate for everyone who calls Willowdale home.
Fayçal El-Khoury has served as the Member of Parliament for Laval—Les Îles since October 2015, and is running for re-election to continue to grow our economy, create new jobs, and offer real help to our families.
Originally from Lebanon, Fayçal settled in Canada in 1976. Fayçal has always demonstrated professional leadership and strong advocacy for our community. Only one year after earning his degree in civil engineering from Concordia University, he established his own construction company and contributed directly to the residential construction boom in the metropolitan region. From 2005 to 2015, he worked as a consultant specializing in business relations with the Middle East, helping several Canadian companies compete on the world stage and creating good new jobs here at home.
Locally, Fayçal is known as someone who builds and sustains community relationships through his open-minded approach. He provides a bridge between the many cultural and religious communities in the riding and he has been tremendously effective at fostering the integration of refugees and new immigrants. Fayçal will never stop working hard to build a better future for everyone in our community.
Born and raised in Belleville, Ontario, Neil Ellis has enjoyed a long history of contributing to the Bay of Quinte in a variety of roles. Neil was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Bay of Quinte in 2015.
He has owned and operated a successful local business for nearly 30 years, and from 2006-2014, he served as Mayor of the City of Belleville. A committed leader and visionary, he championed innovative strategies to address a serious shortage of family physicians and other health practitioners in the region, and also introduced local infrastructure improvements. These professional and public service roles have enabled Neil to gain an extensive knowledge of the Bay of Quinte region, and to establish strong, positive working relationships with business leaders, other elected officials, and community partners throughout Belleville, Prince Edward County and Quinte West.
Married to his wonderful wife, Susan, for over 30 years, they have raised three children: Zachary, Maddison, and Abigail.
Neil’s enthusiasm and commitment to collaboration continues to make an impact, by connecting all levels of government in order to achieve the objectives and goals of the riding and by encouraging public consultation and participation.
As Member of Parliament for the Bay of Quinte, Neil’s has been a strong advocate for local infrastructure investments which he sees as a key to promoting economic growth and creating a better quality of life for his constituents.
In 2010, as Mayor of Belleville, Neil championed the construction of the Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Moira River. Named in dedication to Canadian military Veterans, this project paid homage equally to their contributions in conflict or war, as well as their efforts to establish peace.
In 2012, Neil was made an Honourary Major of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment for his service to the Veterans and of the city of Belleville and surrounding area. Since the Bay of Quinte is privileged to be home to the largest air base in the Canadian Forces (8 Wing, CFB Trenton) it has an established population of Veterans living across the riding. In order to better serve these constituents, Neil is proud to have employed a full time staff member dedicated exclusively to DND and DVA issues and case work.
Neil obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Psychology from Carleton University, in addition to a Chartered Director (C. Dir.) and Human Resources Compensation Committee Certification (H.R.C.C.C.), both professional designations through McMaster University’s Directors College programs.
Nathaniel (Nate) Erskine-Smith was elected the member of Parliament for Beaches-East York in 2015, and is the Team Trudeau candidate in this October’s important election. .
Nate regularly attends events around Beaches-East York, volunteers his time in support of local charitable activities, and visits local schools to talk to young Canadians about the importance of participating in the democratic process.
Nate has strong roots in Beaches-East York, where he was raised and has lived most of his life. Nate attended Bowmore and Malvern, grew up playing baseball at Ted Reeve and Stan Wadlow, and his parents Sara Erskine and Lawrence Smith are well respected local teachers. Nate lives in the riding with his wife Amy, a chef and nutrition professor at George Brown College, and the director of the supper club program at Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto. They have one son, Mackinlay, born in 2016.
Before politics, Nate was a lawyer at a commercial litigation firm downtown Toronto. He supplemented his practice with volunteer legal work for a range of clients and causes, which included fighting public interest matters in court, and research for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
He obtained his B.A. (Politics) and J.D. (Law) from Queen’s University, where he pitched for the varsity baseball team. After being called to the bar, Nate obtained his B.C.L. (Master of Laws), with distinction, from the University of Oxford where he studied political philosophy and constitutional law, and pitched for both the University and City baseball teams.
As your representative in Parliament, Nate worked hard to bring an end to cannabis prohibition as well as being a champion for the environment. Nate Erskine-Smith and Justin Trudeau will continue investing in clean energy, and building on our progressive vision for the future of Canada.
Doug Eyolfson was elected as the Member of Parliament for Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia–Headingley in 2015, and has been working hard for our community ever since.
He is a successful Emergency Room doctor who has dedicated his life to ensuring the well-being of others. Since 2015, Doug has been working to improve the health of his community and has been a strong voice for our community, in Parliament.
A leader in the medical community, Doug served as the medical director of Manitoba’s land ambulance program and was an assistant professor with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He also served with Manitoba Air Ambulance, providing emergency care in remote areas. Doug’s research into hypothermia – for which CBC interviewed him while in an ice water bath – was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, which publishes original research that furthers our understanding of how the healthy human body functions under a variety of environmental and demanding conditions.
Dubbed the “Transit Angel” by local media, Doug is credited with saving the life of a Winnipeg transit rider in 2013. He used his well-honed knowledge of CPR to revive a passenger in cardiac arrest.
Since first being elected Doug was appointed to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health and the Veterans Affairs Committee where he has been a strong voice for improving the health of Canadians.
Maggie Farrington is currently the CEO of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, and she resides in Fort McMurray with her husband and two children.
In 2012, after years of practicing criminal litigation, she shifted her career on a different trajectory to follow her passion for community development and advocacy, stakeholder relations and working to support Indigenous communities. In the past, Maggie worked at the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo as its first Director of Aboriginal and Rural Relations, and then as CEO of the Athabasca Tribal Council.
Maggie is an avid community supporter. She currently serves as the Chair of Wood Buffalo Housing and Development Corporation, and recently served as the Chair of the Keyano College Board of Governors. Maggie was also an elected public director of Colleges and Institutes of Canada from 2017-2019. In the past, she has also served as Vice Chair of the Wood Buffalo Wildfire Recovery Committee and as a Board member for Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta.
Maggie’s educational portfolio includes: Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree, specializing in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto, and Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership, with a concentration in servant leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Maggie is also a certified yoga teacher and wrote her yoga teacher training thesis on the intersection of yoga and leadership.
She will work tirelessly with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to continue the support the families of Fort McMurray—Cold Lake.
Marc Faubert is a seasoned entrepreneur who has been in the region for more than 18 years. He is widely recognized for his community involvement in Salaberry–Suroît. Born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and currently living in Saint-Anicet where he raised his two children, now young adults, he cares deeply about the issues in his riding. He is the president and CEO of the Club de golf St-Anicet since 2001, where he works alongside his spouse. In 2017, he obtained a master’s degree in business administration from the Université de Sherbrooke.
Marc is known for his great ability to create lasting bonds. Through his community involvement, he has brought people from all walks of life together. His personal and professional experiences taught him that change does not happen through the work of one man, but rather through the union of many people. His approach is based on listening and seeking solutions to meet the needs of the citizens of Salaberry–Suroît and to ensure their voices are at the heart of decisions made in Parliament.
Marc Faubert is committed to representing the interests of our riding to create a better future for our families.
Winter Fedyk is a dedicated community leader with deep roots in Regina-Lewvan, where she grew up and where her and her husband are now raising their family.
As a public servant, she has served the people of Canada and Saskatchewan for twenty years, most recently as an Executive Director with the Social Services Ministry. Through her work, Winter witnessed first hand the effect that programs such as the Canada Child Benefit could have for women and families. Inspired by Justin Trudeau’s commitment to making life more affordable, she decided to run as a candidate to continue this important work.
Winter graduated from Martin Collegiate before heading off to study English at the University of Regina. She later received her Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University before moving back to Regina. She now lives in the Cathedral community where she has served on the Board of both the local community association and the Cathedral Village Arts Festival planning committee. Winter has also volunteered with organizations that provide programs and services for people with intellectual disabilities, and her family was paired with a refugee family from Afghanistan through the Regina Open Door Society’s community mentorship program.
Winter received the Institute of Public Administration of Canada’s national award for Social Leadership. She is committed to continuing this focus in her work as Member of Parliament for Regina-Lewvan and will be a strong voice for the community in Ottawa.
Greg Fergus was elected as the Member of Parliament for Hull–Aylmer in 2015, and is running for re-election as part of Team Trudeau 2019. He has served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development from 2015 to 2017, and to the President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government in 2019.
Greg has always wanted to make a difference in Canadians’ lives. Prior to his election, he worked as a senior policy advisor in several ministerial offices. He was also heavily involved within the Liberal Party of Canada, and served as its National Director, where he introduced change and innovation that helped make the party more engaging, inclusive, and efficient.
Since moving to the Ottawa-Gatineau area in 1988, he has been an advocate for social housing and seniors. He has served as a member of the board of directors of the Aylmer Arms Residence and a member of the parish council for a parish within his riding. In the past, he has been vice president of a neighbourhood association, and was also involved with school committees, sports teams and organizations defending regional interests.
Greg holds two Bachelor’s Degrees - one in Social Science and one in International Relations. He has also undertaken studies at the master’s level in international relations. Over the past 25 years, he has worked in both the private and public sectors, with not for profit organizations and in the academic sector.
Greg and his wife, Julie, have three children.
Audrey Festeryga was born and raised in Essex County as a first generation Canadian on her family’s farm near Wheatley, Ontario. After university and law school, Audrey returned to Essex County to raise a family, build a successful business and law practice, and support her community working with seniors, volunteering with various Not For Profit Boards and her Mennonite Church community.
Audrey will fight for Essex County jobs, especially for young people, so they can learn new skills and remain in our community. Her priority will be to represent the region’s numerous economic strengths, rich diversity, and the skills of our local workforce as the Member of Parliament for Essex while in Ottawa. She will defend a strong healthcare and pension system that protects our seniors and most vulnerable residents, and steward the protection of our natural environment, supporting climate change initiatives in a financially responsible way.
Audrey is a life-long Liberal supporter. She believes in a transparent government led by Justin Trudeau that respects the rule of law and the rights of all citizens, regardless of gender, age, faith, race, or sexual orientation, and that considers the opinions of experts in the key areas of health, defence, justice, the environment and agriculture.
The values she learned on the family farm still run deep with Audrey. She believes in hard work, self-reliance, caring for others, positivity, and the importance of giving back to her community. As a breast cancer survivor, wife, and mother, who came from humble roots, Audrey is uniquely qualified to overcome adversity and win back the Essex riding for the Federal Liberal Party. Her education, experience, and compassion are what will make her an effective champion for Essex in Ottawa.
Audrey lives in Kingsville with her husband Peter. She has two brilliant grown children, Kate and Ted.
Andy Fillmore was elected the Member of Parliament for Halifax in 2015, and has been working to grow our local economy and offer real help to our families. While serving in Parliament, Andy has been devoted to making our community a healthy and sustainable space to live.
In May 2016, he introduced his first private member’s motion to the House of Commons, calling for greenhouse gas analyses of government infrastructure. In September 2016, the motion passed with strong multi-party support.
Prior to his election in 2015, Andy spent twenty years as an urban planner and community builder in the private, public, and academic sectors. He is a founding member and former Vice President of the Canadian Council for Urbanism.
As Halifax’s first Manager of Urban Design, Andy’s career has included projects like the new Halifax Central Library and “HRM by Design,” the downtown Halifax plan. His leadership on HRM by Design has seen development activity in downtown Halifax increased by over forty times.
Andy also served as Director and Associate Professor at the Dalhousie University School of Planning.
Andy was also the VP of Planning & Development at the Waterfront Development Corporation where he oversaw the ongoing development of Halifax’s mixed-use waterfront, with a focus on increasing economic opportunity, enhancing tourism, and creating new public spaces in the city.
He attended Acadia University and holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and Dalhousie University.
Andy grew up in Halifax, and he is a proud, unrelenting champion for his hometown in Canada’s Parliament.
Pat Finnigan was elected as the Member of Parliament for Miramichi-Grand Lake, in 2015.
The son of a farmer, Pat grew up in Rogersville. During the late 1970s he and his wife, Lise, started their company, best known as “Mr. Tomato”. This prosperous family farming business regularly gives back to the community through their involvement in local events and fundraising for charitable organizations. Pat is also one of the founding members of the La Récolte de Chez Nous co-operative – a network in which cultivators can exchange products and promote their industry.
Pat is very involved in his community. Among other activities, he was the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Association of Community Business Development Corporations (CBDC) and President of the Kent CBDC and the Régie de la Santé de Miramichi. He was also president of the Miramichi Community Action Committee, and a member of the Ministry of Agriculture’s round table. He has received recognition on numerous occasions for his community involvement. In 2008, he received the Award of Excellence from the Province of New Brunswick for his community leadership and the Kent County Citizen of the Year Award, and in 2011, the New Brunswick Institute of Agrologists awarded him the Louis Hébert Award.
Pat holds a technical diploma in phytology from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.
Darren Fisher defines what it means to be community-oriented, coming from a long line of entrepreneurs and civic participation. The Fisher family has called Dartmouth-Cole Harbour home for generations; operating businesses, volunteering and being actively involved in their community.
Prior to being elected to Halifax Regional Council in 2009, Darren was also an avid fundraiser; working with charities, schools and local sports teams to help them achieve their goals. Re-elected to Council in 2012, Darren was also elected by his peers to represent them as Deputy Mayor.
Darren elected as the Member of Parliament for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour in 2015. Darren is known among his peers and community for his advocacy on mental health awareness, recycling, literacy and poverty.
Darren sponsored two Bills in the House of Commons in his first term – both becoming law in Canada.
Darren’s Private Member’s Bill, The National Strategy for Safe and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act (known as #BrightIdea) received Royal Assent in June of 2017. Darren was proud to sponsor Dartmouth Senator Jane Cordy’s Senate Public Bill, An Act Respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day, which has also received Royal Assent.
In their free time, Darren and his wife, Anne, can be found in a local rink following son Bruen and daughter Ava. Their summer months are spent at Lake Banook watching their children paddle for Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club.
Michele Fisher is known for her positive and compassionate approach to issues, and her unwavering commitment to the community.
Since moving to Dufferin-Caledon seven years ago, Michele has actively worked for people and the environment, enhancing our quality of life. She served as President of Rotary Club of Orangeville Highlands, President of CFUW Orangeville & District (Canadian Federation of University Women), and helped sponsor and settle a Syrian refugee family through New Neighbours. She continues to help the family to this day. Michele is the kind of leader who brings people together, respecting diversity and finding our common values.
As a marketing and communications professional by trade, Michele has more than 25 years of senior level multi-sector experience. For the last number of years, she has run her own business, consulting with clients across the corporate, not-for-profit and governmental sectors. In her early career, she was Director of Marketing for United Way Greater Toronto, where she co-authored the report, “Beyond Survival: Homelessness in Metro Toronto.” The report resulted in the municipal and provincial governments increasing supports for the homeless.
Michele is running on a platform of positive politics and integrity, two traits she believes we need to tackle the major issues of our time. Issues like climate change and building the economy of the future. Michele will be a champion for Dufferin-Caledon, a strong voice for the interests of our riding, and the kind of Member of who believes in bringing opportunities home.
Peter Fonseca is an accomplished leader in our community who has committed himself to public service. Having served as an Ontario Liberal Cabinet Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament before becoming the current MP for Mississauga East-Cooksville, Peter knows how to grow and strengthen our middle class.
Peter has proud to have lived, worked and raised his family in the riding for over 15 years with his wife, Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca, and their two children. As an Olympian who proudly represented Canada as a marathon runner, he knows about the dedication required to cross the finish line. He brings that same spirit and dedication to advocating for the people of Mississauga.
Whether through his service on the boards of the Carassauga Festival or the Luso Canadian Charitable Society or his contributions to the Portuguese Charities Foundation, Mississauga Food Bank, Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre or the Mississauga Ukrainian Church, Peter has been a champion for the diversity that our community represents and that makes all of Canada stronger.
In his time serving the people of Mississauga, Peter has been a strong voice for our community in Parliament and will continue to work alongside Justin Trudeau for middle class families and those working to build a better future for their children.
Judi Forbes is a devoted community leader, dedicated to building a better future for the residents of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. As a small business owner and volunteer, Judi has shown her determination to make a real difference for families in the community.
Judi, her husband Dave and their four children, chose Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock as their home for its lakes and outdoor spaces. She has deep roots in the riding, where her family has worked and went to school.
As small business owner of a bed and breakfast in Brock, she understands the needs of entrepreneurs and families in our community and is committed to growing our local economy. Her previous experience in the financial sector shows Judi understands what it takes to create good, well-paying jobs and how to support a growing economy.
Judi has a passion for helping others and has volunteered with local hospitals, nursing homes, senior centres and business groups. She currently serves as a board member with the Brock Board of Trade and as the Chair of the Board for a local nursing home.
Judi Forbes will never stop working hard to build a better future for the people of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.
Dr. Forsyth has dedicated his career to the health and wellbeing of Calgary families in more than 15 years as a full-time family physician, and he operates a community medical practice with his wife Rosanna in the heart of Calgary Heritage. In addition to practicing medicine and teaching at the University of Calgary, Scott is a member of the Board of Directors for the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network, whose primary mission is to improve access to family physicians and other frontline health care providers in Alberta. He also holds a law degree from the University of Calgary.
Scott is also an award-winning photographer, having been published in Canadian Geographic and several other national publications and awarded the “Photographic Artist of the Year” for two consecutive years (2014 & 2015) by the Professional Photographers Of Canada (Alberta Chapter). In 2015 he was also elected into the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and donates 50% of all profits from his prints to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
He will work tirelessly with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to continue to improve the lives of the families of Calgary-Heritage.
Mona Fortier is the first female Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier, and she has been working hard for our community in Parliament since being elected in April 2017. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Liberal Party of Canada’s 2019 National Platform Committee.
Mona’s expertise encompasses the areas of health care, education, job creation and francophone affairs. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
For more than twenty years, Mona has worked in both the public and private sector. Prior to being elected, she worked as the Chief Director of Communications and Market Development at Collège La Cité and managed her own strategic communications consulting firm. She has also served on several non-profit Board of Directors including the Montfort Hospital, the Ontario Provincial Advisory Committee on Francophone Affairs, and the Shaw Centre. In addition, Mona has received numerous awards for her community involvement, including the Queen Elizabeth II- Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
Mona is dedicated to representing the constituents of Ottawa-Vanier, where she lives with her three children.
Manon Fortin has been working in the community sector for more than 17 years. Until recently, she served as the executive director of a national federation in the health and social services field. Her various volunteer and professional roles have led her to build expertise in management, social work, social intervention, workforce development and public education. Involved in the Liberal Party of Canada for several years, Manon Fortin acted as President of the Federal Liberal Association for the riding of Beauport–Côte-de-Beaupré–Île d’Orléans–Charlevoix from 2017 to 2018. A principled woman and committed citizen, Manon Fortin wants to work actively with the people in her community to address current challenges and improve the quality of life of her fellow citizens.
Peter Fragiskatos was elected as the Member of Parliament for London North Centre in 2015.
A former political scientist at King’s University College at Western University, Peter is now combining his passion for politics with a drive to serve his community. He is committed to working tirelessly in order to effectively represent the people who entrusted him with this responsibility in October of 2015.
Prior to being elected, Peter also served as a media commentator. His works have been published by major Canadian and international news organizations including Maclean’s Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, BBC News, and CNN. Peter served on the Board of Directors of Anago Resources and the Heritage London Foundation. He is an active volunteer who ran a youth mentorship program and has worked with many local not-for-profit groups such as the London Food Bank, the Cross Cultural Learner Centre and Literacy London – a charity dedicated to helping adults improve their reading and writing skills.
Peter has a Political Science degree from Western University, a Master’s degree in International Relations from Queen’s University, and holds a PhD in International Relations from Cambridge University.
Sean Fraser is a devoted father and husband and has the pleasure to serve as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Central Nova after being elected on October 19th, 2015. In September, 2018, Sean was also appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
Sean grew up in Pictou County and has family throughout the Town and County of Antigonish. He graduated from East Pictou Rural High School and holds a law degree from Dalhousie University, a Masters degree in Public International Law from the Netherlands’ Leiden University, and a Bachelor of Science from St. Francis Xavier University.
Prior to running for office, Sean had a successful legal career with one of Canada’s top-ranked law firms. Sean is a long-time volunteer, having served as the Vice-President of a local branch of the United Nations Association of Canada, acted as a Research Fellow with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, and provided pro bono legal services to the Boys and Girls Club and underprivileged community members.
While attending StFX, Sean served as President of the St. Francis Xavier University Student’s Union from 2005 to 2006.
Sean is dedicated in his service to the constituents of Central Nova with priorities around economic development and job creation, social justice, a healthy environment and ensuring that Canada does right by the world.
Between his official duties, Sean enjoys spending time throughout the riding with his wife of nine years Sarah and their daughter Molly. Sean keeps a keen eye on the world of sports, and unwinds with his guitar or bagpipes.
And a little known fact? – Sean’s been playing the bagpipes for over 20 years!
Chrystia Freeland was first elected as a Member of Parliament for University—Rosedale in July 2013, and has served as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2017.
From November 2015 to January 2017, Ms. Freeland served as Canada's Minister of International Trade, overseeing the successful negotiation of Canada's free trade agreement with the European Union, CETA.
An esteemed journalist and author, Chrystia was born in Peace River, Alberta. She was educated at Harvard University before continuing her studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford.
After cutting her journalistic teeth as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, The Washington Post and The Economist, she went on to wear many hats at the Financial Times. Chrystia then served as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail between 1999 and 2001, before returning to the Financial Times as deputy editor and then as U.S. managing editor.
In 2010, she joined Canadian-owned Thomson Reuters. She was a managing director of the company and editor of consumer news when she decided to return home and enter politics in 2013.
She has written two books: Sale of the Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution (2000); and Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else (2012). Plutocrats is an international best-seller and won the Lionel Gelber Prize and National Business Book Award.
In 2018, Chrystia was recognised as Foreign Policy's Diplomat of the Year and was awarded the Eric M. Warburg Award by Atlantik-Brücke for her achievements in strengthening transatlantic ties.
Chrystia speaks Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, French, and English, and lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.
The Hon. Dr. Hedy Fry was first elected to Parliament for Vancouver Centre in 1993, becoming the first rookie to defeat a sitting Prime Minister. Re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, and 2015, she is now the longest-serving female MP in Canadian history.
Inspired by Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s vision for a just society, Dr. Fry immigrated to Canada in 1970, practicing family medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital for decades. She was a leader in the medical community, serving as president of the Vancouver Medical Association (VMA), BC Medical Association (BCMA), and the Federation of Medical Women. She also hosted the popular medical information show Doctor, Doctor on CBC television.
Following her election in 1993, Dr. Fry was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health. From 1996 to 2002, she was in Jean Chrétien’s Cabinet as Canada’s Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Status of Women, where she focussed on social policy, arts and culture, women’s equality, the environment, homelessness, same-sex benefits, and equal marriage.
From 2006 to 2015, she held a number of leadership roles in the Official Opposition, holding the Harper government to account as Critic for Canadian Heritage, Critic for Sport and the 2010 Games, and Critic for Health—where she was responsible for developing the Liberal Party of Canada’s 2015 Health platform.
In addition to her duties as a Member of Parliament, Dr. Fry currently serves as head of Canada’s delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (OSCEPA), and is the OSCEPA’s Special Representative for Gender Issues. She is also a member of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP), which oversees Canada’s intelligence agencies, and Chairs the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians for Population Development.
She has three adult sons and four young grandchildren.
Stephen Fuhr was first elected as Member of Parliament for the riding of Kelowna—Lake Country in 2015, and has been working hard for our community and families ever since.
Stephen Fuhr is a former CF-18 fighter pilot with the Canadian Air Force. After serving with distinction for 20 years, Stephen retired from the Canadian Forces in 2009 with the rank of Major and joined his family’s Kelowna-based company, SkyTrac Systems, which develops aviation communication and tracking equipment. As Director of Business Development and as CEO, Stephen led the company to financial success in a challenging economic climate. In 2012, he left the company to pursue his first love of flying and workers as an aircraft Captain on a Gulfstream 650. Stephen is an engaged community member and is a member of the Canadian Legion.
Stephen has deep roots in Kelowna—Lake Country, and has a unique understanding of our community and its concerns and priorities. As an avid outdoorsman, he understands the critical importance of protecting the environment so that children and grandchildren can take full advantage of the unique beauty of our region. Having led his family’s Kelowna-based company to success, he is passionate about supporting small businesses and creating good new jobs throughout the B.C. Interior. Stephen Fuhr has a proven record in both the public sector and the private sector, and he’ll never stop working hard to ensure that the residents of Kelowna-Lake Country are at the heart of decisions in Parliament.
Knowing well the region of Rivière-du-Nord since her young age, she holds an informed perspective on the region’s top priorities and dominating issues. Florence is well informed on the daily challenges faced by families and the middle-class in Rivière-du-Nord.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Specialization in Retail Trade) as well as a Masters of Business Administration (Honourable Mention), from HEC Montréal. Florence’s knowledge will go a long way in harnessing entrepreneurial talent and growing local businesses in the Rivière-du-Nord community.
Florence has extensive international experience. Fluent in Spanish, she has lived and worked in Argentina and Mexico for over four years. Most recently, Florence returns from an eye-opening year spent working in various European cities including; Paris, Lisbon and Madrid.
A passionate advocate for change, she supported local children’s charities in Argentina and Buenos Aires. In Quebec, Florence is drawn to supporting families in need. Whether through her involvement in the Breakfast Club or her commitment to the annual Guignolée event she is dedicated to making her world a better place.
Over the years, Florence has developed a strong expertise in project management, particularly in the public space context. As such, she is determined to contribute to the improvement of public transit infrastructure in the region. During her term as a Member of Parliament, Florence will strongly support environmental causes, as well as causes advocating for seniors, families, and the development of the local economy.
As a Member of Parliament, Florence will work tirelessly to advocate for her community in Ottawa. The diverse citizens of Rivière-du-Nord deserve a trusted representative, one who will vigorously defend their interests. Florence Gagnon is that representative.
Marc Garneau has served as a Member of Parliament since 2008, and in 2019, he is running for re-election in the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce--Westmount. As Justin Trudeau’s Minister of Transport, he has worked tirelessly to move forward with important measures like Canada’s new Passenger Bill of Rights and the Oceans Protection Plan, and to improve safety across all modes of transportation.
Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, Marc made history in 1984 by becoming the first Canadian to go to space. He was later appointed President of the Canadian Space Agency.
Marc also served as a naval officer in the Canadian Navy from 1974 to 1989. In 2003, Marc was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour, and in 2014, he became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Marc is a strong advocate for our community, and he will never stop working hard to make life better for families, protect our environment and improve public transit.
Originally from the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean area, Vincent Garneau has worked in international trade, international relations and economic development for almost 10 years.
Among others, Vincent worked as a trade commissioner in the Department of Foreign Affairs helping small and medium-sized businesses develop their markets abroad.
In 2015, when Chrystia Freeland became Minister of International Trade, she recruited Vincent to work on the free trade agreement with Europe, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) files. In 2017, Vincent became a senior advisor for the Ministry on Canada-US relations and NAFTA negotiations. In this role, he also managed the issue of unfair and illegal aluminum tariffs and the American tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber and newsprint. Ultimately, Chrystia Freeland named Vincent as her Chief of Staff.
These varying responsibilities have allowed Vincent to work closely with various economic stakeholders including unions, forestry companies, economic development associations and the Aluminum Association of Canada.
A natural-born athlete, Vincent has been downhill skiing since childhood. He was on his university rowing team, recreational water polo teams and swims regularly to stay active. He loves the outdoors and does photography in his spare time.
Vincent is an engaged citizen and man of action who now wants to use his experience for the economic development of his home region and to improve the quality of life for Jonquière families, workers and seniors.
With the full support of his partner and family, Vincent is enthusiastically committed to the campaign that he wants to use for the good of the citizens in the great riding of Jonquière.
Mark Gerretsen was elected as the Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands in 2015, and has been working hard to grow our local economy, strengthen the middle class, and help our families and communities thrive.
Born and raised in Kingston, Mark has had a keen entrepreneurial sense from a young age. He earned a degree in Economics from Queen's University, and in 1997 started a property development and management company, which continues to operate in Kingston today. Mark lives in Kingston's East end with his wife, Vanessa, their sons, Mason and Francesco, and daughter Vivian.
Mark was first elected as a City Councillor in 2006, and later served as Mayor of Kingston from 2010-2014. As Mayor, Mark oversaw a number of key initiatives, including the creation of the Mayor’s Task Force on Development and the Age-Friendly Plan for seniors. During his time in municipal politics, Mark also represented the City of Kingston on the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors and the Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO), where he worked collaboratively with municipal leaders across Ontario to advance such issues as the integration of social services, increased investment in local infrastructure, and affordable housing.
As Member of Parliament, Mark has been instrumental in bringing federal investments in infrastructure, research and development, and other programs to Kingston and the Islands. Most notably, Mark delivered on his promises to acquire federal funding for the Third Crossing and the reopening of local prison farms.
In Parliament, Mark has served on the Standing Committee for Environment and the Standing Committee for National Defense. Mark was also elected as Chair of the Ontario Liberal Caucus, leading Ontario MPs to identify and advance priorities for all Ontarians.
Recognizing that climate change is the most pressing challenge that we face in the 21st century, Mark continues to be a strong voice and advocate for our environment. His personal and professional commitment to climate action is clear: Mark was in the very first group of Kingstonians to generate electricity from solar panels under the Ontario microFIT program, over a decade ago, and he and his family have owned and driven electric vehicles since 2011. Regularly raising the issue in the House of Commons, at community events, and on his social media platforms, Mark will continue to take action to ensure that, together, we build a cleaner future for generations to come.
Jonathan’s mother moved to Canada from Italy before he was born. She, like many people from all around the world, made Canada her home and was determined to build a career here.
Jonathan has met hundreds of families who share that exact same history and who share his family’s determination and passion for building a future.
That determination led him to Ryerson University to study Business, Politics and Governance and Jonathan’s passion for public service led him to become an intern at the constituency office of Nathaniel Erskine-Smith.
That’s where he learned that Members of Parliament must put the interests of all their constituents first and constantly stand up for their communities.
Jonathan is also passionate about sports and he is proud to have coached youth soccer.
Jonathan is determined to make a difference.
Jonathan is now running to be your Liberal Member of Parliament in Durham. He is determined to work tirelessly with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to represent everyone here in Durham.
Gary Gladstone is a devoted community leader with a solid record of community service. Gary’s deep passion and determination has made a real difference for families in the community, having worked with organizations such as Reena to support those with developmental disabilities, and in senior roles at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
As the Team Trudeau candidate for Thornhill and an entrepreneur, Gary understands what it takes to create good, well-paying jobs in the community. Now he is committed to working with Justin Trudeau to further expand our middle class, and to support every family working hard to join it.
Living in Thornhill for over twenty-five years, Gary has deep roots in the community, where he and his wife Melanie raised two sons. Gary has a unique understanding of Thornhill’s vibrant diversity and community, and he will be a hardworking Member of Parliament, representing the community's interests in Parliament.
Gary has firsthand experience with the challenges that middle class families face every day, and he understands the priorities for Thornhill. He has worked with all levels of government to support low-income housing, those with developmental disabilities and, multi ethno-cultural communities. He has a proven track record of delivering superior results by building consensus and cultivating effective relationships with multiple stakeholders. The families of Thornhill need a trusted voice in government who will be a champion for a stronger middle class.
Gary Gladstone will never stop working hard to build a better future for the families of Thornhill.
One of the most respected members of the House of Commons, Ralph Goodale has been elected 9 times as an MP from Saskatchewan.
In each of the last 16 years, community surveys conducted by Prairie Dog magazine have chosen him as “Regina’s Best MP”. He was also selected by his peers as Canada’s first-ever “Parliamentarian of the Year”.
As Minister of Public Safety, Ralph has worked in a professional manner with all of Canada’s security agencies to keep us safe and protect our rights. He successfully enacted 12 public safety Bills, including the most comprehensive upgrading of Canada’s national security architecture in more than 30 years. To fend off accelerating impacts of Climate Change, he has also led prompt and effective federal responses to serious natural disasters across the country, including the most damaging storms, floods and wildfires ever recorded.
Ralph Goodale has delivered big results for Regina. Here are some of the most vital federal investments accomplished through his leadership:
· $65 million to buy new emergency helicopters for STARS Air Ambulance;
· $11 million to help rejuvenate Regina’s historic Globe Theatre;
· $30 million to rebuild and restore College Avenue Campus, University of Regina;
· $18 million for Regina Transit including a new operations centre, 23 new buses, ten para-transit vehicles, and system-wide enhancements;
· $10 million to upgrade the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant;
· $11 million to help remediate the old CP railyards, downtown;
· $9.6 million for a new overpass/intersection at Winnipeg Street and Ring Road;
· $40 million to advance innovation at Evraz Steel, supporting 1,100 local jobs;
· Improvements at the Regina Fieldhouse, Lawson Aquatic Centre, city hockey rinks and water parks, the YMCA, Darke Hall and Royal Saskatchewan Museum;
· Over 700 new units of Affordable Housing and more than 2,000 units renovated;
· 37 New Horizons projects to enhance the quality of life of Regina seniors;
· Expansion of Regina’s landfill gas system, saving money/generating power;
· Enhanced weather radar systems to better safeguard local lives and property;
· Multi-million dollar investments in scientific research at the University of Regina in fields ranging from particle physics to post-traumatic stress;
· Regina designated the national base for an Innovation SuperCluster focused on global excellence in Plant Proteins ($153 million).
Ralph has extensive experience in Cabinet, serving previously as Minister of Finance, Public Works, Natural Resources and Agriculture. He brings unique prominence to this community.
Highly regarded by journalists and by political friends and foes alike, he has been described as “a first-rate Minister” and “a problem-solver and team-player” with “unequivocally positive reviews”.
Born in Regina and raised on a family farm near Wilcox, Ralph Goodale graduated from both the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. He and his wife Pamela (Kendel) have called Regina their home for nearly 50 years.
As a lifelong Burlington resident, new mother, and the youngest female cabinet minister in Canadian history, Karina Gould is a fierce advocate for her community and a strong voice for Burlington in Ottawa.
For the past four years, Karina has been working hard to address your concerns on issues related to Climate Change, healthcare, the rising costs of living, the need for good jobs, and greater equality in a growing society.
The daughter of a small business owner, Karina understands hard work. That’s why she ran for office in the first place – to work tirelessly for her community to help make it a more equal, fair, and welcoming place for all Canadians.
As the Member of Parliament for Burlington, Karina was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Development and La Francophonie, where she worked to restore Canada’s reputation on the world stage and helped to develop Canada’s feminist international assistance policy.
In January, 2017, Karina was sworn in as Minister of Democratic Institutions, with her primary role being to improve, strengthen and protect Canada’s democratic processes. As Minister, Karina has fought hard to make our democratic process more modern, secure, and accessible.
And with the birth of her son, Oliver, Karina became the first federal cabinet minister to have a baby while holding office. She is passionate about breaking down barriers for women, youth and underrepresented groups.
She holds degrees in Political Science from McGill University and International Relations from the University of Oxford. Prior to entering politics she worked for the Mexican Trade Commission in Toronto and the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.
Karina lives in Burlington with her husband Alberto, their son Oliver, and their cat Pancho.
Jonah was born and raised in Powell River, and growing up spent many hours, days and weeks in Port Alberni with his grandparents attending the Fall Fair, camping with his family at various Vancouver Island campsites, and playing a variety of sports at almost all of the high schools in the riding.
Jonah, who has been fascinated with politics for a long time, works at the BC Legislature, and previously studied Political Science at the University of Ottawa. During his time in Ottawa he regularly volunteered on Parliament Hill giving him an in-depth look at the inner workings of our Federal government and an appreciation for how decisions are made. This experience also underscored the value a strong politician can add to their community.
Jonah’s first leadership achievement dates back to his home to Powell River and his high school days when he, along with a few friends, founded the Powell River Youth Resource Center and raised the necessary funds to keep the doors open for the first year of its existence. What he is prouder still of, is the fact the Center is still open to the teens of Powell River as a new generation have picked up the slack when Jonah and the other founders left Powell River following their graduation.
Jonah is passionate about the outdoors, loving to hike and camp near as many small lakes across Vancouver Island as he can find. Jonah’s other passion is volunteering with experience in a wide variety of causes. He has coached basketball for the past three years and really enjoys the mentoring aspect of coaching teenage boys.
Jonah has three main concerns, first use the infrastructure money the federal government is investing here locally to support local governments. He knows from his time in Ottawa this is a constant battle to keep Courtenay Alberni in the minds of decision makers at all times. Second, support the creation of more local jobs to help keep people in local communities for the long term. Finally a commitment to protecting the environment both locally and nationally.
David Graham has been the Member of Parliament for the riding of Laurentides–Labelle since October 2015.
Deeply immersed in politics and community service since childhood, David was born and raised in a family of community activists. He has explored the length and breadth of the vast Laurentides–Labelle riding and is familiar with its challenges and strengths.
During more than 8 years as a technology journalist, he founded, ran, organized, or volunteered with a number of charities, non-profits and community projects in the fields of technology, heritage and community action, including as a co-founder of the Open and Free Technology Community, three-term board member of Software In the Public Interest, and driver for Operation Nez Rouge in Mont-Tremblant, among many others, and obtained his flying licence and CPR-C certification.
Prior to being elected, David had been working as a political assistant for Liberal MP Scott Simms, and still managed to find time to volunteer in his community. David Graham is the father of a young daughter and he sees his role as building bridges and working to provide a better future for her and all families of Laurentides–Labelle.
Steven Guilbeault is a prominent figure in the fight against climate change, and it is from Laurier–Sainte-Marie that he has been leading this fight for years. This is where he raised his children, works and lives, and where he finds the sacred flame that feeds his commitment.
It all started at the age of five, when he climbed a tree to protect it from real estate developers who were about to cut down the woods behind his home in La Tuque. Twenty-five years later, he scaled the CN Tower in Toronto to call for Canada to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.
Steven cofounded Équiterre, the largest environmental organization in Quebec, in 1993 and acted as its senior director from 2007 to 2018. He also served as director and campaign manager for Greenpeace. A strategic advisor at Cycle Capital Management, a fund dedicated to the development of clean technologies, for more than ten years, he also worked for Deloitte and Touche and for Copticom, a consulting firm specializing in issues related to the green economy, the social economy and transportation.
From demonstrator to strategic advisor for dozens of governments and businesses in Canada and abroad, Steven is a pragmatist who seeks to make a difference by building bridges and relationships.
Steven knows that to strengthen the middle class, the issues of climate and social justice, which are at the heart of the concerns of the families of Laurier–Sainte-Marie, must be tackled head-on. By entering politics, he wants to provide the means to go further and faster.
As a father of four and stepfather of two, Steven will work tirelessly, as he has done for the past 25 years, to build a better future for the families of Laurier–Sainte-Marie, a tightly knit riding with strong networks of mutual aid and support for the most vulnerable, and ensure that residents of the riding remain at the heart of decision making in Parliament.
Patty Hajdu was elected as the Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North in 2015. She served as Minister of Status of Women from 2015 to 2017 before being appointed Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. Patty is a strong advocate for women’s rights, youth employment, and affordable housing.
Before entering politics, Patty was the Executive Director of Shelter House and was a co-author of the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy. She also previously worked in public health and focused on drug policy, youth development and homelessness. Patty is a graduate of Lakehead University and earned a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Victoria.
She is a compassionate advocate for Thunder Bay-Superior North and all of Canada, believing that a more inclusive country benefits everyone. As Member of Parliament, she remains firmly focused on ensuring every Canadian has a fair shot at success.
Marie-Chantal Hamel has lived in Beloeil for nearly 10 years, in the heart of the beautiful Richelieu Valley, a region she particularly loves for its vitality, its dynamism and its community life.
A dedicated volunteer for many causes such as academic perseverance and human rights, Marie-Chantal Hamel was honoured for her community involvement by the National Assembly of Quebec. Her dedication motivates her to share her knowledge and experience to make a difference in her community.
Today, Marie-Chantal Hamel is an international mentor and is committed to the community at both the local and international levels. She is a member of several chambers of commerce (CCIVR, CCIRS, CCIMM) and business networks (BPW Montréal).
A businesswoman, manager and retired lawyer, Marie-Chantal Hamel is recognized as a professional who brings people together and is committed to everything she does. A research administration manager at CRIR for the past 10 years, she has extensive political experience working with ministers, senators and members of Parliament as well as parliamentary institutions.
Marie-Chantal enthusiastically joins Team Trudeau as the candidate for Beloeil–Chambly, with a party that represents her values of compassion and inclusion.
It is with great pride that she will represent and defend the interests of the citizens of Beloeil, Carignan, Chambly, McMasterville, Marieville, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Otterburn Park, Richelieu, Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu and Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Marie-Chantal Hamel intends to approach the region's issues with rigour and conviction, serving the citizens and families of Beloeil–Chambly who need a strong voice in Ottawa.
Jamie has a long and proven record of public service, and is the Team Trudeau candidate for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke.
Jamie and his family have deep roots here. Growing up hiking the Sooke Hills, swimming in Thetis Lake, and paddling our coastlines, he and his family, including his mother who still lives in the family home in View Royal, are proud to call the Island home.
Jamie graduated from Esquimalt High and the University of Victoria before earning his International Affairs degree from Carleton University.
Jamie grew up with public service instilled as a core value—something he lived throughout his 28-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces, including tours of Bosnia and Afghanistan, and serving as the founding Commanding Officer of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment. He went on to serve as Private Secretary to two Lieutenant Governors of B.C., and as a senior civil servant with the provincial government, focused on innovation and international trade.
Jamie’s breadth of experience has provided him with insight into Canada’s unique role in the world, the importance of leadership, and the challenges families and our environment are facing today. He is looking forward to working with Justin Trudeau to continue the progress made by the Liberal team. He will work hard to strengthen the middle class, grow the economy, and offer real help for families in our community.
Mohamed Hammoud is a dedicated and driven community leader with strong ties to London-Fanshawe, having spent nearly 20 years working in the heart of the riding, where he developed a deep understanding of its diverse people, communities and businesses.
Using his extensive background in leadership development, diversity and inclusion, Mohamed has dedicated countless volunteer hours helping build bridges within our community. An activist and strong supporter of inclusion, he believes in the power of public service to make positive change. Married for 21 years and father to three children, Mohamed believes in developing a stronger middle class to provide more opportunities and jobs that pay well to better support families and prepare our youth for the future.
Having immigrated to Canada over 40 years ago, Mohamed understands the importance of immigration to sustain Canada's diversity and growth. His outreach efforts demonstrate his ongoing commitment to progressive community-building. He has served in various capacities as a board member to different local not-for-profits and community organizations, including the Muslim Resource Centre (MRCSSI), the National Council of Canadian Muslims, and the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. He also was a lead on a pilot project under the Ontario Anti-Racism Secretariat that enabled non-English speakers to gain multilingual access to social services.
He is an instructor at Western University and Fanshawe College, as well as a regular contributor to various media outlets, including the CBC and the London Free Press, and is an award-winning Toastmaster. Mohamed also recently gave a TEDx Talk about identity at the Awake and Aware TEDx Conference in Traverse City, Michigan. Working tirelessly to advocate for a message of community inclusion through acceptance and growth, Mohamed will bring his ambition and drive for making positive changes to our community.
Ken Hardie was elected as the Member of Parliament for Fleetwood–Port Kells in 2015, and has been working with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to grow our local economy and offer real help to our families.
Ken and his wife have lived in Surrey’s Fleetwood–Port Kells community for the past 15 years.
As a broadcaster and a senior public affairs manager, Ken Hardie spent his career connecting people with information, resources, and services in order to better inform and engage people in their communities.
After studying economics at the University of British Columbia, and graduating from the Executive Management Development Program at Simon Fraser University, Ken began his career in broadcasting as a commentator, announcer, and interviewer with various radio and television affiliates across BC and Western Canada. As a communication director in the public sector he has been closely involved with key public safety and regional development initiatives across BC and in Metro Vancouver, including Surrey.
Ken designed and implemented innovative mass and social media campaigns that enabled public dialogue, and helped inform major provincial and regional policies. He has seen first hand the importance of engaging with his community to drive results that make a difference in the lives of families from Fleetwood–Port Kells.
With his proven track record in the public sector, Ken is the strong voice that Fleetwood–Port Kells needs in Parliament. He will never stop working hard to build a better future for families in Fleetwood–Port Kells.
Laurence Harvey is a community leader with deep roots in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. She was born and raised in Lévis surrounded by her family, which is located from Bellechasse to Montmagny.
Laurence holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa and a master’s degree from the Sciences Po University in Paris. Passionate about sustainable development and the fight against poverty, she previously worked for UNICEF, the United Nations agency for the defense of children’s rights.
Then, wishing to contribute to the policies of a progressive government, she became involved as an intern in 2016 with the new federal Liberal government in Ottawa. With her acquired experience, she was hired as a political attaché in the department of public policies of the Prime Minister’s Office. She worked among a team responsible for a wide range of matters affecting the lives of families in our region, including the important reform of the Canada Child Benefit, the enhancement of the Canada Pension Plan for our seniors and the fight against climate change. Back in the Chaudière-Appalaches region since 2018, Laurence currently works for the Canadian Partnership for Women’s and Children’s Health.
As the Team Trudeau candidate for Bellechasse–Les Etchemins–Lévis, Laurence is determined to improve the lives of her fellow citizens. She is now committed to working with the Liberal team to ensure that the residents of Lévis, Bellechasse and Les Etchemins are at the heart of the decisions made in Parliament. A woman of action, Laurence wishes to use her experience on Parliament Hill to initiate major projects in her region.
Gerry Hawes, a lifelong resident of Orillia, is in tune with the hopes and needs of the people of Simcoe North. For many years, he served as Executive Assistant to our former Liberal Member of Parliament, Paul DeVillers, and oversaw several winning election campaigns.
Gerry has had a successful career, both in the private and public sectors. He has been an entrepreneur and a director with an influential organization of financial executives, and more recently a public policy professional who advised two provincial ministers and served as a Senior Policy Advisor in government, developing supports for the cultural industries such as publishing, and live and recorded music. With this background, Gerry can navigate government, open doors. It is this solid, practical experience that will make Gerry a strong Member of Parliament for Simcoe North.
Gerry’s parents instilled in their children the values of hard work, fairness, equity and inclusion. Gerry’s brother became a police officer, his sister a soldier, and Gerry charted a career mainly in roles with a social mission. This background made Gerry the caring adult that he is today, it formed his outlook on life, and it is why he is politically progressive.
One of Gerry’s defining strengths is his ability to work constructively with people from all walks of life, from differing social and economic echelons, and across party lines. And with his experience in both the private and public sectors, Gerry has unique perspectives for developing our local economy.
Gerry is a key player behind the renowned Mariposa Folk Festival. In recognition of Gerry’s leadership in this organization over the past 20 years, he was inducted into the Mariposa Hall of Fame, in the company of a short list of luminaries including Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Murray McLauchlan, and Sharon, Lois & Bram.
Gerry is bilingual in French and English. His spouse of thirty years, Ambrose Doucette, who is Indigenous, was raised in a military family on bases in Canada and Germany and enjoys a successful career in retail. Gerry knows what Simcoe North needs and will work tirelessly with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to deliver real results.
Susan is a physician, born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her parents moved from Alberta to Saskatchewan in the late 1950s. She has lived in the Saskatoon-University riding most of her life and is in touch with the strengths and the challenges of this urban riding.
Susan trained in general surgery at the University of Calgary and practiced as a general surgeon in Saskatoon for 17 years. She has also worked as an emergency medicine physician and currently practices family medicine. In 2008, Susan returned to university to acquire a law degree (JD) and then a Master of Laws (health law). In addition to her family practice, she also works half-time at the Saskatchewan Medical Association as the Director of Physician Advocacy and Leadership. Susan was a Council Member for the Canadian Medical Protective Association for 6 years and teaches ethics and medico-legal issues to medical students and residents at the University of Saskatchewan.
Susan enjoys reading, writing, swimming, golf, squash and tennis and also participates in music, playing the piano and the cello. She is married to Grant Stoneham and they are parents to three daughters (and two dogs!).
Terry Hayward is an accomplished community leader with a proven record of public service. For over 35 years he worked in the Canadian agriculture industry, including five years spent as a diplomat promoting Canadian interests in Washington DC and New Zealand. His work was recognized in 2002 when he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal for a lifetime of public service.
Terry has deep roots in Brandon-Souris. Born and raised in Brandon, he graduated from Harrison High School receiving the Outstanding Graduate and Governor General’s Awards. His family hails from the Pilot Mound and Mather areas with both sides being pioneer settlers, helping to build their communities.
No matter where his career led him, Terry spent time volunteering in his community. Be it in minor hockey, the arena board, the provincial soccer association, or the community music association, he has always contributed his time and energies for all in the community.
Brandon-Souris needs a strong voice to bring the concerns of Westman to Ottawa. Now more than ever we need a person who will never stop working to build a better future for families, seniors and businesses; someone who will be a trusted advocate for the community and a stronger middle class. Terry Hayward has proven he will never stop working for a better and stronger Canada.
Richard Hébert is a devoted community leader with a proven record of public service, and was elected the Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Jean since October 2017 .
Richard served as Mayor of Dolbeau-Mistassini from November 2013 to September 2017, and has shown his deep passion and determination to make a real difference for families in our community.
As our Team Trudeau candidate for Lac-Saint-Jean, Richard knows what it takes to create good, well-paying jobs in our community. He served as president of the Corporation of Funeral Directors of Quebec from 2004 to 2007, and served as the Quebec representative for the Funeral Services Association of Canada from 2008 to 2013.
Born and raised in Lac-Saint-Jean, Richard has deep roots in this community, where he and his wife Andréanne raised their daughter. Richard has a unique understanding of Lac-Saint-Jean’s vibrant character and community, and he has been a hard working Member of Parliament for all of us.
Richard Hébert has firsthand experience with the challenges that face middle class families every day, and he understands your priorities. Our community needs a trusted voice in government who will be a champion for a stronger middle class, and Richard Hébert will never stop working hard to build a better future for families in Lac-Saint-Jean.
With my experience as Minister of Health and Seniors in the Government of Quebec, I wish to serve the people of Longueuil–Saint-Hubert and represent them in Parliament. After several months of reflection, I realized that federal policy is a powerful vehicle for the major collective changes that are needed in the current context.
I have previously worked as a geriatrician, researcher, teacher, university dean and expert on public health and aging issues. I have consistently pursued the same goal: modernizing the healthcare system to adapt to the aging of the population by changing our public policies. This important project guides all of my professional and political actions. I am confident that in the role of a federal member of Parliament, I will be able to act on the issues of aging and home care, in keeping with the health priorities of Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party.
In collaboration with the provincial governments, the federal government must implement clear guidelines and measures to address the unavoidable challenges of the next few years, such as aging, chronic disease prevention and the fight against climate change.
We must strengthen our efforts to reduce social inequalities which are not only unacceptable but also a driving factor in many chronic diseases.
It is time for the riding to be represented by an energetic MP who is part of the governing party to effectively advocate for these issues and priorities. I am committed to listen to you, understand your needs, and defend your priorities alongside Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team.
Seamus Heffernan has a long-standing passion for public service which he traces back to his time as a high school teacher and youth worker, where he saw first-hand the difference one person could make if they are willing to work hard on behalf of those who need it most.
Before entering politics, Seamus worked in education, policy analysis, journalism and marketing. He is also a published author and a former TEDx speaker. He has undergraduate degrees from Memorial University and the University of Ottawa, as well as a master’s from the University of the Fraser Valley, where he is an instructor with the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice.
Most recently, he was the constituency manager for Jati Sidhu, the Member of Parliament for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, whose campaign he helped run in 2015. In this position he has worked closely with many government Ministries and agencies, with a particular focus in infrastructure, crime and public safety, healthcare and housing. The role has also seen him regularly engage with the municipal leadership of Abbotsford, giving him a keen understanding of the unique challenges facing the city as it continues to grow and prosper.
As a member of the Abbotsford community—along with his partner Chelsey and his infant son James—Seamus is working to fight for the people of Abbotsford and their issues in Ottawa, and be part of a Liberal Government that has proven its commitment to all Canadians.
Kent J. Hehr was born and raised in Calgary. Kent’s mom worked as a school principal and his father as the president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association, making education and public service part of the fabric of everyday life. Kent took an early interest in sports, especially hockey, eyeing a career as a physical education teacher. In 1989-90 he played with the Calgary Canucks and helped win the Alberta Junior Hockey League Championship. The following year he attended Mount Royal College and played with the Cougars, his stick-handling getting better and better.
Then Kent’s life changed forever. In October 1991, while riding in a friend’s car, Kent was hit by a drive-by shooter. The injury left him a quadriplegic. He would never walk again.
Like thousands of Canadians with life-altering spinal cord injuries, Kent’s path changed, but his pace didn’t. In fact, if anything, it quickened. While still recovering, Kent studied at the University of Calgary, and received a Bachelor of Canadian Studies followed by a Bachelor of Law in 2001.
Kent practiced law at the prestigious national firm, Fraser Milner Casgrain (now Dentons), and became an active community leader, working with the United Way and heading the Alberta branch of the Canadian Paraplegic Association. In 2008 he won the race to represent the constituency of Calgary-Buffalo in the Alberta Legislature, a seat he successfully defended in 2012.
In 2015 he was successful in a run to become the Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre in the House of Commons.
Over the past decade of his political involvement he has become one of the most recognizable faces in Calgary. When not on the campaign trail or spending time with his nephews and wife, Deanna, Kent can often be found in the community chatting with constituents in the local Safeway or Co-op.
Born in Ottawa as part of a military family, Blair moved often with his family and learned early the value of finding common ground and building new relationships quickly, qualities that he embraces to this day.
At the end of his family’s military career, they settled in Edmonton, where Blair finished his schooling and launched his career. Blair served as an officer in the RCMP (posted in St. Walberg in northern Saskatchewan), Investigator for the Provincial Ombudsman’s Office and Federal Immigration Officer settling refugees of the Vietnam War. For the last 35 years, Blair has been a small business person in the construction and real estate industry, and has settled in the Cowichan Valley.
Throughout his entire life, Blair has known that if you want your community to serve you, you must also serve your community. He has volunteered for numerous organizations over the years and, currently, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (previously serving as President), is a Director of the Cobble Hill Farmers Institute and was Co-Chair of the 110th Annual Cobble Hill Fair.
With his four children grown and the family expanded with six most-awesome grandchildren, Blair has found new roots in farming in the Valley. Chickens, bees, dogs, cats and various crops keep him, and his wife, busy. Farming has given him a front row seat to the impact of a changing environment and the challenges of food security on the Island.
The changing environment is a key reason motivating Blair to put his hat in the ring for this election.The Liberal government’s climate commitments constitute an unprecedented investment in transit, infrastructure and renewable energy, in addition to putting a price on pollution, all in order to drive down greenhouse gas emissions. Blair supports the decisions made by the Liberal government on the environmental file and is proud of the significant progress made in the last four years.
While the challenges in the environment are critical, the economy needs to remain strong. The Liberal government has met this need head on by creating over 1 million jobs, lowering income taxes for the middle class, increasing the Child Tax Benefit for young families and reducing the Old Age Security eligibility age from 67 to 65 years. Like many ridings in Canada, Blair’s riding of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford is geographically and demographically diverse. Liberals understand and support this diversity and are investing in all Canadians.
Blair believes in hard work, accountability and that the best solutions come from a consideration of differing opinions. His collaborative approach will bring together the challenges of the environment and the economy to keep Canada moving forward.
Geneviève and her partner Sébastien chose Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie to raise two young girls, aged 8 and 11, in a shared arrangement with the girls’ mother.
Geneviève has gained a wealth of experience in public affairs throughout her career in the private sector, public service and politics. She has worked in three levels of government including the municipal level in Montreal, the government of Quebec, and the federal Government of Canada. Geneviève is highly progressive and has played a key role in developing public policies that directly impact families, communities and vulnerable populations. She has worked to strengthen the childcare system, make medical aid in dying accessible to patients at the end of life, simplify the implementation of supervised consumption sites, and regulate cannabis. Geneviève also has solid experience in the private sector, where she worked as a communications consultant for a leading global information technology company.
For Geneviève, the role of an elected official is to serve, unite and build. As a natural leader dedicated to public service, she has always known how to listen, build relationships and bring together the people around her to carry out inspiring projects.
Geneviève now wants to put all her energy and leadership into serving the families in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie. She is determined to work tirelessly with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to continue supporting families, strengthening the local economy and the middle class, and ensuring the priorities of her fellow citizens are at the heart of all decisions made in Parliament.
Born and raised in Regina and fluently bilingual, Estelle Hjertaas is a proven leader and a respected lawyer running to be a strong voice and representative for Prince Albert in Parliament.
Estelle earned her Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours, History and Political science) at McGill University and degrees in civil and common law from the University of Ottawa. She lived in Ontario and Quebec before moving back home to Saskatchewan to settle and work in Prince Albert .
As a proud resident of Prince Albert, Estelle is currently serving on the boards of the Prince Albert YWCA, the Prince Albert Bar Association, and La Société canadienne-française de Prince Albert, and has served on the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library Board, the Association des juristes d'expression française de la Saskatchewan (AJEFS), and the Prince Albert Downtown Strategic Plan Board. She volunteers as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince Albert and with Pro Bono Law. She founded Prince Albert Salsa, providing free weekly dance lessons for five years and building a latin dance community from scratch, as well as Prince Albert Young Professionals, to allow young people in the community to meet others, and to try to retain those who move to the city for work by fostering a sense of community and connection.
Estelle has also seen many of the challenges this community faces working as a Legal Aid lawyer. As the Team Trudeau candidate for Prince Albert, Estelle is committed to working with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to strengthen our middle class, create good new jobs for families in our community, work towards reconciliation and improved opportunity for Indigenous peoples, and continue building an inclusive society that offers every Canadian a real and fair chance at success.
Alan has lived and worked in Markham Unionville for more than twenty years with his wife Alice and his two sons. He is a proud alumnus of York University and has his Business degree.
Elected in 2010, Alan is now in his third term as a Markham councillor
He has chaired numerous Markham Council committees and is presently chairing the Markham Culture and Economic Development Committee. He helps to bridge business relationships between Markham and global investors and is a tireless promoter of the City of Markham. He is also known as being very responsive to his constituents’ individual issues.
For over twenty years, he has owned and operated a company he started with Alice, specializing in garment manufacturing and wholesaling. When Alan became a city councillor more than eight years ago, Alice stepped in and took the reins. She has been at the helm ever since, allowing Alan to devote himself fully to his council work.
Alan has a passion for community service which started years before he became a city councillor. He has helped raise funds for many non-profit organizations, including the Centre For Immigrants And Community Services, Cherish Integrated Services Inc. (an agency serving the developmentally handicapped population), Markham Stouffville Hospital and Fengcai Seniors Club. This has given him tremendous insight into and understanding of the diverse needs in our communities.
He has also volunteered in Liberal election campaigns for more than two decades while promoting political awareness. He was the Riding President for the Provincial House Speaker and MPP, Dr. Alvin Curling from 1999 to 2001.
Before being elected to the Markham Council in 2010, Alan has served in a range of volunteer capacities in various government, community, and charity organizations and committees.
To name a few, Alan has been:
- President of the Markham-Unionville Rotary Club (2009),
- President of the Center for Information and Community Services of Ontario (CICS) (2008),
- Director of the Scouts Canada Foundation (2010-2016)
Due to his commitment to serving the people, both his communities and governments have acknowledged Alan and shown their appreciation by presenting Alan with numerous awards and accolades:
- Recipient of the International Year of Volunteers in 2001 by the Federal Government
- World Baden-Powell Fellow in 2010 by Scouts Canada
- Named a Top 25 Canadian Immigrant in 2011
Gordie Hogg is an accomplished community leader with a proven record of public service, and was elected as the Member of Parliament for South Surrey—White Rock in October 2017. Having served as Mayor of White Rock, as a BC Cabinet Minister, and as a Member of the BC Legislative Assembly, he understands what it takes to create good jobs in South Surrey—White Rock, and he has been working closely with Justin Trudeau to grow and strengthen our middle class.
Gordie and his family have deep roots here in South Surrey—White Rock, where his father also practiced as a prominent physician. He and his wife are proud to live here, and to have raised their son here. He served on White Rock council for 20 years, 10 of which he was mayor. He has been a board member of more than 15 committees and non-profit societies, including the Peace Arch Community Health Council and the Peace Arch District Hospital.
Gordie recently completed his PhD at Simon Fraser University, and has acted as a board member on more than 15 committees and non-profit societies. He has also been a foster parent and little league coach.
Mark Holland is the Member of Parliament for Ajax. A lifelong community advocate, Mark has lived in the Durham Region his entire life and previously served Ajax as Member of Parliament from 2004 – 2011. From 1997 to 2004, Mark served as a Durham Region and City of Pickering Councillor. During his time on Council, Mark focused on the redevelopment of Pickering’s waterfront, youth employment, environmental issues, and worked to keep Pickering’s taxes the lowest in Durham Region.
From 2015-2017, Mark served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions. In 2017, Mark was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and was appointed Chief Government whip in 2018.
Mark is also the former Executive Director of the former Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s Ontario Mission and National Director of Children and Youth. Mark currently lives in Ajax with his three children and remains focused on supporting families in Ajax.
Afroza and her husband left Bangladesh and moved to Canada 30 years ago and faced many challenges.
She pushed herself to go back to school in her 40s and get her Diploma in Business Administration at Durham College. Following that, she then continued her education and graduated in 2017 from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology with an honours Bachelor of Commerce.
Afroza has used these challenges to connect with others, especially those trying to join the middle class. She has worked with refugees, immigrants, and other women who have gone through situations she experienced firsthand. Despite unsteady employment and the loss of her home during the 2008 financial crisis, Afroza managed to raise her daughter and care for her husband when he battled cancer while in school herself. She is especially proud of her work with newcomers when they settle in Canada.
She is the perfect voice for Oshawa because she truly understands how hard it is to join the middle class. No one, whether a new immigrant or 5th generation Canadian, should have to struggle so hard to succeed. She has gone through it all and has only come out stronger and ready to work.
Today, Canada has opened up to her and let her make a home. Now, she wants to give back by uplifting others and empowering the voices of the middle class and those working hard to join it.
Anthony Housefather was elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Mount Royal in October 2015, and has been working with Justin Trudeau to grow our local economy and invest in our families and children.
In February 2016, he was unanimously elected Chairman of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Anthony has two Law Degrees (B.C.L. and LL.B.) from McGill University and an MBA from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business. He worked at Dialogic Corporation – a multinational technology company, where Anthony rose through the ranks to become Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel.
Anthony has been politically active for 25 years, first being elected to office in 1994. He was first elected as a municipal councillor in Hampstead and has served as Mayor of Côte-Saint-Luc from 2005 to 2015. Anthony participates in numerous activities in his community. He is a member of the drama society and swim team. His performance in swimming earned him seven medals at the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel. He has also been a volunteer for many years within a number of organizations serving his community.
Kim Huffman is a lifelong resident of Haldimand-Norfolk. She is married to Larry,who was raised in Springvale on a Dairy farm. Larry has been employed at CGC in Hagersville for over 22 years. They have raised their 4 children, Carly, Braden, Abby and Ben in Hagersville and Waterford.
She has worked in the Social Services field for over 30 years and worked at the Multi-service agency, Haldimand-Norfolk REACH for 17 years. Kim has a deep understanding and knowledge of the riding.
In addition to this, Kim has been a longtime community volunteer and has coached minor hockey, soccer and baseball. She is also a cofounder of the local Farmer's Market.
She has an unwavering commitment to her community and is aware of the uniqueness of Haldimand-Norfolk and all it has to offer.
Kim looks forward to representing all the constituents and pledges to be a committed and engaged representative for her community.
Ahmed D. Hussen is a Canadian politician and a lawyer. He was elected in the 2015 federal election and is proud to represent the riding of York South-Weston in the Canadian parliament.
Ahmed immigrated to Canada in 1993 and settled in Toronto. After attending high school, Ahmed started working with the Hamilton-Wentworth social services department where he began his career in public service. Upon his return to Toronto in 1997 and subsequently studying at York University, he co-founded the Regent Park Community Council. As the president of this organization, Ahmed played a key role in securing the $500 million revitalization project for the Regent Park while advocating for the 15,000 residents to ensure that their interests were protected. He was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for his leadership efforts in the Regent Park Community.
Serving as National President for the Canadian Somali Congress, Ahmed worked with national and regional authorities to advocate on important issues to Canadians of Somali heritage, strengthening civic engagement and integration. His results-driven reputation led to an invitation from the Toronto City Summit Alliance to join the task force for modernizing income security for adults. As a result of his advocacy work, the Toronto Star recognized Ahmed as one of ten individuals in Toronto to have made substantial contributions to our community. Ahmed also worked as a Special Assistant for intergovernmental affairs to former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and has sat on the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security.
After earning a law degree from the University of Ottawa Faculty Of Law, Ahmed Hussen practiced law in the areas of criminal defence, immigration and refugee law, and human rights. He has served as a director on the board of the Global Enrichment Foundation, an organization that has enabled women in East Africa to access education in colleges and universities in the region. He has also served on the board of Journalists for Human Rights, an organization that empowers journalists in developing countries to cover human rights and governance issues objectively and effectively.
After being elected to parliament in October 2015, Ahmed sat on the Justice and Human Rights Committee and was active in the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association. In January of 2017, he had the honour of being appointed as the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He continues to serve in this role, using his position to improve the immigration system to better serve the interests of Canadians, and is a strong voice for his constituency.
Gudie Hutchings became the Member of Parliament for the riding of Long Range Mountains in October 2015. With her strong community ties and commitment to Newfoundland and Labour tourism, she was appointed by Prime Minister Trudeau as the Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism, and later served on the National Security and Intelligence Committee.
Born and raised in Corner Brook, she is proud to call the Humber Valley home. Gudie’s focus on consultation and consensus-building makes her a strong voice for the business owners, workers, and families of Long Range Mountains. Since being elected, she has worked closely with Justin Trudeau to grow and strengthen the middle class.
A well-known advocate in the outfitting and tourism industry for over 30 years, Gudie spent a decade as a board member for the Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association, where she served as both president and vice-president. She was also Chair and Managing Director of the Battle Harbour Historic Trust – an organization committed to protecting, and promoting the living heritage, integrity, and natural environment of Battle Harbour.
Gudie is a former president of the Corner Brook Chamber of Commerce and was a founding board member of the Canadian Federation of Outfitting Associations. In all her pursuits, she has focused on developing and retaining local employees and promoting sustainable environmental practices.
Gudie was also Co-Chair of Forget-Me-Not, a community group dedicated to raising money to honour past and present soldiers at Remembrance Square in Corner Brook.
Elected the MP for Alfred-Pellan on October 19, 2015, Angelo Iacono is a husband and father who works hard on behalf of the community he represents. He regularly volunteers and participates in fundraising walks and dinners, and he gives generously to help causes dear to his heart. Compassion, commitment and determination are values that push Angelo to invest in making his constituency a better place to live.
A lawyer by trade, a politician by vocation, and a humanist by conviction, Angelo Iacono is a determined, passionate man with a strong professional background. After studying political science at McGill University, Angelo went on to study civil law at UQAM and obtain a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa. His openness to the world led him in search of new horizons, and he obtained a certificate from the European Union and its institutions, as well as a certificate in European community law from the faculty of law of Lyon, in France.
Angelo Iacono is a staunch defender of Canadian values and has been actively involved in politics since his teens. He is proud to represent the riding of Alfred-Pellan in Ottawa, and he has a strong desire to make a difference in his community. Since he became an MP, federal funding in the community has increased exponentially, as has the number of beneficiaries. Through the Canada Summer Jobs program, the New Horizons for Seniors program and the CanExport program, Angelo Iacono is working to ensure that residents and businesses in Alfred-Pellan can take full advantage of the many opportunities provided by the Government of Canada.
While progress has been made for young people, seniors and families, Angelo Iacono intends to continue his efforts in the community of Alfred-Pellan to provide new opportunities for businesses to expand their markets, create jobs and generate wealth in Alfred-Pellan. Of course, diversification and increasing federal grants will be one of his top priorities in order to help support organizations and services for constituents.
With these goals in mind, Angelo Iacono plans to run for re-election in 2019 and renew his commitment to the residents of Alfred-Pellan.
Larry Ingram knows Battlefords—Lloydminster inside and out, and he is deeply committed to growing Saskatchewan’s middle class.
Born and raised in Turtleford, Larry is a successful small business owner and sheet metal contractor who has worked on countless barns, homes, schools, and historic buildings in this community. Larry knows the value of hard work and determination, and he’ll work closely with Justin Trudeau to strengthen our middle class and create good, well-paying jobs in Battlefords-Lloydminster.
Larry has a proven commitment to public service, demonstrated in his service as a former Municipal Councillor for RM Mervin 499 and as the Team Trudeau candidate in Battlefords—Lloydminster for the 2015 election. He is also the former vice-chair of the North Central Transportation Planning Committee.
Dr. Helena Jaczek served as the Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Oak Ridges-Markham from 2007 to 2018.
During that time Helena served as Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Chair of Cabinet and as Vice-Chair of the Health, Education and Social Policy Cabinet Committee. She also served as the Minister of Community and Social Services and on the Standing Committee on Social Policy. She was the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on General Government, and served on the Select Committee on Mental Health and Addictions, and the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.
Helena currently sits on the boards of Reena, an agency providing services to adults with developmental disabilities, and Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, where she is Chair of the Quality Committee.
After coming to Canada from England as a 12 year old, Helena later received her medical degree and Master of Health Sciences from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
After many years in general practice on staff at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto,Helena became the Medical Officer of Health and Commissioner of Health Services for the Regional Municipality of York. During her 18 years in this position, she was responsible for public health, land ambulance and long-term care in a region of more than one million people.
Helena was awarded the Helen Keller Award by the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons and the Canadian Helen Keller Centre for the contributions she has made to hearing and visually impaired Ontarians. She has also received the Ontario Physiological Association Public Service Award, the Ontario Medical Association Life Membership Award as well as the Outstanding Alumni Mentor Award from the University of Toronto’s Public Health Sciences Alumni Association.
Helena is joining Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to continue to serve her community.
Leon Jensen dedicated forty-two years to serving Canada in The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. He continues to serve the veteran community as president of the RCA Association.
He is currently completing his studies at Trinity Western University. Leon believes in lifelong learning.
His community involvement with Rotary supports his belief that united people can take action for lasting change.
As a father and grandfather, Leon's vision is to ensure we have in place the essential environmental framework to create a sustainable future for generations to come.
He will work tirelessly with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to continue to support families and the middle-class in our community.