Abdul Abdi is your federal Conservative Party candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean. He is a 15-year veteran with your local police, and has taken an unpaid leave of absence in order to campaign in the 2019 election. This is his second time running to be your Member of Parliament.
Abdul is a proud Canadian. He came to Canada more than 30 years ago as a refugee escaping civil war. He studied Political Science at the University of Ottawa, gaining a thorough understanding of Canada’s democracy. Prior to joining the police service, Abdul was a youth worker at the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. For eight years, he provided programming for at-risk youth. He kept kids off the street and mentored them towards a better path.
In 2004, Abdul joined the Ottawa Police Service. In addition to his time as a patrol officer, Constable Abdi served as part of the RCMP National Security Community Outreach Program. He has also been a coach officer, providing training and guidance to new recruits. Abdul is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for building relationships between diverse communities and the police.
Abdul is a husband and the father of three children. He understands the importance of ensuring that parents are able to raise their families in safe neighbourhoods, free from drugs, guns and gangs. Community safety is a deeply personal priority for Abdul. As a middle-class Canadian, Abdul feels the burdens of high taxes and a rising cost of living. He will advocate for policies that help Canadians keep more of their hard-earned money. Abdul Abdi will be a strong and responsive MP for the people of Ottawa West-Nepean. He will protect the rule of law and make life more affordable in our riding.