Liberal Party of Canada

Greg Fergus

Hull—Aylmer

MP Greg Fergus

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Digital Government.

Greg Fergus was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Hull—Aylmer in 2015.

Over the past 25 years, Mr. Fergus has worked in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors.

Since moving to the Ottawa-Gatineau area in 1988, Mr. Fergus has been an advocate for social housing and seniors. He has served as a member of the board of directors of the Aylmer Arms, a residence for semi-retired and retired seniors, and a member of a local parish council. Previously, he was vice president of a neighbourhood association, and was also involved with school committees, sports teams, and organizations promoting regional interests.

Mr. Fergus holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa, and a Bachelor in International Relations from Carleton University. He has also undertaken studies at the Master’s level in International Relations.

He and his wife, Julie, have three children.

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Ahmed Hussen

York South – Weston

Ahmed Hussen

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen is the Member of Parliament for York South—Weston. A community advocate and lawyer, he has proudly represented the residents of York South-Weston since 2015.

Ahmed immigrated to Canada at the age of 16 as a refugee. After attending high school in Hamilton, Ontario, Ahmed worked at the Hamilton—Wentworth social services department before he settled in Toronto in 1997. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at York University and soon co-founded the Regent Park Community Council. As the president of this organization, Ahmed played a key role in fiercely advocating for Regent Park’s 15,000 residents, securing a $500 Million investment to revitalize Regent Park. 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 working 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 the city. Ahmed has also worked as a Special Assistant for intergovernmental affairs to former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

After earning a law degree from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Ahmed Hussen practised law in the areas of criminal defence, immigration and refugee law, and human rights. He has served as a member on the board of the Global Enrichment Foundation, an organization that has enabled women in East Africa to access post-secondary education. 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.

Ahmed was elected as the Member of Parliament for York South—Weston in 2015 and sat on the Justice and Human Rights Committee. He was also the vice-chair of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association. In January 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Ahmed as Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship.

Ahmed was subsequently re-elected as the Member of Parliament for York South—Weston in October 2019. On November 20, 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Ahmed Hussen as Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

In parliament and in his constituency, Ahmed Hussen continues to work hard for the residents of York South—Weston and for all Canadians.

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Afeez Ajibowu

Elgin-Middlesex-London

Over 30 years of leading change, creating values and making a difference.

Afeez has had a brilliant career in the private and public sectors in Africa, Europe and North America creating values, building people and leading change in sectors such as Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Entertainment, FMCG, Financial Services, Alcohol and Tobacco Industries. 

Afeez Ajibowu believes in giving back to the community as a demonstration of gratitude, service to others and duty to country. In over three decades, he has committed his time, intellect, money and influence to the service of the Environment, the Arts, The base of the pyramid and Poverty Alleviation, Diversity and Inclusion, Financial Inclusion for Minorities and Women, as well as social justice issues.

Recent and Ongoing Charity/Volunteering Commitments

Black Canadians Political Awareness and Action

Convener and Lead 

Black Canadians Political Awareness and Action group is a non-aligned organization engaging Black Canadians in politics through voters education, mobilisation to join political parties, drive to stand for elections, volunteer during elections and to present policy positions to governments.

London and Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership 

Member – Sub-Council (Inclusion and Civic Engagement, and Employment (2018-2020)

LMLIP is a collaborative community initiative, funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, and supported by the Government of Ontario and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario

City of London – Community Diversity and Inclusion

Member- Removing Barriers to Employment

Community Diversity and Inclusion is a priority for the City of London. Implementation of the Community Diversity and Inclusions Strategy (CDIS) launched in May 2019. CDIS vision: London is a diverse and inclusive community that honours, welcomes and accepts all people; where people have the power to eliminate systemic oppressions.

London Family Court Clinic
Member – Board of Directors
For over 40 years the London Family Court Clinic has served children and families involved in the justice system. LFCC is a non-profit, registered charity funded partially by the Ontario government and overseen by a voluntary Board of Directors

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Arielle Kayabaga 

London West

London Ward 13 Coun. and Liberal candidate for London West Arielle Kayabaga.


Seeking a more stable environment and ample; opportunity, Arielle’s family left her home country, Burundi, in the midst of a civil war. After arriving in Canada, Arielle faced many of the challenges inherent in most new Canadian stories; insecure housing, precarious employment, and unfamiliar systems to navigate. She’s become a champion for other newcomers and all London residents, striving to realize equitable and stable futures for their families.

After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Carleton University, Arielle gained initial experience in government supporting Members of Parliament through her work in caucus services on Parliament Hill. Arielle was one of 29 young Canadians selected to represent the nation’s youth at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 16). She entered local government as part of the mentorship program at London’s City Hall and then ran a successful campaign to become a City Councilor.

Arielle is an active public speaker, having worked with London Black History Committee and Regional HIV Aids Connection. She has served on and is a member of various local boards, including the Black History Month committee, the Urban League of London, Réseau-femmes du sud-ouest de l’Ontario, Association culturelle burundo-canadienne de London, and the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition.

Balancing her roles as a single mother, City Councilor, community activist and passionate city builder, Arielle’s story is one of breaking barriers, overcoming adversity, and defying expectations. She is a shining example of a new type of political and community leader; progressive, unapologetic, and committed to representing marginalized voices in her community.

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Daniella Johnson

York-Simcoe

Daniella Johnson has dedicated her life to public service by working to better the lives of all Canadians.  

Daniella has worked tirelessly to support the development and growth of social purpose organizations, fostering meaningful and measurable impact in communities across Ontario and Canada as a whole. To start, Daniella began her career in social services as a caseworker for the Ontario Works program and at the Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership, where she collaborated with cross-sectoral partners to facilitate the successful settlement, integration, and community involvement of immigrants and refugees. 

Daniella later worked with the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, and with LIFT Philanthropy Partners, a national non-profit committed to strengthening the capacity of social purpose organizations across Canada. In these roles, she led multiple capacity-building initiatives to support the non-profit sector and supported the development of strong partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities. 

Daniella holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology and a certificate in Community Development from Western University. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and completed her MBA at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. 

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Emmanuel Dubourg

Bourassa

Emmanuel Dubourg

Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant with an Executive Master of Business Administration, Emmanuel Dubourg was a manager in the federal public service for 20 years. An international tax and audit consultant, as well as a guest speaker, he taught at several institutions before making the jump first to Quebec politics in 2007 and then to federal politics in 2013.

Academic and professional background

• Master’s in Business Administration (Executive MBA), 2000
• Member of three professional accounting associations, 1987 (CA, CGA, CMA)
• Bachelor’s in Accounting, UQÀM, 1985
• Certificate in computerized management, 1984
Professional experience

• Manager, Canada Revenue Agency, (CRA) 1987-2007
• Adviser, Office of the Deputy Commissioner and Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister at CRA
• Guest speaker, Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, 2006 and 2007
• Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal since 2004, and Université du Québec en Outaouais, 2006
• International tax and audit consultant, 2000-2002
• Teacher, Institut des Hautes études, Mali, 2001
• Teacher, CEGEP Montmorency, 1987-1990
• Auditor, Coopers & Lybrand CA, cabinet de CA, 1985-1987
Political experience

• Elected Liberal Member of Parliament for Bourassa in 2013, re-elected in 2015 and 2019
• Chair of the Standing Committee on Official Languages of Canada, 2020
• Member of Canada-China Special committee, 2020
• Member of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, 2017-2019
• Member of the Ethics and Privacy Committee
• Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, 2015-2017
• Critic for Economic Development – Quebec Region, 2014-2015
• Critic for National Revenue, 2013-2015
• Elected Liberal Member of the National Assembly for Viau in 2007, re-elected in 2008 and 2012
• Parliamentary Assistant of two Finance ministers, 2008-2012
• Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture, 2007
• Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, 2007 Select achievements
• Co-chair, Black Leaders Government Summit, 2016
• Chair, Underground Economy Committee, 2016
• Bill C-691 on family business transfer taxation, 2015
• Co-chair of the Liberal Party of Canada’s annual convention, 2014
• Co-founder, CPA-Without-Borders, 2012
• Government action coordinator following the earthquake in January 2010 in Haiti
• Launched “Rencontres du bourg” on immigrant employment
• Responsible for the tour on “Ageing of the Population and Retirement”
• Investment for artificial soccer fields
• MP sponsor for medical care of sickle cell disease
Honours

• Great Ambassador, Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, (FCPA, FCA) 2014
• Recipient, “Excellence in Politics” Trophy, African Canadian Achievement Awards, 2016
• Recipient, Prix Paul-Déjean, Haïti Consulate, Montreal, 2015
• Honours, Network of African Professionals, 2015
• Recipient, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal, 2013
• Top 20 Diversity personalities, 2013
• Recipient, Performance Award, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2006
• Recipient, Emeritus Certified Accountant, 2006
• Laureate, Black History Month, 2006
• Recipient, Governor General of Canada Medal, 1992
• Recipient, Innovation and Excellence Award, Canada Revenue Agency, 1992

His slogan is “Avèw Map Maché,” (“By your side.”)

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Getahun Shawile

Bow River

Getu (Getahun) Shawile, P.Eng., P.E., BA.

I’m pleased to share that Getahun Shawile has been acclaimed as the Liberal Candidate for Bow River in the next federal election, and will continue building on our hard work to keep Canada moving forward.

With a strong focus on important new engagement with Canadians, the Team Trudeau nominations process helps ensure we’re ready to re-elect our dedicated Liberal team in Parliament and continue to elect even more talented, diverse, and hardworking community leaders as Liberal MPs across Canada, whenever the next campaign eventually arrives.

As we look forward to the important work ahead of us, the hope and hard work of Liberals across Canada will ensure our candidates and teams are ready to run competitive campaigns, and earn another mandate from Canadians – including right here in Bow River.

For more information on the nominations process, please click here.

Thank you for all that you do.

Sincerely,

Hon. Navdeep Bains
National Campaign Co-Chair
Liberal Party of Canada

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Habiba Mohamud

Edmonton Griesbach

Dr. Habiba is a community advocate who was born in rural Kenya, where access to essential services was extremely limited. At seven years old, Habiba began raising livestock to help with the family income, and balanced schoolwork with caring for her elderly grandmother. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture before relocating to Edmonton in 2001 to complete her Masters and Ph.D. at the University of Alberta. She spent the last 12 years in public service working for the Government of Alberta. The success of her work earned her the Premier’s Public Service Award.

Habiba’s has always advocated for preserving a clean environment for future generations. She will work to ensure that students have the resources they need to pursue their education and that our seniors enjoy a secure retirement after a lifetime of hard work.

As mother to three girls, Habiba knows that Edmonton Griesbach needs a representative who understands our priorities, will take bold action to strengthen our middle class, protect people’s health, protect our environment, and build a fairer and more equal Canada. Habiba will be that voice, and she’ll never stop working hard to build a better future for our community.

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Hedy Fry

Vancouver Centre

Hedy Fry

Fry was born in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. She is of ScottishSpanishIndian, and Chinese ancestry.[2] After declining an English Literature scholarship to Oxford, Fry earned her equivalent of a BA in Science in one year and then went on to receive her medical training at the Royal College of Surgeons in DublinIreland.[1] She immigrated to Canada in 1970 and established a practice in Vancouver.

Fry worked at St. Paul’s Hospital (Vancouver) for 23 years. She served as president of the British Columbia Federation of Medical Women in 1977. She was president of the Vancouver Medical Association in 1988–89, the BC Medical Association in 1990–91, and chaired the Canadian Medical Association’s Multiculturalism Committee in 1992–9. She volunteered as a Tawny Owl as a member of the Girl Guides of Canada, leading a Brownie group.[3] Fry was also a host on the nationally televised CBC show Doctor Doctor.

Fry sought and won the Liberal Party nomination for Vancouver Centre for the 1993 federal election over lawyer David Varty and college lecturer John Lang in March 1993. She was elected to the House of Commons of Canada, defeating Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Kim Campbell. Fry was only the fifth person to unseat a sitting prime minister, and the first to do so on his or her first try for office. Fry has been re-elected in every subsequent election (1997200020042006200820112015 and 2019 ).

She served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare from 1993 until 1996 when she was appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Status of Women. Fry apologized to the people of Prince George, B.C. after she said in the House of Commons that “crosses are being burned on lawns as we speak”.[4] Fry did not remain a minister after cabinet was shuffled in 2002.

When Paul Martin became Prime Minister of Canada at the end of 2003, he made her Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration with special emphasis on Foreign Credentials. After the 2004 election, she was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development with special emphasis on the Internationally Trained Workers Initiative.

In 2006, she beat high-profile NDP activist and former MP Svend Robinson and in 2008 she defeated high-profile Conservative Lorne Mayencourt. On May 4, 2006, Fry became the 11th person, 3rd woman, and the only Westerner to officially enter the Liberal party leadership race. Fry launched her leadership campaign saying that Canada’s diversity is its greatest competitive advantage – “our weapon of mass inclusion” – and called for a “non-ideological” approach to problem solving. She withdrew from the contest on September 25 and announced her support for Bob Rae.

Re-elected in Vancouver Centre for a sixth term in 2008, Fry was appointed the Official Opposition Critic for Canadian Heritage. On November 21, 2008, Liberal leadership candidate Bob Rae announced that Fry would serve as his Campaign Co-Chair in British Columbia.

Fry was re-elected in 2011 by a margin of approximately 2,000 votes.[5] When the Liberals lost power in 2006, Fry was named as Critic for Sport Canada in the Liberal shadow cabinet. In 2011, as the Liberals lost their designation as Official Opposition, Fry was named Liberal Critic for Health.

In the 2015 election, Fry won her riding once more, becoming the oldest Canadian MP and the longest serving female MP. During the 42nd Parliament, she was appointed to the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, which provides oversight to Canada’s security services and requires a Top Secret security clearance.[6]

In the 2019 Election, Fry once again won her riding for a 9th consecutive term.[7] She currently serves as the Special Representative for Gender Issues at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, a role she has held since 2010. Fry is also a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, and the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic. [8]

Fry has three adult sons and four grandchildren. Her eldest son, Pete Fry, was elected to Vancouver City Council in the 2018 municipal election.

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Hibo Mohamed 

Edmonton Strathcona

Hibo Mohamed (@Hibo4Strathcona) | Twitter

I’m pleased to share that Hibo Mohamed has been acclaimed as the Liberal Candidate for Edmonton Strathcona in the next federal election, and will continue building on our hard work to keep Canada moving forward.

With a strong focus on important new engagement with Canadians, the Team Trudeau nominations process helps ensure we’re ready to re-elect our dedicated Liberal team in Parliament and continue to elect even more talented, diverse, and hardworking community leaders as Liberal MPs across Canada, whenever the next campaign eventually arrives.

As we look forward to the important work ahead of us, the hope and hard work of Liberals across Canada will ensure our candidates and teams are ready to run competitive campaigns, and earn another mandate from Canadians – including right here in Edmonton Strathcona.

For more information on the nominations process, please click here.

Thank you for all that you do.

Sincerely,

Hon. Navdeep BainsNational Campaign Co-Chair
Liberal Party of Canada

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Jonas Fadeu

LA POINTE-DE-L’ÎLE

Jonas Fadeu candidat libéral dans La Pointe-de-L’Île

I’m pleased to share that Jonas Fadeu has been acclaimed as the Liberal Candidate for La Pointe-de-l’Île in the next federal election, and will continue building on our hard work to keep Canada moving forward.

With a strong focus on important new engagement with Canadians, the Team Trudeau nominations process helps ensure we’re ready to re-elect our dedicated Liberal team in Parliament and continue to elect even more talented, diverse, and hardworking community leaders as Liberal MPs across Canada, whenever the next campaign eventually arrives.

As we look forward to the important work ahead of us, the hope and hard work of Liberals across Canada will ensure our candidates and teams are ready to run competitive campaigns, and earn another mandate from Canadians – including right here in La Pointe-de-l’Île.

For more information on the nominations process, please click here.

Thank you for all that you do.

Sincerely,

Hon. Navdeep Bains
National Campaign Co-Chair
Liberal Party of Canada

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Lisa-Marie Wilson

Barrie–Innisfil

Lisa-Marie Wilson.

The Barrie–Innisfil Federal Liberal Association has announced that Lisa-Marie Wilson will be the Liberal Party of Canada’s candidate for Barrie–Innisfil in the next federal election.

The association described Wilson as a community leader with a strong connection to the residents of Barrie–Innisfil. She is the current Simcoe County District School Board Trustee for Wards 7, 8, 9 and 10, and a volunteer with multiple local organizations.

She is currently a government of Ontario employee, who is passionate about protecting the environment, supporting seniors, and ensuring families have safe and affordable places to live, the association said in a media statement.

“In the next election, residents of Barrie–Innisfil and all Canadians will have a clear choice,” the association stated. “While Conservatives want to go backward with austerity and cuts to vital services that families rely on, Liberals are focused on moving forward with our positive plan to grow the economy, create jobs, and fight climate change.”

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Marci Ien 

Toronto Centre

Marci Ien MP (born July 29, 1969) is a Canadian politician serving as the member of Parliament for the riding of Toronto Centre. Previously, she was a broadcast journalist for CTV.[2] She co-hosted the CTV daytime talk show The Social from 2017 until 2020.[3] Previously, she was a reporter for CTV News and a co-anchor on the CTV morning program Canada AM.

On September 17, 2020, Ien was announced as the Liberal Party of Canada‘s candidate in Toronto Centre for a by-election to fill the seat vacated by former Finance minister Bill Morneau.[4] She won the by-election on October 26, 2020, defeating Green Party of Canada leader Annamie Paul.[5]

Ien graduated with a degree in radio and television arts from Ryerson University in 1991.[6] She began her career at CHCH-TV in Hamilton, Ontario in 1991 as a news writer and general assignment reporter.[7] In 1995 she began reporting from Queen’s Park in Toronto, with her reports appearing both on CHCH’s local news and on WIC‘s national newscast Canada Tonight.[7] In 1997 she moved to CTV as a reporter for CTV Atlantic, covering major stories including the crash of Swissair Flight 111 off Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia.[7]

In 1995, Ien won a Radio Television Digital News Association Award for her news serial Journey to Freedom, a look at the Underground Railroad.[7] In 2008, she was the recipient of the Black Business and Professional Association Harry Jerome Award in the media category.[7] In 2014, she was granted the Planet Africa Award for excellence in media. In 2015, Ien garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination in the Best Host category for her work on Canada AM. In 2016, she was honoured with an African Canadian Achievement Award for her journalistic achievements.

As a child, Ien was a regular on the Crossroads Christian Communications program Circle Square.[7]

On September 17, 2020, Ien was announced as the Liberal candidate for the by-election to the 43rd Canadian Parliament for Toronto Centre,[8] following the resignation of Bill Morneau.

Ien was elected to the Parliament of Canada on October 26, 2020.[9] She was formally sworn in on November 25, 2020.[10]

Marci Ien is a Black Canadian of Trinidadian descent. Ien was born in St. James Town and raised in Toronto where she now lives with her two children, Blaize and Dash.[2]

Her father, Joel Ien, came to Canada in the late 1960s to attend university and went on to a career in education as a teacher, principal, and school superintendent in Toronto.

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Michael Coteau

Don Valley East

Michael Coteau

Michael Coteau was elected in 2011 as the MPP for Don Valley East. He currently serves as Critic for Infrastructure, Energy, Labour, Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade and was formerly Minister of Children and Youth Services, as well as Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism. Previously, he was Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, as well as Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games, and before that, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

Prior to entering the provincial government, Michael was elected as a school board trustee for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in 2003, 2006 and 2010. As a trustee, Michael advocated for student nutrition, community use of space and the use of educational technology. He initiated the ‘Community Use of Schools’ motion that drastically cut user fees and made schools more accessible to groups that offer programs for children. He helped introduce nutritional changes in schools that supported healthy food programs and increased awareness of student hunger.

Michael worked as an ESL instructor and curriculum developer before becoming a community organizer for a United Way agency in Scarborough. He was also the Marketing Manager for ABC Life Literacy, where he was responsible for the organizing of the Family Literacy Day across Canada, and was Executive Director of Alpha Plus, a national literacy organization mandated to support adult education through the use of technology.

Michael grew up in Don Valley East and attended Don Mills Middle School and Victoria Park Collegiate Institute. He holds degrees from Carleton University in both Political Science and Canadian History. He and his wife Lori live in Toronto with their two daughters, Maren and Myla.

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Abdifatah Abdi | Team Trudeau
Abdifatah Abdi

Abdifatah Abdi

FORT MCMURRAY–COLD LAKE

Abdifatah Abdi and Justin Trudeau are the only team with a real plan to grow our economy, protect people’s health, protect a clean environment, and make life better for families right here in our community.

While Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives are focused on going backward with cuts to vital services that families rely on, Liberals will keep moving forward with bold action to create good new jobs, invest in the middle class and the most vulnerable, and ensure that everyone has a real and fair chance at success.

Together, we can elect a dedicated Liberal Member of Parliament to work with Justin Trudeau to build a better future for everyone.

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David Ondieki

RED DEER–LACOMBE

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David Ondieki and Justin Trudeau are the only team with a real plan to grow our economy, protect people’s health, protect a clean environment, and make life better for families right here in our community.

While Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives are focused on going backward with cuts to vital services that families rely on, Liberals will keep moving forward with bold action to create good new jobs, invest in the middle class and the most vulnerable, and ensure that everyone has a real and fair chance at success.

Together, we can elect a dedicated Liberal Member of Parliament to work with Justin Trudeau to build a better future for everyone.

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