CARLETON—Following a competitive nomination race with 500 local members, Theresa Qadri, a local businesswoman and Chair of the Stittsville Food Bank, was chosen as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Carleton.
“I’m elated to be nominated as our local provincial Liberal candidate, and I’m ready to ensure that we have fairness for our residents and to ensure we invest in the care that our community needs under Premier Kathleen Wynne’s leadership,” said Qadri, a local mother and a grandmother of five.
“I’m running to ensure we pay a fair minimum wage and that we continue to support nearly a quarter of a million students with free tuition so they can get the education they deserve. The Ontario Liberal Party is making sure all children and youth have free prescription medication. We are showing how we value seniors and we are going to ensure that we invest in the health and care that our riding needs. Our plan is delivering for our community,” she added.
Theresa Qadri is a local businesswoman and the partner of Stittsville Councillor Shad Qadri. Amongst her many community volunteer positions, she has served as a volunteer at the Stittsville Food Bank since 2007and has been the Chair for over five years. She was also the first female president of the Rotary Club of Stittsville, vice-chair of the Stittsville Village Association and treasurer for the Goulbourn Historical Society. Qadri won the Governor-General Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, the Communitas Award Beacon of Light for Stittsville Leadership in Community Service Award and the Goulbourn Business of the Year.
Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan that is creating opportunity and fairness during this period of rapid economic change and uncertainty. Ontario's economy is growing, but too many families are not experiencing the benefits of that growth and feel they can't get ahead. That’s why the Ontario Liberal plan has stepped up to make tuition free for 225,000 students, provide free prescription drug coverage for children and youth, build 100,000 affordable child-care spaces, and raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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