Nepean Liberal Nomination contest All-Candidates debate, June 21st
On June 21, 2014, the Nepean Federal Liberal Association will be holding an all-candidates' debate from 3 to 5 pm in the cafeteria of l'École Secondaire Catholique Pierre-Savard (1110 Longfields Drive - Corner of Longfields and Strandherd).
There are four candidates vying for the nomination in the new riding of Nepean. You can help ensure that the candidate of your choice will be the one to carry the Liberal banner in the upcoming 2015 election. This may be one of the few opportunities voters will have to meet all the candidates before the nomination vote, which is expected to take place this fall. Only Liberal Party members will be able to vote in the nomination contest.
This will be a formal debate to discuss issues related to being a candidate, a Member of Parliament and whatever you, as an attendee, want to ask.
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Meet The Candidates:
Chandra Arya has global business experience as an engineer, entrepreneur, corporate executive, investment manager, industrial banker and economic executive. He has been involved with numerous community organizations in Ottawa including an affordable housing corporation, immigrant services organization and two business chambers. He is currently a Board Member of Invest Ottawa.
Nour El Kadri
Nour El Kadri teaches at the University of Ottawa and is a former Director of National Outreach for the Liberal Party. He is active in the community and leads efforts supporting Cancer Research, the Heart Institute and Student Scholarships. He is a Laurier Club member and a member of LPC for more than a decade.
Greg Matte, a retired Brigadier-General - Air Force, and former Director-General in the Public Service. He's the Executive Director of Helmets to Hardhats, a national non-profit program that helps veterans transition into civilian jobs. He is currently completing a PhD at Carleton in Public Policy, and is active in the local community. Greg is fully bilingual.
Rasheda Nawaz, holds a Masters degree in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Toronto. She started her career as a community planner with the Ontario government and over the past 30 years has worked with all three levels of government in Canada and internationally as an urban planner, policy analyst and a sustainable development practitioner.
The Nepean Federal Liberal Association Board