TORONTO—Following a competitive nomination with nearly 2300 local members, Safdar Hussain, a business owner and community volunteer, was nominated this afternoon as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Brampton Centre
“It is an honour to run to serve our community on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team,” said Hussain. “The Ontario Liberal government has advanced bold, progressive policies to ensure people across the province have access to the care and opportunity they deserve. Here in Brampton, we know we must continue to invest in our hospitals and health care, with free prescription medications for children and youth and soon for seniors. We also need to continue to move forward with the Ontario Liberal government’s historic support for building transit and the coming new post-secondary campus in Brampton.”
Safdar Hussain was born in Pakistan, where he trained and worked as a lawyer before immigrating to Canada. He has since completed legal studies at the University of Toronto, to upgrade his qualifications in Canada, while owning and operating his own small business. A dedicated community volunteer, he has supported various community organizations, including the Funeral Aid Society of Brampton and Brampton Unity and Community.
Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan to create opportunity and fairness during this period of rapid economic change. Ontario's economy is growing, but too many families still feel like they can't get ahead. Our plan for care and opportunity includes building a stronger, healthier Ontario through historic new investments in health care, including through free medications for everyone under 25 and a committed expansion to serve those over 65 through OHIP+; providing free tuition for over 225,000 students and on-the-job learning opportunities to help land a great job; and helping 100,000 kids access quality, licensed child care, including a commitment to free preschool child care.
The Conservatives have vowed to halt the $15 minimum wage. They have backed away from the fight against climate change, and have promised billions of dollars in cuts to critical public services. While the Ontario Liberal Party is focused on investing in the services and infrastructure people rely on, the Conservatives remain focused on gutting healthcare and education, denying working people a decent paycheque, and threatening much-needed public infrastructure projects.
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