As we tweeted earlier today, Theresa Qadri is seeking the Liberal nomination in Carleton riding for next year’s provincial election.
Theresa Qadri has filed papers seeking nomination as the Liberal candidate for Carleton in next year’s provincial election. At least one other contestant is in the running as well. No date set for a nomination meeting.
Qadri’s husband is Stittsville city councillor Shad Qadri.
— Stittsville Central (@StittsCentral) December 14, 2017
David Reevely picks up the story in the Ottawa Citizen:
The Ontario Liberals have at least one candidate ready to carry their banner in the new riding of Carleton, hoping to capitalize on divided Progressive Conservative support and snatch a rural Ottawa seat.
It’s Theresa Qadri — real-estate agent, businesswoman, food-bank volunteer, mother and grandmother, and wife of Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri.
“I grew up in Ottawa. I feel that representing people is what the Liberal party is all about,” she said Thursday. “I feel that it’s the right time for me and I want to try it.”
Until 2007 Qadri co-owned and ran Showbiz Entertainment And Gifts, the “village store” on Stittsville’s main street.
“I’ve been an entrepreneur,” she says. “I know what it’s like to bring a child to work and put them on a couch while you’re working or baking in the back.”
She chairs the board of the Stittsville food bank and received a national volunteering award for it. She’s helped organize Canada Day events and other community celebrations.