Being progressive means looking forward and fighting for solutions to problems that Ontarians are facing here and now. The most progressive option for Ontarians is the Ontario Liberal Party. Please read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/rathika-sitsabaiesan/progressives_b_9832492.html Link
Dear friends, I’ve always been a progressive – personally, politically, and proudly. And I’ve always believed that being a principled progressive goes beyond partisanship. That’s why this morning, I made a decision that I will be submitting my nomination papers to stand as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for the by-election in Scarborough-Rouge River. I did not make this decision lightly or without careful consideration. Earlier this year, Premier Kathleen Wynne passed one the most progressive policies we have ever seen in Canada: free post-secondary tuition for students from lower income families. Here in Scarborough -Rouge River, our community will benefit greatly from this ground-breaking commitment, one which will open up so many more opportunities for all Ontarians. Education has always been a priority in my political activism. From my time as a university student, through my tenure as a Member of Parliament, I have advocated for students and fought for better access, more services, and lower costs. More than ever, I believe that education is the single most important factor in determining quality of life here in Ontario. Education leads to employment and opportunity. Education leads to equality. Education leads to prosperity and stronger communities. But opportunity, equality and prosperity for all cannot exist without fair access to post-secondary education. Together with your support, we can bring a stronger voice to our progressive Liberal government at Queen’s Park, and continue to fight for our vision of a brighter future.
Thank you everyone for all of your ongoing love and support. I finally had the time to spend with my family and take some vacation to allow for some alone time and some much needed rest. I am now back home in Scarborough and ready to figure out and work toward the next step. No matter what, I will always love and work for the betterment of our communities, province, country and global society.