Dipika Damerla nominated for reelection in Mississauga East–Cooksville

Sunday, January 21, 2018

MISSISSAUGA—Dipika Damerla was nominated this afternoon to run for reelection in the Mississauga East–Cooksville, surrounded by local supporters at the Burnhamthorpe Library.

"This election is about people and about fairness,” said Damerla. “It’s about how we make sure everyone has the opportunity to succeed in this province. That’s why I will continue to fight so every individual and family has the ability to work, live and raise a family in Mississauga, both now and in the future,” Damerla concluded.

"I've worked hard to push for the much-needed expansion of the Mississauga Hospital, have continually championed investents in important local infrastructure such as new trains on the Milton GO line and the Hurontario LRT, and have made a strong push to ensure rental and condo residents are aware of their rights," said Damerla.

Dipika Damerla was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2011 as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga East–Cooksville and was re-elected in 2014. Damerla currently serves as the Minister of Seniors Affairs. She was previously Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care with responsibility for Long-Term Care and Wellness. Prior to entering politics, Dipika worked in corporate banking and has a MBA in Finance from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. A proud mother and long-time resident of Mississauga, Dipika leads a typical suburban life balancing work and family.

Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan to deliver opportunity and fairness for everyone. While Ontario has a balanced budget and growing economy, not everyone is feeling that growth yet. That’s why we are working to deliver a fairer, better Ontario through free tuition for 210,000 students, free prescription drug coverage for children and youth, 100,000 affordable child-care spaces, and a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

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