THORNHILL—Sabi Ahsan, an entrepreneur and community volunteer, was nominated yesterday as the Ontario Liberal candidate for Thornhill.
“It is a great honour to be nominated as the Ontario Liberal candidate in Thornhill,” said Ahsan. “I want to ensure that Ontario remains inclusive and provides opportunities for success. I want to be part of Premier Kathleen Wynne's team because of her progressive policies, like free tuition, a higher minimum wage and free prescription medications for children, youth and soon for seniors.
“Our riding is a diverse community and I will be a candidate and MPP who works to ensure everyone’s voice is heard,” said Ahsan. “Our community needs continued investment in transit and an integrated plan to ensure we get our region moving. I am excited to be campaigning on such a progressive plan to deliver opportunity, fairness and the care that our residents need and deserve."
Sabi Ahsan is an entrepreneur with over forty years in senior managerial roles with companies in the investment, agri-food and information technology sectors. He is also a dedicated community volunteer, working to establish the Armand and Denise LaBarge Graduate Scholarship at York University, as a director of the Bradford Community Foundation. He also served as a local coach in the Thornhill Soccer League, on the board of Al-Eman Society of Canada, the Ansaar Foundation, the North American Shia Ithna-Asheria Communities and As Sadiq Islamic School. He has been widely recognized for his community leadership.
Ahsan has lived in Thornhill for forty-five years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in administrative studies and economics at York University, and completed a three-year diploma in computer studies at Seneca College.
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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