MuslinLink compiled a list of Muslim Canadians running in the federal election. Among the candidates running for Canada’s Parliament include three Somalis. Below are their pictures and their party affiliation. The chances of having at least one Somali in Canada’s Parliament in this election is very high. Somalis are moving forward. They all make us proud.
Abdul Abdi, Federal Conservative Candidate for Ottawa West-Nepean
Interesting Facts: Abdul Abdi worked as an officer with the Ottawa Police Service. He also worked with the RCMP on their National Security and Community Outreach initiatives. He is a recipient of the United Way’s Community Builder Award and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Source: Abdi’s Website.
Faisal Hassan, Federal New Democratic Party (NDP) Candidate for Etobicoke North
Interesting Facts: Hassan works with the Toronto Community Housing Corporation. Hassan’s proposal to adopt the Red Cross First Contact Project has improved access to housing and other services for refugees. He is regarded as one of Canada’s leading Somali-to-English literary translators. Source: Hassan’s Website and Facebook
Ahmed Hussen, Federal Liberal Candidate for York South-Weston
Interesting Facts: Hussen has a Law Degree from the University of Ottawa. He co-founded the Regent Park Community Council and was able to secure the $500 million revitalization project of Regent Park. Ahmed currently serves as the National President of the Canadian Somali Congress. Source: Hussen’s Website and Facebook