OTTAWA—Nathalie Des Rosiers was nominated today as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate to run for reelection in Ottawa—Vanier.
“It is an honour to represent the people of Ottawa-Vanier at the Ontario Legislature for the past year. I am thankful to the people of this riding for their support and I am very proud to be running again on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team," said Des Rosiers. “I look forward to continuing to work for our community to ensure that Ontario remains a prosperous province that provides opportunities for everyone.”
Nathalie Des Rosiers was first elected as the MPP for Ottawa—Vanier in a November 2016 by-election. Since taking office, Des Rosiers has focused on building up her community and reducing discrimination across Ontario. Her efforts include the introduction of an anti-Islamophobia motion—which was unanimously supported in the Legislature last winter— and more recently, the tabling of a Private Member’s Bill to amend the Human Rights Code to include immigration status, genetic characteristics, police records and social condition as prohibited grounds of discrimination.
“I am very pleased by the introduction of our Bill recognizing the bilingual character of the City of Ottawa and of our government’s work on reconciliation with Indigenous peoples," added Des Rosiers. “I am also proud of my contribution to the social justice agenda of the government, including reform of Ontario’s child-protection legislation and of the Residential Tenancies Act.”
Des Rosiers currently serves as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. She remains committed first and foremost to bettering the lives of Ottawa-Vanier families and supporting the organizations and businesses that shape our community.
An eminent constitutional and human-rights lawyer, Des Rosiers served as Dean of the University of Ottawa Civil Law Section and as general counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. She also served as the President of the Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities, President of the Council of Law Deans, President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers and of the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario.She has been awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.
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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