There has always been speculation regarding the sustainability and future of The Canadian Muslim community, given their previous runs in the general elections of the country. This is the exact reason why the record win of the community was a surprise for the Canadian citizens, including the members of the community.
Justin Trudeau maintained his winning streak with a win over his Montreal running of Papineau. His party, on the other hand, managed to secure 157 seats out of the 170 seats necessary in order to gain a majority in the government. As for the rival parties, the Conservatives were second in the list with 121 seats, followed by a huge gap by Bloc Quebecois with 32 and the New Democrats with 24 seats.
Speaking of the eleven members of the Canadian Muslim community, which has female candidature of about 36%, they have been waiting for this moment since long. As mentioned by Liberal incumbent Iqra Khalid in Mississauga-Erin Mills who won a second term moving ahead of first-time Conservative party candidate Hani Tawfilis, for the Liberal on the economy, employment and infrastructure,” Over the past four years we have been there for our constituents and listening to the concerns of our residents and we’ll continue to do so. The number one issue I heard in our campaign was climate change and we’ve worked really hard to make sure we’re combating that in a reasonable way and a doable way and I really appreciate the platform Canadians have bought into here in Mississauga-Erin Mills and all of Peel Region.”
The legal professional with the City of Mississauga has held numerous volunteer positions including Relations Ambassador for the York University Student Alumni, Communication Coordinator for the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals, President of the Pakistani Student Association, Media and a Director on the Board for Breaking Free Foundation. Similarly, Liberal Omar Alghabra from the Mississauga Center has been a community activist who served in the House of Commons from 2006 to 2008 before his re-election in 2015. Alghabra, who did his mechanical engineer MBA graduate was elected this Monday for the third time.
Trudeau campaigned on a promise of respect for indigenous people, committing to respect treaty rights and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, a 2007 document to protect indigenous people from discrimination. Trudeau has not yet selected his cabinet, but he pledged during the campaign to include an equal number of men and women.