Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Governor General to dissolve Parliament and officially start the election campaign. With this in mind, party leaders and candidates will be seeking to grab the attention of Canadians, and ultimately votes.
Now more than ever, candidates must explain how their parties will address complex societal, environmental and economic issues while ensuring Canada continues to advance alongside the rapid changes of technology.
There are numerous engineering graduates and professional engineers running for office in the upcoming federal election. OSPE believes that having more elected engineers on Parliament Hill will ensure that the voice of the profession is amplified. Engineers running in this election should not only be driven by technical knowledge, but also their understanding of the need to protect the public and consider the social implications of their actions.
The following engineers and engineering graduates are running in the federal election on October 21, 2019:
- Tanya Herbert, B.Eng. (Green Party, Edmonton Mill Woods)
- Thana Boonlert, B.Eng. (Green Party, Calgary Centre)
- Dana Taylor, B.Eng. (Green Party, West Vancouver- Sunshine Coast- Sea to Sky Country)
- Sara Badiei, M.Eng. (Liberal Party, Port Moody- Coquitlam)
- MP Sukh Dhaliwal, P.Eng. (Liberal Party, Surrey-Newton) * seeking re-election
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
- MP Nick Whalen, P.Eng. (Liberal Party, St. John’s East)
- Anthony Edmonds, B.Eng. (Green Party, Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook)
- Dirka Prout, M.Eng, P.Eng. (NDP, London North Centre)
- Ghada Melek, B.Eng. (Conservative Party, Mississauga-Streetsville)
- Gordon Kubanek, M.Eng, P.Eng. (Green Party, Carleton)
- Jean-Luc Cooke, B.Eng. (Green Party, Nepean)
- MP Marilyn Gladu, P.Eng. (Conservative Party, Sarnia-Lambton) * seeking re-election
- MP Omar Alghabra, P.Eng. (Liberal Party, Mississauga Centre) * seeking re-election
- Peter Ormond, M.Eng, P.Eng. (Green Party, Hamilton East-Stoney Creek)
- Walter Bauer, P.Eng. (Green Party, Newmarket-Aurora)
- Wladyslaw Lizon, M.Eng. (Conservative Party, Mississauga East-Cooksville)
- Claude Bertrand,Eng. (Green Party, Pontiac)
- David Tordjman, B. Eng. (Conservative Party, Mont Royal)
- MP Marc Garneau, P.Eng. (Liberal Party, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount) * seeking re-election
- MP Steven Blaney, P.Eng. (Conservative Party, Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis) * seeking re-election
SASKATCHEWAN, MANITOBA, NEW BRUNSWICK, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, NUNAVUT, YUKON, AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND don’t have any engineers running for office.
What would you like to see engineering candidates focus on in their platforms in the upcoming election?