Tuesday, October 20, 2015

TORONTO (HOL) - Ahmed Hussen made history  by becoming the first Somali-Canadian elected to the Canadian parliament.

Ahmed Hussein, Liberal candidate of  York South-Weston in Toronto defeated  incumbent Mike Sullivan of NDP.
“This is a great day for Somali Canadians and a day to remember” Said Mahad Shafie, a Somali-Canadian businessman who lives in Ottawa.
Unfortunately the other two Somali-Canadian candidates  running for the federal election, Abdul Abdi of conservative riding of Ottawa West Nepean and Faisal Hassan of NDP riding of Etobicoke North have lost both with Liberal candidates.

Ahmed Hussen of Liberal - Faisal Hassan of NDP - Abdi Abdul of Conservative
Ahmed Hussen born and raised in Somalia, Ahmed immigrated to Canada in 1993 where he settled in Regent Park and quickly gravitated towards public service according to Ahmed Hussen’s website.
Ahmed currently serves as the National President of the Canadian Somali Congress – a Somali community organization that works with national and regional authorities to advocate on issues of importance to Canadians of Somali heritage and strengthen civic engagement and integration

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