As part of her candidacy efforts for the federal Conservative party in the riding of Pierrefonds-Dollard, Mariam Ishak has been touring the riding and listening to constituents. Last week, she held a well attended town hall evening at the Olympia Reception Hall in Dollard-des-Ormeaux.
Ishak spoke of numerous issues facing voters in the upcoming October election vowing to “stand up for middle-class Canadians that are too often forgotten by this Liberal government. At the core of my political involvement is the passion to defend hard-working Canadians here in Pierrefonds-Dollard.”
She was joined by two very special guests, Senator Leo Housakos and Calgary-Centre North MP and Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Michelle Rempel as the main topic of the evening was immigration.
“I want to the community to feel heard, and to feel that their voices can bring about change,” said Ishak. ““I’m proud to be involved with the Conservative Party of Canada because it’s the party that best reflects my values.”
Throughout the “Listening to Pierrefonds-Dollard” tours, Ms. Ishak and her team heard many questions from the riding’s residents — and immigration was a main concern.
“The arrival of Mariam on our Conservative team is great news for the residents of Pierrefonds-Dollard,” noted Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. “Her community involvement and her devotion to improving the lives of all Canadians will allow her to be an excellent MP.”
Ishak was born in Egypt and came to Canada in 1998. She has raised two daughters and works at CIBC and is a member of the board for the West Island Women’s Shelter.