A Lebanese-Canadian businessman is running to become a member of the legislative assembly in Canada.
Fadi Nemr, a small business owner and Lebanese immigrant, clinched the nomination for the Progressive Conservative Party in the Ottawa-Vanier electoral district.
According to his website, Nemr immigrated to Canada after receiving a master’s degree in chemistry in Lebanon.
He moved to the Ottawa-Vanier district — home to one of the most ethnically diverse parts of Ottawa — and opened a small business in three years.
“Fadi is a husband, a father, and an active member of the Lebanese community. He loves Ottawa-Vanier and has called it home for over 25 years,” said Patrick Brown, leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. “As a small business owner in Ottawa-Vanier, Fadi knows first-hand how reckless Liberal policies have hurt small businesses throughout the province.”
Nemr raised private funds to sponsor refugees and help them integrate into Canadian society with jobs and education, according to his website.
Nemr faces a crowded list of contenders, including the Liberal incumbent Nathalie Des Rosiers.