MP Elect Anthony Housefather cheered as prepares to deliver victory speech

MP Elect Anthony Housefather cheered on as he prepares to deliver victory speech

Mount Royal electors will send Liberal candidate Anthony Housefather to Ottawa as their next Member of Parliament. Housefather captured 52% of the votes to Conservative Robert Libman’s 36% and NDP Mario Rimbao’s 8% votes (at midnight) . This is a decisive victory for Housefather who  maintained a strong momentum in campaigning not only for 78 days but for the last 18 months.
Housefather mother looks on as Anthony is interviewed by CTV News

Housefather’s mother looks on as Anthony is interviewed by CTV News

Residents of Cote Saint-Luc, Hampstead, Snowdon and TMR are all winners as they gain a new MP who is an honest, intelligent and determined young professional who plans to represent all voters, all residents and all communities.
As is often the case after tough political battles, it is time to rally together and build bridges across partisan boundaries. Anthony is an excellent consensus builder and knows how to mend fences.
What’s more, the unity of the Jewish community is in need of repair after an acrimonious fight that absurdly questioned ones support for Israel based upon party lines. As headlined in today’s Times of Israel , “In Canada Support for Israel is not up for discussion”.
Glenn J. Nashen and Judy Hagshi greeting new MP Anthony Housefather

Glenn J. Nashen and Judy Hagshi greeting new MP Anthony Housefather

On a personal basis I have seen Anthony in action for two decades. He is an extraordinary leader and I am immensely proud of him as a friend, mentor and adviser.
Anthony is now poised to make an important contribution on a national level. Prime Minister elect Justin Trudeau would do well to bring Anthony into his cabinet. I envision his first appointment as that of Minister of Sports. Ok, Junior Minister will do!
Anthony Housefather with his seven swimming medals at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, summer 2013

Anthony Housefather with his seven swimming medals at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, summer 2013

Congratulations Anthony. My entire family wishes you well as you prepare to transition to this new chapter in your political life. Judy and I wish you continued strength, wisdom and lots of energy. We’re with you every step of the way.

 

Prime Mionister Elect Justin Trudeau delivers his acceptance speech as Anthony Housefather is declared elected by CTV News

Prime Minister Elect Justin Trudeau delivers his acceptance speech as Anthony Housefather is declared elected by CTV News

 

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Mike Cohen’s blog

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