The slate of major party candidates for the riding of Guelph is complete, and of the five, just two of them have never before been a guest on the Guelph Politicast… Until now. Well, one of them gets scratched off the list this week, at least. Prepare to say “Hello” to Aisha Jahangir, who is one of those five people trying to become Guelph’s next Member of Parliament.
Aisha Jahangir is the NDP candidate for Guelph this election year. She ran to be trustee for Ward 6 and Puslinch on the Upper Grand District School Board last year, but her day job is as a registered nurse specialized in Labour and Delivery, and Mental Health. She’s also been a labour organizer for her local Ontario Nurses Association, and that’s just the kind of background that made her such an appealing candidate for local New Democrats.
So consider this a getting to know you kind of podcast. Jahangir will talk about the changing face of politics, and her hopes for a positive campaign based on love and compassion. She also discusses her experiences and career as a nurse, and how that’s come to inform her politics and what she thinks medical professionals need in terms of political support. And she talks about what she learned from her last campaign, and what she hopes to accomplish by the end of this one (aside from being Guelph’s next MP).
A note before you hit ‘play’: this podcast was originally going to be a double-bill with a separate interview with Conservative candidate Dr. Sachan, but he unfortunately had to cancel at the last minute due to an unforeseen circumstance. Stay tuned because he will be featured on an upcoming episode of the Politicast shortly.
So let’s get into the mind of the 2019 NDP candidate for Guelph, Aisha Jahangir, on this week’s edition of the Guelph Politicast!
You can learn more about Aisha Jahangir and her candidacy at the Guelph NDP website here. You can also follow Guelph Politico for all the latest from the election campaign, especially as we get closer to Election Day, which, this year, is October 21.
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