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MEET NADIRAH

I am a mother, an immigrant and a global businesswoman, and have been proud to call Oakville my home for over seventeen years. Since immigrating from the island nation of Mauritius, I've been blessed with the opportunities this amazing country provides, and I now serve as Senior Global Business Development Manager for a Fortune 100 IT company.

 

Community is a part of who I am; whether it's championing issues close to my heart with Zonta International and Hope in High Heels, or grassroots newcomer community support causes. I can't wait to connect with as many Oakville residents as possible as I seek to earn your vote, and give Oakville a strong voice in Ottawa!

 Nadirah’s Platform

A Credible Response to Covid-19

As of January 24, 2021, only 1.44% of Canadians have received the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Re-Igniting Small and Medium Sized Businesses

As SMEs account for 60% of total employment and contribute more than 50% to Canada's GDP, regenerating confidence and enabling SMEs to scale up will be critical in driving future growth.

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Tax Relief for Families and Businesses


 

$380 billion deficit in 2020-21 in the absolute best-case scenario, the largest deficit in dollar terms on record with the federal debt-to-GDP ratio rising from 31.2% in 2019-20 to 50.7% in 2020-21.

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Delivering World-Class Healthcare

Based on 2020 statistics, the average life expectancy for a Canadian female is 84 years and 80 years for a male. It is crucial to encourage healthy lifestyles (physical, mental and emotional) that will help to reduce the burden on our healthcare system at all three levels of government.

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A Growth-Driven Environmental Plan

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

Yes, Conservatives care about the environment. As a mother of three kids I want to leave a better Canada and a better world for my kids and grandkids.

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Open, Ethical, and Efficient Government

As a business professional in the IT corporate world for the past 23 years, integrity, honesty and transparency is in my DNA.

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Renewing our Commitment to Canada's Seniors

 

Those over the age of 65 are becoming a dominant segment of our population. Nearly 6 million Canadians are now over the age of 65, a number that is growing rapidly as Canadians are living longer.

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Ensuring the Success of New Canadians


 

 

Canada has enjoyed some of the highest levels of immigration under Conservative Prime Ministers (such as Brian Mulroney and Stephen Harper).

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A Credible Response to Covid-19

•    I wouldn't have put all our eggs in one basket by only signing on to the vaccine work being done by one company under the thumb of the Chinese government.
•    In my role as a global business development manager, we always discuss risk management when implementing new plans. I am concerned that Canada announced deals with vaccine manufacturers after several other countries announced theirs. I would have started negotiations with companies like Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson etc. as soon as they announced plans for vaccine trials, early in the pandemic.
•    To further mitigate risk, I would also have reached out to the provinces to see if some of our manufacturing sector could retool to produce vaccines locally. Then we would have been able to negotiate for licenses to produce here in Canada as well as getting shipments of vaccines sent here. vaccines. Would it have not been possible for our domestic producers of flu vaccines to retool for Covid19 vaccines?
•    Support the provinces in their vaccine rollouts instead of antagonizing them for political gain by dedicating the organizational apparatus of the federal government, including the Canadian Armed Forces, for distribution while implementing a procurement strategy that accounts for time-sensitivity. This is the most important government project in a generation.
•    Strike a Commission of Inquiry into Canada’s Covid-19 Response immediately upon the election of a Conservative government, enabling the government to take stock of the lessons learned from this pandemic and ensure healthcare system vulnerabilities are addressed. 
•    Establish a clear path to balanced budgets and lower taxes in the recovery phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, committing to maintaining the supports Canadians need while gradually limiting the debt burden on future generations. 
•    For months, the Trudeau government minimized the threat of Covid-19, repeatedly ignoring Conservative calls for travel restrictions and increased access to rapid testing.

 

 

Re-Igniting Small and Medium Sized Businesses:
•    We must speed up approval for job-creating projects, large and small. The OECD ranks Canada 34th out of 35 OECD countries in the amount of time it takes to obtain a permit for a new general construction project. All three levels of government should commit to offer the world’s fastest permits to build factories, shopping centres, business parks, mines and more. Canada should be the fastest country in the world to obtain a permit to build new projects.
•    Give Oakville’s small-to-medium size enterprises (SMEs) the tools they need to recover from this crisis by reducing the regulatory and bureaucratic burdens placed on business owners.
•    Implement immediate tax cuts for SMEs seeking to grow their businesses in Canada, jumpstarting innovation and restoring Canada’s competitiveness among major economies.

•    Further connect SMEs to crown corporations such as the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada to expand business owners’ access to capital and new markets, building on these agencies’ role in the Harper Government’s recovery from the Financial Crisis.
•    Develop consumer incentives for patronizing local businesses, ensuring the recovery of the hard-hit service and hospitality sectors.
•    Only paycheques will provide Canadians with personal financial security. Paycheques afford families good childcare, housing, post-secondary schooling, nutrition and recreation. Paycheques produce tax revenue, reduce government debt burden and protect our cherished social safety net.

 

 

 

 

Tax Relief for Families and Businesses

•    Ensure that Canada’s tax system is built on a foundation of fairness by closing loopholes such as the use of offshore tax havens which erode the Canadian tax base and allow companies to avoid paying Canadian taxes.

•    Immediately implement broad based tax relief to Canadian families and business.
•    Lower personal income taxes to increase families’ take-home pay and positively impact the living standards of all Canadians.
•    Continue the process of lowering business taxes to encourage foreign and domestic investment in Canada. This will bost job growth and offer better jobs for Canadian workers, which will drive our economic recovery post pandemic.
•    Trudeau’s carbon tax, which is applied only in provinces that voted for provincial governments who expressly opposed its implementation, is being increased from its original $20/tonne to $170/tonne by 2030, directly raising the price of gas by nearly 38 cents per litre. This cost will be absorbed on the supply chain of any product being moved or produced in Canada, leading to higher prices on a wide variety of goods. 

•    Crucially, competing jurisdictions such as Michigan and Ohio do not have carbon taxes, presenting a direct threat to Canada’s competitiveness in a hotly-contested market for jobs and investment. 
•    The government’s announced $100 billion in new spending came with no explanation of how this spending will be financed, leaving the door open to punitive new taxes on Canadians and Canadian enterprise, particularly as the Trudeau government is beholden to Jagmeet Singh’s NDP, who seek to reshape the Canadian economy through tax hikes that would destroy Canada’s business environment.
•    Liberals have maxed out the national credit card and want to raise the borrowing limit by 60% to $1.8 trillion. 
•    A dozen foreign airlines, including three Chinese state-owned carriers, have taken advantage of Canada’s wage subsidy program, even though many have received generous bailout packages from their own governments.
•    In a review of a Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) database, The Globe and Mail found 12 foreign airlines have received money through the program intended to help Canadian companies and their employees cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. And 3 of these companies are Chinese State-owned.

 

 

 

 

Delivering World-Class Healthcare
•    Build on our party’s strong advocacy in Parliament for unconditional transfers to the provinces for healthcare spending, fulfilling the original intent of the Canada Health Act and our public health care system.
•    Use the federal government’s national platform, in collaboration with the provinces to create a new emphasis on proactive healthcare (from Kindergarten to Senior care), ushering in a new era of federal support for fitness and nutrition nationwide.
•    Leverage federal resources to support provincial mental health initiatives, building on the work of Conservative MP Todd Doherty to establish 9-8-8 as the National Suicide Prevention Line with all-party support.

 

 

 

 

A Growth-Driven Environmental Plan

•    Work with the provinces on a clean energy strategy, using federal resources to enable the use of small modular nuclear reactors nationwide and leveraging our abundant natural resources for the clean energy future. This will help Canada achieve its climate goals in a economically responsible way.
•    Forge partnerships with Canada’s research universities and start-up incubators to place Canada at the forefront of technological innovation, creating jobs in emerging industries and championing made-in-Canada solutions to climate change.
•    Advocate for an open and transparent environmental review process that emphasizes expert advice over political posturing, restoring Canadians’ confidence in sustainable growth initiatives.

 

 

 

Open, Ethical, and Efficient Government

•    Immediately begin the work of optimization by bringing Canadian government into the 21st century by aggressively pursuing a rapid digitization of government services while making investments to upskill employees and expand their capabilities to improve overall services while reducing unnecessary spending.
•    Commit to tabling a full budget in the House of Commons each year, bringing certainty to Canadians and those seeking to invest in Canada and restoring centuries of Parliamentary tradition abandoned by the Liberal government, which has not presented a full budget since before the 2019 election.
•    Strengthen the Conflict of Interest Act and the Lobbying Act to close loopholes exploited by the Liberal government and empower the Ethics Commissioner to administer real penalties for unethical behaviour in government.


 

Renewing our Commitment to Canada's Seniors

•    As a Conservative I am committed to ensuring that seniors continue to have a high quality of life, have accessible health care and the ability to stay in their homes longer. 
•    As seniors continue to remain in the workforce longer, they should be able to do so without being penalized by the loss of retirement benefits.
•    It is also important to ensure that government retirement programs such as the CPP are sustainable for our seniors. 
•    Programs such as the Tax Free Savings Account must be preserved and enhanced to allow more Canadians to save for their retirement.

Ensuring the Success of New Canadians

•    Immigrants arriving in Canada deserve the best possible opportunity to contribute to our country’s success. 
•    As both an immigrant and a volunteer who helps new Canadians settle into their new home, I know that settlement organizations and the broader community play an important role.
•    We must provide new Canadians with opportunities to succeed and contribute to our economy. 
•    Those with internationally recognized qualifications deserve the opportunity to use their education and experience here in Canada. This is a matter of fairness for them and their families and it also ensures that Canada receives the full benefit of international qualifications and the skills these workers have.