For Immediate Release
Dr. Jane Philpott officially nominated as Team Trudeau Liberal candidate in 2019 federal election
November 29, 2018 – Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON
With the 2019 federal election just under a year away, Markham-Stouffville MP, Dr. Jane Philpott is getting set for re-election.
Joined by former Prime Minister Paul Martin and over 150 supporters last Friday evening, the Markham-Stouffville MP celebrated her 2019 official Team Trudeau nomination at Willow Springs Winery in Whitchurch-Stouffville.
“It has been an honour to represent the residents of Markham-Stouffville in Ottawa for the past three years. Our government is working hard for all Canadians, supporting families, and growing the middle class – but there is still much more to do, said Dr. Philpott. “In 2016, we created the Canada Child Benefit to provide more money to families tax-free every month. We are investing billions of dollars to support infrastructure and transit. We are working with First Nation partners to lift long-term drinking water advisories on reserve, and we have a plan to fight climate change. These are just some of the many actions we have taken since forming government in 2015.”
“I am asking the residents of Markham-Stouffville to put their trust in me once again to represent them in Ottawa and continue this important work for another term.” she added.
Also speaking at the event was former Prime Minister Paul Martin.
“Jane Philpott has demonstrated an immense capacity for tackling important challenges – particularly in her ministerial roles. Her dedication to Canadians from all walks of life has made her not only an asset to Markham-Stouffville but to Canada.”
Dr. Philpott was first elected on October 19, 2015 in the 42nd federal election. She has served the communities of Markham and Stouffville both as Member of Parliament and as a Cabinet Minister. Before entering politics she practiced medicine as a family doctor in Niger, west Africa, for a decade, and then in Stouffville for almost 30 years. She was the Chief of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital, is an associate professor at the University of Toronto, and founded Give a Day to World AIDS in 2004 to raise money for people affected by HIV. Dr. Philpott lives in Stouffville with her husband and they have four children.
The next federal election is scheduled for October 2019.