Aisha Jahangir is the NDP candidate to be Guelph’s next Member of Parliament, as a member of the Jagmeet Singh team. Following her strong performance in the 2019 federal election, Ms Jahangir has been acclaimed as the NDP candidate for the next election - whenever it is called.
Aisha is a life-long resident of Guelph. She has worked as a registered nurse for nearly 25 years, at Guelph General Hospital (Labour and Delivery), at Homewood Health Centre, and now as a Mental Health nurse at the Hamilton-Wentworth detention centre. Aisha has been on the front lines of our healthcare system throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aisha has been a leader in the labour movement, as a local coordinator, and bargaining unit president for the Ontario Nurses Association. In February 2021, she was elected to the Council of the College of Nurses of Ontario.
Aisha understands that too many people are unable to access the healthcare services they need. She is a passionate advocate for improving our public medicare system, which has been eroded by years of underfunding. Aisha believes that your Health Card should cover pharmacare, basic dentistry, mental health care, and quality long-term care. As your MP, she will be dedicated to making the changes we need.