OTTAWA, ON – Karen McCrimmon, a Canadian Forces veteran and former Member of Parliament, has been appointed as the next Ontario Liberal candidate for Kanata—Carleton.
“Karen is a proven leader who understands the importance of service to your community,” said MPP John Fraser, Interim Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. “I know she will be a fantastic MPP and I am very excited to have her on our team.”
McCrimmon, the first woman in Canadian history to gain the qualification of air navigator and to command a Canadian Forces flying squadron, is a member of the Order of Military Merit and a retired lieutenant-colonel.
McCrimmon also served as a Senior Staff Officer at the NATO Air Headquarters and did a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2004 where she was responsible for NATO Airlift Co-ordination.
In 2015, McCrimmon’s passion for public service led her to become elected as the Member of Parliament for Kanata–Carleton and win re-election in 2019.
“Serving in the Canadian Armed Forces and as an elected representative for the residents of Kanata–Carleton have been two of the most profound honours of my life,” said McCrimmon. “From the convoy to infrastructure and budget gaps the current government has told our city it’s on its own. We need to send them a message that Ottawa won’t be ignored. Kanata–Carleton deserves an MPP that really cares and will serve residents with energy and integrity.”