December 11, 2021 – Liberals in Parkdale—High Park have nominated Karim Bardeesy, a policy leader, teacher, and journalist, as their Ontario Liberal Party (OLP) candidate for the next provincial election.
“Karim has an incredible record of fighting for Ontarians, and truly understands the importance of ensuring families have the support they need to thrive,” said OLP Leader, Steven Del Duca. “Karim will make a fantastic MPP for his community and I am very excited to have him on our team.”
Karim Bardeesy and his family live in the Roncesvalles Village area of Parkdale—High Park. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Ryerson Leadership Lab, an action-oriented policy and leadership development think tank at Ryerson University. He is a Toronto Star columnist, a board member of Corporate Knights, Inc., and has worked as a journalist at The Globe and Mail and Slate magazine and as a leadership instructor at the University of Toronto.
He previously served as policy director to Premiers Kathleen Wynne and Dalton McGuinty, and as an assistant to two Ontario Finance Ministers and to Liberal MPPs in opposition.
“I’m honoured that the members of the Parkdale—High Park Provincial Liberal Association have chosen me as their candidate for the 2022 provincial election, to bring energy and progressive solutions to all parts of this riding,” said Bardeesy. “And I’m thrilled to be joining the team that Steven Del Duca and Ontario Liberals are putting together to offer a bold, practical, progressive plan, to make sure the province gets out of the pandemic, tackles climate action, and heals the wounds and builds back our communities to make sure there is a place at the table for everyone.”