TORONTO, ONT. – Dr. Adil Shamji, MPP for Don Valley East and Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate, issued the following statement regarding his future in the leadership race:
“As many will know, September 26th marked the deadline of membership registration with the conclusion of campus club outreach. Now begins a second phase that continues until voting on November 25th and 26th. Transitions like this provide an important opportunity to take stock of where we started, what we have accomplished, and where to go next.
“When I think about why I ran for leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, it’s clear to me that it was to fight for all of us on the biggest scale and the biggest stage imaginable. And I know that my reach, for the time being, is only so far."
“There is also an endless amount of work that needs to be done in our province: work in this leadership race, work in the legislature, and work for my constituents in Don Valley East and across Ontario.
Every single person in Ontario matters - yet for far too long, it has felt as though the priorities of a few urban centres have overshadowed the needs of the rest of the province. This has left our rural areas feeling dismissed and disenchanted despite the fact they possess immense value and potential for our province.
TORONTO, ONT. — Adil Shamji, Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidate and MPP for Don Valley East has released his campaign’s latest recruitment numbers ahead of the Ontario Liberal Party's membership registration deadline today at 6:00pm, confirming a significant contribution to party growth.
As of midnight last night, Shamji’s campaign signed up 12,063 new members, representing sign-ups in every single riding across Ontario.
An Ontario MPP and Liberal leadership candidate believes he could be the subject of election interference after some of his social media accounts were disabled.
Adil Shamji, the Ontario Liberal MPP for Don Valley East, had his account on X, formerly Twitter, suspended after spam complaints earlier in the week.
QUEEN’S PARK – Dr. Adil Shamji, Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate, MPP for Don Valley East and Ontario Liberal Critic for Health, Northern Development, Indigenous Affairs, and Colleges and Universities, issued the following statement in response to the Auditor General of Ontario’s Special Report on Changes to the Greenbelt:
“It is often said that where there is smoke there is fire, but with this damning indictment of the Ford Conservatives’ misconduct surrounding changes to the Greenbelt, it is clear we are bearing witness to neither smoke nor fire, but a blazing inferno of government malpractice and political favouritism.
If we’re going to rebuild the Ontario Liberal Party and prevail in 2026, then doing politics differently has to be more than just a slogan: we have to actually do it. Words like integrity, renewal and inclusion must serve a higher purpose than forming punchlines in stump speeches.
So while some leadership candidates are busy arguing about left versus right and age versus experience, these squabbles only reinforce the public’s frustration that politicians are too caught up in posturing instead of focusing on issues that matter. These arguments are a barrier to progress and, worse, present a false choice altogether. We need generational change and we need experience. Ontarians don’t care about left or right — they care about taking care of their families and giving their children a better life than they enjoyed.
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July 5, 2023
MPP Adil Shamji is Calling on Doug Ford to Suspend Government of Ontario Online Advertising
TORONTO, ONT. – Dr. Adil Shamji, MPP for Don Valley East and Ontario Liberal Leadership contestant is calling on the Ford Government to suspend all advertising on Facebook, Instagram, Google, and other online platforms that are threatening to remove Canadian news links from their applications or websites.
"We recently learned that Meta and Google are threatening to remove essential news sources from their platforms. Today, the federal Government announced it would be suspending advertising on these platforms, and I'm calling on Doug Ford to follow suit," said Shamji.
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, July 4, 2023 2:41PM EDT
TORONTO - Provincial Liberal legislator Adil Shamji says he is running to be leader of the Ontario Liberals.
He says he will be working on solutions to problems in health care, housing affordability and education after touring the province over the past few months.
Shamji worked as an emergency room physician before winning office in a Toronto riding last year.
A fifth leadership candidate is just what the doctor ordered for the ailing Ontario Liberal Party.