Dr. Nadia Alam is a proud mom of four, a small-town family doctor and anesthetist, a published writer, current President-Elect of the Ontario Medical Association, holding the office of President as of April 29, 2018, Masters Candidate at the London School of Economics in Health Economics, Policy and Management, a media content producer and an Order of Ontario nominee.
Ian Arthur grew up on a small farm north-east of Kingston just off Highway 15. He attended Sydenham High School before studying International Development and Political Science at Trent University. He's been head chef at one of Kingston's top restaurants for the past nine years and believes in farm-to-table food and supporting those industries that make our lives possible in Ontario.
Ian believes that we do not need to settle between bad or worse in government and that as a province we can do better. When Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath says she will make universal dental and pharmacare a reality, Ian believes her. When she says that we can once again own the public institutions that we paid for and built, he will work tirelessly with that aim. Ian believes in meaningful change for the better to Ontario.
Ian is lucky enough to call the McBurney Park neighbourhood in Kingston his home. As a member of our community with family on Wolfe Island, he understands the issues that are important to this area - that health care must be public and accessible, that hydro must be affordable, that we must provide living wages for all people, and we must build a thriving economy with good jobs available to all.
Gary Bennett is a lifetime resident of the City of Kingston. He is married to Cheryl-Anne Bennett and together they have two children.
Gary was educated at Loyalist Collegiate in Kingston and graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours BA and a Master’s in Public Administration.
Prior to entering public office, Gary was active in his family’s business (Bennett’s Foods) a local food retailer that was first established in Kingston in 1917.
He was first elected to Kingston City Council in 1988 and served two terms as a member of City Council and went on to serve two terms as Mayor of the City of Kingston.
During his time in office, Gary served on numerous boards and organizations including the Kingston Library Board, the Police Services Board and the Community Foundation of Greater Kingston.
Gary has chaired the United Way of Kingston during his time in office and has served on numerous other boards and organizations in the City of Kingston since leaving public office including the Kingston General Hospital Foundation and Town Homes Kingston.
Gary is a self-employed business person and continues to work in the property and asset management business in the City of Kingston.
He has previously held a commercial pilot’s license and today enjoys more earthly pursuits and hobbies including home renovations, winter/summer sports and reading.
Robert Kiley was born and raised in Kingston, receiving his teaching and master’s in public administration degrees from Queen’s University. Until 2015, he taught English, history and outdoor education in Ontario and Quebec. He is also the former executive director of the Council on Aging. Today, Robert works in marketing, focusing on helping small businesses grow. His commitment to building community has been demonstrated through his service with a variety of community boards. Robert ran for member of provincial parliament in 2011 and doubled the vote in 2014. This experience gives him a deep understanding of what matters to the people of Kingston and The Islands. He is ready to be our next MPP.
Andre Imbeault was born in Kingston to a military family. He and his family relocated to Gander, NL for a number of years, until 1997, when his father was posted back to Kingston. Andre has lived in the Kingston area ever since and is extremely proud to call this city, Home.
After graduating from KCVI, he attended Loyalist College in Belleville, earning an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Broadcast Engineering Technology. Now entering his seventh year in the broadcast industry, Andre works for a group of local radio stations as a technician.
Andre has always had an interest in politics, and is deeply concerned with the direction that the current government has taken in Ontario, and the direction the other two major parties want to continue moving in.
After discovering the Trillium Party of Ontario and researching what Trillium stands for, he knew he had to get involved and give the people of Kingston and the Islands another choice. Something Different, Something Better.
In his spare time, Andre is an avid potter and enjoys making a wide variety of functional and decorative pieces. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Kingston Potters’ Guild in 2015 and currently serves as the organization’s Vice President.
Andre also is a sitting member on the Community Events and Social Media committees.
As your next MPP, Andre will work for YOU, ensuring that you have a loud voice in Queen’s Park. Free from whipped voting, he has the freedom to vote in the way that best represents Kingston and the Islands, and will always listen to and take into account the needs and concerns of all of his constituents.
Sophie Kiwala was born and raised in Kingston, lived abroad for several years, and worked in Toronto for seventeen years in retail management and as an entrepreneur. In 1998 her mother was diagnosed with cancer and she moved back to Kingston with her three and eighteen month old babies to be here for the last year of her mother’s life.
Back in Kingston, she worked in residential and commercial renovation, interior design, and rental property management prior to joining the office of MP Peter Milliken, becoming his office manager, and eventually became Chief of Staff to MP Ted Hsu.
Sophie worked for the riding of Kingston and the Islands for seven years before being elected our Member of Provincial Parliament in 2014. With her understanding of how government works and her relentless advocacy she has been able to bring big new projects to Kingston, including $500 million for the Phase II redevelopment of KGH and $7.6 million to build the new Street Health facility.
Sophie was given responsibility for the roll-out of Ontario’s strategic plan on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. She set up an all-party heart and stroke caucus at Queen’s Park which held advocacy events on new directions in cardiovascular research and on indigenous cardiovascular health. In February of this year, Sophie organized, with the Ontario Psychological Society, an all-party advocacy day at Queen’s Park on Chronic Homelessness.