Sheref Sabawy Is Making History As The First Egyptian MP In Canada
By Nada Hamouda
The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Candidate, Egyptian Professor Sheref Sabawy, won the parliamentary elections for Mississauga-Erin Mills province, Canada. Sabawy got about 40 percent of the total votes beating away his closest Pakistani candidate, Farina Hassan, who collected only 29 percent.
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Sabawy’s promised in his candidacy program to work on better health care, education, and providing jobs to citizens. Moreover, he plans to fight for more affordable and lower taxes.
Sabawy is a Christian Egyptian who has lived in Canada for over 20 years. He is an IT professor and has over three decades of experience in Computer Network. “I am very glad with this victory which promotes the name of Egypt,” Sabawy said in a statement.
The city of Mississauga includes a large Egyptian community consisting of 35,000 Egyptian out of 55,000 Arabs living in the city.