Mayoral candidate Nour Kadri ready to lead Ottawa into the future

By Anil Jhalli

Nour Kadri is ready to lead Ottawa into the future. 

Kadri is one 14 people vying to be Ottawa's next mayor. 

Kadri told The Sam Laprade Show on Oct. 7 that he has seen a lot of support on the campaign trail, which started strong on Sept. 9, the first day elections signs were allowed to be placed on properties. 

“We had about 950 signs on that first day,” Kadri said.

He teaches at the University of Ottawa in the MBA, executive MBA, digital transformation and innovation programs. His areas of research include “smart cities”, strategic management, governance and ethics, e-business, artificial intelligence and primary and community health care.

Kadri came from Lebanon to Ottawa in 1998 at the age of 24 and sponsored his mother and three younger brothers to join him.

After settling in, Kadri said he knew he wanted to make Ottawa the city he wanted to live in for the rest of his life. 

“I have always wanted to make a difference any way I can,” he said. 

Kadri said he wants to alleviate the burdens from the backs of the people of Ottawa, and residents can expect more transparency and accountability at Ottawa City Hall if he's elected mayor on Oct. 24. 

“Whether it's the police and even the mayor's office, transparency and accountability are my foundational pillars,” he said. “Things trickle down and change starts at the top.”

Kadri said Ottawa is facing many challenges, from light rail transit (LRT), housing, community safety and childcare. 

“There are a lot of things that have been done in wishy, washy ways,” he added. “We need to move forward.”




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