Lucille Collard

MPP Ottawa Vanier

I've known Yasir long enough to know that he is dedicated to serving his community in every aspect of his work. He has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the people he represents because he listens. He has actively sought innovative solutions to address challenging issues fostering a culture of inclusivity and collaboration. Because Yasir has been successful in empowering individuals from all walks of life to actively participate in shaping their communities, people identify with him. That's exactly what we need in a true leader.

Andrea Hazell

MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood

Ontario doctors and nurses are in short supply, emergency rooms are closing and patients wait too long to see a physician. Ontario has left $1.7 billon unspent on healthcare. The Ontario Liberal Party needs a leader with experience making tough decisions in difficult circumstances. Yasir Naqvi has proven leadership experience: Attorney General of Ontario, MPP, MP and President of the Party. He has a solid health care plan to improve Ontarians' access to doctors. For that he has my support.

Hon. Arif Virani PC KC

MP for Parkdale-High Park

As young children, Yasir and I each left our home countries and grew up in a new country where our skin colour and our faith at times made life more difficult. We share a unique appreciation for the state's role in protecting and supporting those who are more vulnerable among us. We are both determined that future generations have access to the supports they need to succeed. Electing Yasir Naqvi as Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party is an important step in making that happen

Hon. Jenna Sudds PC

MP for Kanata-Carleton

With a profound understanding of the challenges our province faces, Yasir Naqvi brings a clear and compelling vision for Ontario: make housing affordable, rebuild our health care system and protect our greenspace. Yasir’s track record of action both provincial and federally makes him a strong choice to deliver real, practical solutions to these important issues. As a friend and colleague, I know Yasir will stand up for Ontarians and I’m proud to endorse him for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. 

Hon. Mona Fortier PC

MP for Ottawa-Vanier

Working with Yasir over the years, I know he works hard, has a deep understanding of the issues and challenges of people and is a true advocate to improving the quality of life and well-being for all Ontarians. On this Franco-Ontarian Day, we recognize that francophones have helped shape our identity and celebrate that francophones are an integral part of our province. With his emphasis on values of respect, inclusion and dignity, I know Yasir will represent the diversity of the people of our province.

Salma Zahid

MP for Scarborough Centre

Yasir Naqvi's commitment to advancing the rights and aspirations of all citizens is truly commendable. He has been a vocal advocate for social justice, equality, and access to quality education and healthcare for everyone. He understands that a strong society is built on a foundation of fairness and equal opportunities for all, and his track record reflects his determination to create a more just and equitable society.

Marie-France Lalonde

MP for Orléans
Former MPP for Orléans (2014-19) & Ontario cabinet minister (2015-18)

I had the privilege to work alongside Yasir at the provincial and federal level. I know he will work tirelessly to make sure Ontarians have the education and health care system they deserve while making sure climate change is addressed. As a proud Franco-Ontarian, Yasir has my vote to become the next leader of the Ontraio Liberal Party.


Paul Chiang

MP for Markham-Unionville

Ontario immigrants have come from around the world bringing their skills, knowledge and experience. Yet so many are under employed at a time when their skills are needed the most. Yasir's commitment to building our skilled workforce by streamlining and removing the unnecessary hurdles that hold them back is just one of the reasons he has my support.

Anita Vandenbeld

MP for Ottawa West-Nepean

Our party has heart and it has grit. What we need now is a vision to take our shared history and not just rebuild our party, but to transform it to be ready to take the fight to Doug Ford in 2026. Yasir’s commitment to service means connecting with 124 ridings and using their stories to shape a smart, practical and Liberal path forward to course correct on the damage that Conservatives have done to our Province. This is a leadership race for our future - and this is the future we deserve.


Majid Jowhari

MP for Richmond Hill

With a proven track record of advocating for inclusive politics and championing the rights of all, Yasir continually demonstrates an ability to unite people from all backgrounds and all walks of life. His inclusive approach to leadership ensures that every every voice is heard. I believe Yasir Naqvi is the right Leader for the Ontario Liberal Party. He has my support.


Hon. Helena Jaczek PC

MP for Markham-Stouffville & former federal cabinet minister (2021-23);
Former MPP for Markham-Stouffville (2007-18) & cabinet minister (2014-18)

Yasir Naqvi has spent years giving back, working and volunteering in the province that welcomed him and his family. He exemplifies the kind of leader Ontario needs today –insightful, considerate, and thoughtful – working to make life better for all Ontarians, especially those who have chosen Ontario as their new home. I have seen firsthand both in the Ontario Legislature and the House of Commons how his integrity sets him apart from so many others. His values reflect my own and I look forward to his leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party and the Province of Ontario.


Deb Matthews

Former MPP for London North Centre (2003-18)
Deputy Premier (2013-18) and cabinet minister (2007-18)
Former President (2003-06), provincial campaign co-chair (87, 95, 14, 18), Ontario Liberal Party

Yasir Naqvi has the energy, enthusiasm, intelligence and vision for a better Ontario that we need right now. I’ve watched him in action for many years and I know him to be a man of strength and integrity who lives the values of Liberals every day. I have trust in Yasir. I know he will lead and govern in a way that will make me proud.


Hon. Allan Rock PC CM OOnt KC

Former MP for Etobicoke Centre & federal cabinet minister (1993-2003)
Former Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Canada (1993-97)
Former Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations (2004-06)

Yasir’s years in the provincial legislature and federal parliament have given him much experience in governance and cabinet. He carried the heavy responsibility of serving as (among other things) Attorney General of Ontario. As a long-time Ontario lawyer in active practice, former head of the Law Society of Ontario, and former federal Attorney General, I am keenly aware of how crucial that post is. Yasir fulfilled those responsibilities with distinction and integrity. I know from our years of friendship that he is also down-to-earth, genuine, open and inclusive. Yasir is committed to social justice and equal opportunity. He knows that good government means helping those who cannot help themselves, worrying about those who have little, and creating opportunity for all in education, training and employment. He is in this race for the right reason: to serve others, not his own ego or his own interests. He has fresh thinking that Ontario badly needs. He is the leader Ontario needs now.

Hon. Marie Charette-Poulin

Former National President, Liberal Party of Canada (2006-08)
Former Senator for Northern Ontario (1995-2015)

Great achievement comes through public service. Yasir Naqvi embodies that belief. He chose to serve his province and his country, foregoing a successful legal career, to make change for the better, to contribute to a better future. As a former Cabinet Minister and MPP, Yasir brings substantive governance experience as well as an in-depth knowledge of provincial government machinery. His current experience as a sitting MP will facilitate his future collaborations with the federal government. Yes he is the right man at the right time to lead the OLP, to become the next Premier of Ontario

Hon. Sergio Marchi PC

Former MP for York West (1984-99) & federal cabinet minister (1993-99)
Former Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (1999-2006) 

From the time we served in the same law firm, I saw something special in Yasir. He had an incredible work ethic, he was honest and transparent in all of his dealings, and he was consistently concerned about our public lot. He was always prepared to fight for the underdog. I supported him when he first ran as a political candidate years ago, and I am pleased to support him now for Leader of the OLP.  We need his energy, his experience, his hope, his civility,  and his ideas for a more prosperous province for all of its citizens. As this moment, when our politics has become increasingly toxic, Yasir is the right person for our times.

Hon. John Manley PC OC

Former Deputy Prime Minister (2002-03)
MP for Ottawa South (1988-2004) & federal cabinet minister (1993-2003)

Leadership is about the way you choose to serve your community. I am impressed by Yasir's community leadership, his commitment to public service and his genuine desire to improve the lives of Ontarians.


Sean Conway OOnt

Former MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke (1975-2003), cabinet minister (1985-90)
Deputy leader of the Ontario Liberal Party (1982-85, 91-96); Dean of the Legislative Assembly (1999-2003)

I am impressed by Yasir’s energy, integrity and experience. His is the story of so many newcomers: emigrating to Ontario with his family in search of life where democratic values matter. This background influences how he manages challenging issues. He has been steadfast in his efforts to modernize the justice system, to improve access to justice for all Ontarians. He has championed initiatives to enhance legal aid services, ensuring vulnerable individuals and marginalized communities have support to navigate the complex legal system. Yasir is energetic and experienced and he deserves our support for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.


Adam Vaughan

Former Member of Parliament for Spadina-Fort York/Trinity Spadina (2014-2021) 
Distinguished Fellow at University of Toronto School for Cities

Lots of politicians are talking about housing and that's great, but if the focus doesn't include setting out plans to end homelessness it's just talk. Yasir Naqvi understands the critical role Queen's Park must play if the crisis is to end. Yasir knows that it's both a housing and a health issue and that tells me he isn't just talking about the problem he's been listening. Yasir Naqvi has my support because he has the best plan to end homelessness and build a better housing system for all.


Hon. Don Boudria PC

Former MP for Glengarry Prescott Russell (1984-2006) & federal cabinet minister (1996-2003)
Former MPP for Prescott & Russell (1981-84)

Yasir Naqvi needs no "on the job" training to be Premier of Ontario. He is a lawyer, former Liberal Party President and has served in the legislature and as a Cabinet Minister in our great province. His experience at both the provincial and federal level make him a formidable candidate and Premier in waiting. He can and will bring the Ontario Liberals back to power.


Michael Gravelle

Former MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North (1999-2022)/Port Arthur (1995-99) & Cabinet Minister (2007-2018)

I had the pleasure of working with Yasir for many years at Queen's Park and I have always known him to be hardworking, thoughtful and compassionate. I watched him tackle tough issues in government with determination and grace. He is the only candidate in the race who understands the unique challenges facing Northern Ontarians and I know he will be a strong champion for the Northern and rural ridings. He has my vote - and I hope he has yours too.

Linda Jeffrey

Former MPP Brampton Springdale (2003-14) & Cabinet Minister (2010-14)
Former Mayor, City of Brampton (2014-18)

I watched Yasir, as a past President of the Ontario Liberal Party, travel to every corner of Ontario strengthening and supporting dozens of riding Associations. At Queen's Park, I got to know a man of boundless energy and astute observations. Ontario needs someone like Yasir who represents the future – he is principled, courageous and lives his life with integrity. Yasir is my choice for Leader.

Charles Beer

Former Ontario Minister of Community and Social Service and Minister responsible for Francophone Affairs (1989-1990)
Former MPP for York North (1985-1995)

Yasir Naqvi is the right person to lead our party. He offers principled and ethical leadership we badly need in these difficult times. He has developed and supported progressive policies as MPP and Cabinet Minister. As CEO of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, he encouraged policies to strengthen our democracy. He knows the challenges our province faces and will invest work to return the province to a progressive track. When I ran for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, Yasir was with me. 30 years later, I’m with Yasir and ask my fellow Liberals to join me on November 25 and 26 and vote Yasir Naqvi.

Monique Smith

Former MPP for Nipissing (2003-2011) & Cabinet Minister (2007-2011) 
Former Representative for Ontario in Washington (2013-2018)

Yasir Naqvi is the right person to rebuild and lead the Ontario Liberal Party. As someone who has been involved in the party all of my life, I have worked with many Liberals from across the province. Yasir is a hard working, committed, driven team-builder. He understands the importance of strengthening riding associations to create strong local communities. I am delighted to join so many of my former MPP colleagues who have experienced his drive, in supporting Yasir for Leader. We need an honest, progressive, forward-thinking leader who can lead the province in these turbulent times.

Michelle Simson

Former MP for Scarborough Southwest (2008-11)
Former President, Ontario Women's Liberal Commission (2004-2007)

I had the privilege of marching with Yasir in Ottawa in the pouring rain several years ago, in support of an exceptional educational institution, Sathya Sai School of Toronto. He left a lasting impression on me with his passion and commitment to our shared Liberal ideals. As Former President of the OWLC, my first inclination was to support a woman for Leader but at this critical time I believe we will be best served by electing Yasir Naqv. He has the leadership qualities we need going forward. Not only does Yasir have my total support in his leadership bid for our party. but also all my efforts to influence other Ontario Liberals to follow suit.

Dave Levac OOnt

Former MPP for Brant (1999-2018)
Speaker of the Legislature (2011-2018)

Leadership is about the way you choose to serve your community and the way you push for change even when it feels like there’s a mountain in front of you. Yasir Naqvi embodies leadership and service at his core. Someone who questions the path of least resistance as the only choice, someone who won’t settle for the status quo, and someone who believes that the strongest voice is the voice of the community. I’m supporting Yasir because these are the values that ensure that anyone in Ontario has the opportunity to succeed.

Bill Mauro

Former MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan (2003-2018) & Cabinet Minister (2014-2018)
9th Mayor of Thunder Bay (2018-2022)

I served in elected office for 25 years, as MPP, Mayor and City Councillor, so I know about elections. I also know what it takes to win. I know that Yasir Naqvi has what it takes: a unique blend of experience, dedication, and a proven track record of effective leadership. He has an unwavering commitment to justice, fairness, and equity. In a field of strong Liberal leadership candidates, I am pleased to offer my support to Yasir Naqvi as he strives to reinvigorate the Ontario Liberal Party in preparation for the next provincial election.


Glenn Thibeault

Former MPP for Sudbury (2015-18) & Cabinet Minister (2016-18)
Former MP for Sudbury (2008-15)

The Ontario Liberal Party is at a crossroads. We need a Leader who is experienced, determined and ready to do the hard work to rebuild our riding associations and invigorate our grassroots supporters. Ontario is a diverse province and Yasir is the leader we need to solve the unique challenges facing communities in Northern and rural Ontario.

John Wilkinson

Former MPP for Perth-Wellington (2007-11)/Perth—Middlesex (2003-07) & Cabinet Minister (2007-11)

Over the decades every generation of Ontario Liberals have found their voice, their inspiration by choosing a Leader who becomes the voice and inspiration of all Ontarians. The life story of Yasir Naqvi is truly inspirational for me, and so many others, because it embodies what it means to be a Canadian in the 21st Century. His experiences have given him a strong, clear voice calling on all Ontario Liberals to come together, through the power of democracy, to serve the province we love.

I have endorsed my friend, Yasir, because I truly believe his extraordinary life journey gives voice to the values of who we truly are as Ontario Liberals. With Yasir as Leader, I have no doubt he will inspire another generation of Ontarians to join us, once again, to leave a better world to our children and grandchildren.

Hon. Jean-Jacques Blais PC KC

Former MP for Nipissing (1972–84) & cabinet minister (1978-79, 80-83)

While Attorney General for Ontario, Yasir strengthened French language legal services by creating an advisory committee charged with the improvement of French language access to Justice in the Province. His projects at the courthouses in Ottawa, Sudbury and in North Bay the latter which I represented in the House of Commons from 1972 to 1984 resulted in the seamless access to Justice in French in eastern and northern Ontario.

I have known Yasir now for more than 20 years and have been highly impressed with his qualities and skills, as a jurist and as a provincial and federal legislator. In the 70s and 80s I had the great privilege to serve in a Pierre Trudeau cabinet. I recognize leadership when I see it. Yasir will make a great leader of our Party.


Sophie Kiwala

Former MPP for Kingston and the Islands (2014-18)

I am delighted to support my former colleague and friend Yasir Naqvi. Yasir has the experience, grit and energy to be an excellent Premier. His progressive action is evident in the 'Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017' creating safe zones for women to avoid harassment when accessing health services. He also recognizes the need to mitigate circumstances that lead to making difficult health decisions in the first place. To rebuild our party, we need to focus on forward-thinking positive momentum and Yasir is the only one in my books who has that momentum.


Jim Brownell

Former MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry (2003-11)

As a former teacher I was always proud to see my students graduate. They graduated with the knowledge they had a future in Ontario: opportunities for good jobs, a health care system to protect them and their future families, and surrounding green space to help protect nature, water and farmland. Today, Doug Ford has limited that future: jobs where workers don’t make a living wage, privatizing health care and selling off our green spaces to developers to build homes that newcomers and young families can’t afford. The Ontario Liberal Party needs Yasir Naqvi, a leader with experience to make tough decision, who can balance the protection of our green space and at the same time provide a positive future for generations to come.


Phil McNeely

Former MPP for Ottawa-Orléans (2003-14)

When I was in Liberal Governments. we created the Greenbelt and removed coal from electricity generation and promoted renewables that today are the least cost to electricity generation. Yasir Naqvi was one of our effective leaders during that period. With his experience and leadership, Yasir will bring the Liberals back as the governing party in Ontario.


Bob Delaney

Former MPP for Mississauga-West/ Mississauga-Streetsvile (2003-2018)

I have had the opportunity to know personally, and serve in office alongside both leading candidates in this Ontario Liberal leadership race. Yasir Naqvi is the better choice. Yasir will build a stronger party. He is the better listener. He will build a better team and attract better candidates. Yasir's leadership will be about the Party he will lead, the province he will serve, and the people he will represent. The better way forward for Ontario Liberals lies with a leadership vote for Yasir Naqvi.


Lou Rinaldi

Former MPP for Northumberland (2003-2007), Northumberland-Quinte West (2007-2011), (2014-2018)

When ERs close in small and rural towns across Ontario it can be more than an hour to the nearest hospital for medical help. The province’s lack of investment in medical care means our communities can’t attract doctors and nurses. We need a leader who understands our reality and has a solid plan to address the shortage. For me, that leader is Yasir Naqvi.


Khalil Ramal

Former MPP for London Fanshawe (2003-2011)

In these challenging times, Ontario requires a strong leader capable of uniting us and possessing the skills necessary to restore confidence in our economy, improve public health, and revitalize our education system. Yasir Naqvi is the candidate with the experience and unwavering determination to accomplish these crucial goals. That's why I am casting my vote for Yasir, as he truly values these principles.


Jim Watson

Former Mayor, City of Ottawa (1997-2000, 2010-22)
Former MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean (2003-2010) & Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (2007-10)

I am very honoured to support my friend and former colleague Yasir Naqvi in his campaign for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. As colleagues in the legislature i saw first hand his passion and effectiveness in fighting for his constituents day in and day out. As Mayor I saw him deliver for our community time and again. Yasir knows this province through his many leadership roles - MPP, Minister, Party President and MP. I proudly support him.


Cathy Curry

Councillor for Kanata North, City of Ottawa

I really appreciated Yasir’s help with school board issueswhen I was a trustee. His willingness to chat and listen to local residents and representatives from other levels of government are qualities that make him approachable. Now as a city countillor, I continue to see that Yasir has an innate ability to understand complex issues and at the same time, offer solutions that we can implement and that work. These are all things I have loved about Yasir and why I support him for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.


Helga Campbell & Wayne Campbell

Trustee for Niagara Falls, District School Board of Niagara / Councillor, City of Niagara Falls

We have known Yasir for many years, and know him to be a true friend and man of unquestioned integrity. He’s a thinker and a problem solver.As Ontario’s Attorney General, he came to understand the clear link between mental illness and the justice system... We need someone of his ability who realizes there are no quick fixes for complex problems.


Malika Ghous

Trustee for Ward 18 Scarborough Southwest, Toronto District School Board

Scarborough is my home and as a school board trustee, I know the challenges facing students in our classrooms. With two kids in Ontario schools, Yasir Naqvi intimately knows those challenges as well. Ontario needs a leader who will emphasize rebuilding our education system with the teachers and education workers who can help our students reach their full potential. Electing a strong, supportive and effective leader of the Ontario Liberal Party is the first step in that rebuilding process. I believe that Yasir Naqvi can be that leader and he has my support.

Lisa-Marie Wilson

Trustee for Barrie (Ward 7-10)
Simcoe County District School Board Federal Liberal Candidate for Barrie-Innisfil (2019 & 2021)

Ontarians are struggling under Doug Ford's leadership. Families can’t find a family doctor; children's growth and learning are impacted in over-crowded classrooms. People work two and three job just to pay rent with barley enough left to put food on the table. Doug Ford doesn’t offer effective solutions – he cares only for the people in his circle evidence the green space mess. Yasir Naqvi has the governance experience to provide forward-thinking solutions to the pressing issues faced by our province. Yasir Naqvi is for all Ontarians. He is a leader who will support all of Ontario and its people from the north, south, east, and west. He is the leader Ontario needs.

Alicia Higgison

Councillor, Town of Tecumseh
Former Trustee (2018-22) & Board Chair (2020-22), Greater Essex County Distrct School Board

Yasir Naqvi has proven he knows what Ontarians care about, what moves us; finding real solutions to our most challenging issues. Yasir’s unwavering dedication to education from full-day kindergarten to expanding post-secondary pathways, all with secure, responsible funding, aligns with his commitment to equitable, responsive, and inclusive policies. As a young mom raising kids in a complex pandemic transition, I want a leader who will restore my trust in the systems and supports that allow us to live our lives with stability and give us room to grow. Yasir is that leader; he shows up and he listens. He’s the right leader for Ontario.

Rawlson King

Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe, City of Ottawa

Yasir’s inclination is always to bring people together. As CEO of the Institute of Canadian Citizenship, Yasir spearheaded initiatives to promote civic engagement, diversity, and social cohesion. His leadership was instrumental, developing programs to facilitate integration of newcomers into Canadian societ He, recognizes the immense value they bring to our nation's fabric. Championing the principles of inclusion and cultural exchange, he has helped bridge divides and foster a sense of belonging among individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Patricia Hehn

Former Councillor, City of Orillia (2014-22)

My riding of Simcoe North, and its predecessor Simcoe East, last elected a Liberal MPP in the 1930s. Even in the best of times for Liberals, Simcoe North remained stubbornly blue. But that didn’t make the area any less important to Yasir. He came to the riding and always listened thoughtfully to our concerns. You could tell that he genuinely cared. I was thrilled when I heard that he’d entered this race and I know that Yasir will bring that same care and attention to being leader, and then as Premier.


Bob Monette

Former Councillor for Orleans (2006-2018) & Deputy Mayor (2014-2018), City of Ottawa
Former Town Councillor (1985-91), Township of Cumberland

My 19 years in civic politics showed me the importance of representing the diversity of interests and voices in my community. Yasir has a great capacity to bring people together to find common ground yet can still make the tough decisions. His experience in senior cabinet roles, combined with his personal background, provide him with the qualities we need in the Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. He has my vote.

Robert Quaiff

Former Mayor (2014-18) and Councillor (2000-03, 10-14), Prince Edward County; Ontario Liberal Candidate for Bay of Quinte (2018)

Offering support to Yasir is a no-brainer for my wife Susan and me. We both love our community and are heartbroken at the bullying tactics of Doug Ford. The first time I met Yasir I could see the enthusiasm in his eyes and the passionate way he spoke. He continues to offer infectious optimism that the Ontario Liberal Party can do better and with him as Leader, I can believe in that optimism.

Khalid Usman

Former Councillor for Ward 7 (1997-2006, 2018-22), City of Markham

Yasir Naqvi embodies the values that define our party - equality, inclusivity, and compassion. He has consistently fought for marginalized communities and underrepresented groups, making him a champion of progressive values and a beacon of hope for those who have been left behind. His values are my values and I look forward to working with him as the next Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.

Rino Bortolin

Former Councillor for Ward 3, City of Windsor (2014-22)

Yasir Naqvi has the right mix of experience and vision to take the Liberal Party into the next election and beyond. I know firsthand the importance of having a principled and strong leader at Queens Park. A true partner, and collaborator, his record as Attorney General reveals his strong commitment to human rights and Liberal values. His integrity and dedication position him well to be the voice of the next generation. In a field of such strong candidates, I am pleased to support Yasir Naqvi as the next Leader of the Liberal Party.

Ahmed Absiye

Treasurer, Ontario Young Liberals
President, Carleton University Young Liberals

I have had the privilege to work alongside Yasir over the past year as President of the Carleton University Young Liberals and can say without a doubt that he is a true ally of Young Liberals. He is a champion for youth priorities and is always there to lend a helping hand. I am inspired by Yasir’s willingness to always listen to and collaborate with youth to ensure our voice is heard. I am absolutely thrilled to be supporting Yasir as the next Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.

Hamza Kamal

Federal Director, University of Guelph Young Liberals
Communications Manager, 2022 Safdar Hussain (Brampton Centre) Provincial Campaign
Volunteer Coordinator, 2021 Shafqat Ali (Brampton Centre) Federal Campaign

It’s time to challenge the status quo and break down barriers across Ontario. Yasir is by far the only candidate who can deliver real change for the Ontario Liberal Party and lead us to success. The very moment I met Yasir, he had my full support.

Shyan Hayder

GTA East Regional Coordinator, Ontario Young Liberals

Youth in Ontario are looking for a leader we can trust and I know we can trust Yasir Naqvi to listen to our voices and take our concerns seriously. Yasir cares about the issues that are important to today's youth and he recognizes the need to create a future where we can succeed.


Umar Abro

President, York-Simcoe Young Liberal Club

Yasir is the right choice to not only lead our Party but our province. I admire Yasir's ability to connect on a genuine and personal level with each person. I am impressed by his policy on free tuition making education accessible for everyone regardless of income. We need a leader who is focused on removing barriers to participation for young people. That is why I'm proud to endorse Yasir as our new leader the next Premier.


Aeshma Suleman

Finance Chair, University of Toronto (Mississauga) Young Liberals

I am proud to endorse Yasir Naqvi for his bid to become the next leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. Yasir has shown time and again that he has the ambition, experience, dedication and the work ethic our party needs. Yasir’s efforts to engage with young Liberals, his commitment to issues that matter most to young Ontarians, such as housing and education, have earned him my unwavering support.


Umaid Zahid

Executive Vice President, Ontario Young Liberals

Yasir Naqvi is the clear choice for leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. His impressive record of public service, commitment to social justice and inclusivity, and exceptional leadership make him the ideal candidate to lead our party forward. His ability to bring people together and build consensus is truly remarkable. I wholeheartedly endorse Yasir Naqvi for leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and look forward to seeing his vision for a stronger and more equitable Ontario come to fruition.


Myah Tomasi

Chair, Young Liberals of Canada (Ontario)

The youth of our Party deserve a leader who will do more than the status quo, someone who young people can count on. That person is Yasir Naqvi. I could not be more thrilled to endorse Yasir in his bid for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.


Huzaif Qaisar

President, Ontario Young Liberals

As the Ontario Young Liberal President, I have witnessed firsthand what Young Liberals need from our party. We need bold ideas, ambition, a fresh perspective and Yasir brings all of that and more. I have no doubt that under his Leadership, youth will always be at the forefront driving change. I am proud to support Yasir Naqvi for OLP Leader.


Lukas Redmond

Finance Chair, University of Ottawa Young Liberals

When I first met Yasir, he shook my hand and asked my name. Now every time I meet him he remembers me. That small gesture makes me feel like what I have to say matters to him and it’s what sets him apart from so many others. It’s a characteristic that combined with Yasir’s knowledge and proven leadership skills at both federal and provincial levels, is exactly what we should be looking for in a party leader and premier. His name will certainly be first on my ballot.


Mannal Qureshi

Co-Director Field Operations, University of Toronto (Mississagua) Young Liberals

In these decisive times, Ontario needs steadfast leadership. Unlike others, Yasir Naqvi stands firm: protecting our Greenbelt, championing transparency, and pushing back against murky politics. His vision of free tuition ensures education for everyone, breaking down barriers for our youth. Yasir doesn't just speak; he listens, connects, and acts. For an Ontario where our future thrives, and our values stand strong, I proudly endorse Yasir Naqvi. The Premier we need, the leader our youth can trust.


Matthew Edginton

Vice President Federal, University of Ottawa Young Liberals

The next leader of the Ontario Liberal Party needs the experience and conviction to be able to go toe to toe with Doug Ford in the next election, while also staying true to the progressive values of our party. I know that Yasir Naqvi has all of these essential qualities, as well as being a champion for housing, education, and mental health care, making him the best choice to be our next leader.


Mussab Bin Imran

Communications Director, Guelph Young Liberals

Yasir has outlined a clear and achievable plan for solving many of the issues that Ontarians are facing. Whether it's building the north, making housing affordable for the youth or making sure that tuition fees for both local and international students don't leave holes in their pockets. Yasir has shared a step-by-step road map to tackle all these issues and more. He is by far the only candidate who has a REAL plan and can challenge the status quo.


Campbell Simard

President, Ottawa Centre Provincial Young Liberals 
President, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Provincial Young Liberals

After seeing the hard work and dedication Yasir brings as Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, I know that as Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, he will be the voice that motivates youth to joint our movement in every single corner of the province and will defeat Doug Ford in 2026.


Abdel Amin

Vice President Provincial & Organization Chair, Carleton University Young Liberals
Youth Chair, Ottawa West-Nepean federal EDA

I am proud to endorse Yasir Naqvi for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. Yasir is a proven leader who not only represent the diverse population of Ontario but also brings the momentum and energy our Party needs to defeat Doug Ford in 2026.


Rahul Walia

Finance Chair, Young Liberals of Canada

Yasir has the experience, ambition, and dedication needed to be the next leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and beat Doug Ford in 2026. From making post-secondary education more accessible, to supporting workers with foreign credentials - it’s clear Yasir is the right choice. I am proud to endorse Yasir as the next leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.


Ty Bradley

President, University of Ottawa Young Liberals

Yasir Naqvi is consistent in representing the progressive values we believe in as Liberals. He connects with people in a positive way and has the energy and drive to deliver results. Yasir will be a transformational Premier who benefits those who are most disadvantaged by inequities in society. I’m looking forward to ranking him first on my ballot.


Victoria Da Silva

Third Year Director, Queen's University Young Liberals

Yasir's progressive strategies to combat some of Ontario's most pressing issues are purposeful and achievable. By visiting 9 post-secondary institutions in 6 days, Yasir demonstrated his tenacity and steadfast commitment to listen to Liberal youth. I proudly support Yasir Naqvi to be the next Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.


Jack Coen

Bilingualism Director, University of Ottawa Young Liberals

The OLP is at a critical point in its history. Instead of trying to imitate the Ford government, we must take a bold and principled stance on the side of progress. Yasir impressed me as the first candidate to release a mental health platform, and he hasn’t wavered in his commitment to 2SLGBTQIA+ rights, housing affordability and integrity since. I am proud to endorse Yasir Naqvi for Liberal Leader.


Dishaly Ilamaran

Vice President Federal & Communications Chair, Carleton University Young Liberals

Yasir's progressive strategies to combat some of Ontario's most pressing issues are purposeful and achievable. By visiting 9 post-secondary institutions in 6 days, Yasir demonstrated his tenacity and steadfast commitment to listen to Liberal youth. I proudly support Yasir Naqvi to be the next Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.


Ali Asjad

Finance Director, University of Guelph Young Liberals

I believe Yasir is the best candidate for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. When Yasir visited the Guelph Young Liberals, he always had time to listen to our concerns and ideas and he was intereested in what we had to say. He wans't there just to sell us on his own ideas. Yasir’s platform is the only one that truly looks out for youth, from housing affordability to free tuition for those who need it. I am proud to support Yasir.


Kaniz Mouli

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Oakville North-Burlington (2022)

I have been involved in Liberal party politics my entire life as a youth organizer, party executive and a Candidate. For as long as I have been involved, Yasir Naqvi has been an inspiration for people like me to get into politics. Not only is Yasir the most experienced candidate in the race but he has the determination, lived experience and knows what it takes to win in a diverse Ontario . He understands the issues and challenges that people are facing and can lead the transformation our Party needs to earn the trust of Ontarians. I am proud to support him to be the next Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.

Ismail Mohamed

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Kitchener South-Hespeler (2022)

Yasir Naqvi embodies leadership and service at his core. He believes that the strongest voice is the voice of the community. He puts himself in the shoes of others to see what they see and feel what they feel, reflecting on his own story as the story of generations of Ontarians. That's why I support him for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.


Stephanie Maghnam 

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Kanata-Carlton (2018)

Yasir Naqvi's visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to progress make him the clear choice to lead the Ontario Liberal Party. With a proven track record of advocating for inclusive policies and championing the rights of all, Yasir has demonstrated his ability to unite people from all walks of life. His dedication to fostering economic growth, investing in education, and ensuring accessible healthcare showcases his deep understanding of the needs of Ontarians. As a leader who listens and acts, Yasir's innovative ideas and thoughtful approach will undoubtedly steer the party towards a brighter, more prosperous future for our province


Mike Radan

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex (2014 and 2018)

Now more than ever, as we seek to rebuild, involving the party membership in key policy decisions is paramount. As a riding president and former candidate, I support the leadership candidate who recognizes that preparing for, and winning an election is a team effort. Yasir Naqvi is the candidate with passion and respect for the grassroots; the leader who can harness engagement from Liberals in every part of the province. To me, he is the obvious choice and I am honoured to support him for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.

Aziz Chouhdery

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Haldimand-Norfolk (2022)

Yasir actively engages with diverse voices. His inclusive and consultative approach means everyone has the chance to be heard, regardless of who you are or where you're from.

Safdar Hussain

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Brampton Centre (2018 & 2022)

Preserving green spaces and protecting our environment is not a priority for Doug Ford and his Ontario Conservatives. Awarding huge contracts to developer friends and supporters is not the Ontario Liberal way. We need a new leader who believes that we can do better. For me, without a doubt, that leader is Yasir Naqvi.


Katie Gibbs

Former OLP candidate for Ottawa Centre (2022)

As a long-time environmentalist and a mom with two young kids, I'm worried about the path that Ontario is on. We're already feeling and living with the devastating effects of climate change. We need a leader in Ontario who understands the scale of what we're facing and who will prioritize building a safe and vibrant future. Yasir has a bold and tangible plan for climate and environmental action and I'm thrilled to support him for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.


Zeba Hashimi

Ontario Liberal Candidate for London-Fanshawe (2022)

As a dedicated public servant and lawyer, Yasir Naqvi brings a wealth of experience to Ontario. He has been instrumental in banning race-based carding, raising the minimum wage, & digitizing the provincial court system to create efficiency. More importantly, Yasir lends an understanding ear to the issues. His willingness to sit down with Ontarians and learn their stories and challenges, combined with his knowledge and experience makes him a positive force for Ontario.

Tay Butt

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Nickle Belt (2018)
Regional Vice President (North), Ontario Liberal Party (2015-21)

Northern Ontario is too often overlooked by governments at Queen's Park. But we are the largest region in the province. As Liberals in northern Ontario, we're looking for a leader who understands both our challenges and the opportunities we have to offer. We want a leader who will listen to and work with northerners and who has a concrete plan to prioritise health care, economic grown and prosperity in the north. Yasir Naqvi has a plan that we can believe in and I'm pleased to support him for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.


Mazhar Shafiq

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Scarborough Centre (2018 & 22)

As a past candidate for the Ontario Liberal Party, I have seen first hand what it means to have a strong, experienced community leader like Yasir Naqvi in your corner. His actions in his community show that he gets involved to make change happen. He’s a Leader whose values reflect my own and a Leader I know will work hard to bring about the changes we need to form Government and fulfill the promise of Ontario for those who have been here for generations and for those who have recently come to Ontario. I am proud to say that I will vote for Yasir Naqvi as Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.


Lovina Srivastava

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Nepean (2018)

Yasir Naqvi comes with an impressive track record, and a solid vision for a strong Ontario. While Ontario faces a shortage of workers in nearly every sector, we have so many highly trained professionals with foreign credentials who are unable to practice in Canada. Ontario needs to use their talents and experience. Yasir's plan to recognize the potential of this population will address not just the shortage issue but will also contribute to economic development, which is the backbone of any successful society.


Ashley Fox

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Perth-Wellington (2022)

Redirecting funds from public healthcare to private clinics and delegating diagnostic and treatment responsibilities to pharmacists is an inadequate solution for the 2.2 million Ontarians without access to a family doctor or nurse practitioner. Ontario needs a visionary leader to provide considered and well-informed solutions to the pressing challenges we currently face. For me, that leader is Yasir Naqvi. He investigates root causes and advances viable solutions, drawing from the insights of frontline healthcare professionals like me and advice from scientific experts, rather than relying on personal friends or political affiliations.


David Bruno

Federal Liberal Candidate for Kenora (2021)

Michael Gravelle's endorsement of Yasir prompted me to have a closer look at his policies. I found Yasir to be competent and passionate about Northwestern Ontario issues and for that reason he has garnered my respect and support. Good luck Yasir. You have me in your corner. He will be good friend for the North and I look forward to working with him in the future.


Jack Uppal

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Nepean-Carleton (2014)

Yasir Naqvi embodies the qualities of exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to the well-being of our province. With a proven track record of public service, he has consistently demonstrated his dedication to the people of Ontario. Yasir's deep understanding of the issues that matter most to Ontarians, combined with his thoughtful and inclusive approach to policy-making, sets him apart as the leader who can bring positive change to our communities. His ability to listen and engage with a wide range of perspectives ensures that the decisions he makes are reflective of the diverse needs of our province. Furthermore, Yasir's background in law and advocacy has equipped him with the skills to navigate complex challenges with integrity and a solutions-oriented mindset. He has a unique ability to foster collaboration and bridge gaps, which is crucial for effective governance and achieving meaningful progress.

As a friend, Yasir's genuine warmth and authenticity shine through in all his interactions. He's not just a leader, but also someone who cares deeply about the well-being of individuals and families across Ontario. His passion for social justice, inclusivity, and economic prosperity underscores his commitment to building a stronger, more equitable province for everyone. Yasir's bid for the Ontario Liberal Leadership position is a beacon of hope for a better future. With his vision, experience, and dedication, he has the potential to lead Ontario into a new era of prosperity, fairness, and unity. It's with great enthusiasm that I offer my support to Yasir Naqvi as he embarks on this important journey to serve the people of Ontario.


Ibrahim Daniyal

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Pickering-Uxbridge (2018, 2022)
Former VP Engagement, OLP (2019-2021)

Having known Yasir Naqvi since 2007, I respected his commitment when he was Ontario’s Attorney General to fighting hate and discrimination. He is the face of Ontario, a true contrast to Doug Ford, embodying diversity and experience. His in-depth understanding of our province’s issues, grounded in his substantial political experience, sets him apart from other candidates. Yasir’s platform of strengthening grassroots and ensuring fair nominations aligns with our core liberal values. I believe Yasir is the leader to defeat Ford and rejuvenate the Ontario Liberal Party.


Rob Esselment

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Haldimand-Norfolk-Brant (2003)
Former President, London West PLA (2013)

As Ontario Liberals think about how we can positively impact our province's future, I am looking for a leader with the energy and determination to do the work to bring people together and challenge the voters to want better. I believe Yasir Naqvi will be that leader.


Deborah Whale

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Waterloo-Wellington (2003)
2016 Inductee to the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame; Honourary Doctorate, University of Guelph

I’m a farm business owner in southern Ontario. I believe Yasir Naqvi will be a strong advocate for rural Ontario, ensuring that our contributions to Ontario are no longer taken for granted but invested in strategically and valued. Yasir understands the importance of maintaining a strong and competitive rural economy. He knows the value to Ontario of innovative, science-based agricultural production and agri-food businesses. He supports preserving the green belt, our valuable farmland, and importantly, the vital funding required by training and education institutions to maintain an excellent agri-food workforce. Serving as MPP, Ontario’s Attorney General, head of two Cabinet Ministries and now as MP, Yasir’s experience in government makes him a capable leader for OLP and ultimately the competent provincial Premier which both urban and rural Ontario so desperately need.


Karim Bardeesy

Ontario Liberal Candidate, Parkdale-High Park (2022)

Yasir is an inclusive leader who brings people together. It's what makes Yasir a complete leader, not a solo act. His political energy feeds off the commitment and involvement of others, whether it’s around building a campaign team, or a coalition around a tough issue. He consults widely, listens well, and shares the stage. We are blessed to have so many talented individuals from many walks of life, and from across Ontario, standing for the leadership of our party. Of these, Yasir stands out to me as the most ready to put a team together, to campaign, and to govern. In other words, to lead our party, and our province as Premier.


Selwyn Hicks

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound (2022)
Former Deputy Mayor of Hanover, former Warden of Grey County

I have carefully followed the debates and candidate platforms. Every candidate is impressive in their own right. However, what tipped the scales for me is that Yasir came to my home and sat down with me for 30 minutes to explain his platform and ask for my support. If he is willing to work that hard to obtain my support, I am confident he will work even harder to win back Ontario for the Liberals. Yasir Naqvi has my vote for Leader.


Isabel Metcalfe

Federal Liberal Candidate for Carleton-Mississippi Mills (2006)
Founding Chair, Famous Five Ottawa

Yasir Naqvi steps up. In 2007, Yasir Naqvi stepped forward to win a highly contested nomination, then 3 consecutive election victories. In 2021, Yasir stepped forward to win the federal seat. Today he steps up again for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. Yasir has the experience, competence, confidence, and drive to lead. A proud volunteer with Yasir since 2007, I know he respects the people of Ontario, advancing progressive policies to make our province better. An enthusiastic and energetic warrior, he will serve every community and every region as Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.


Richard Mahoney

Federal Liberal Candidate for Ottawa Centre (2004, 06)
Former President, Ontario Liberal Party (1992-95)

As a former President of OLP, provincial Campaign Chair, and veteran of many leadership campaigns, I’ve seen the qualities that make a good leader: wisdom, integrity, collaboration, a willingness to listen and the ability to sort through the many voices who think they know best. Yasir’s family came to Canada fleeing persecution and, through his work and success, he has become the very embodiment of the Canadian dream. His leadership will help lift up others and help them achieve their hopes and dreams here, too.


Sheila Gervais

Former National Director, Liberal Party of Canada (1989-93)

From the first day I met Yasir, I hoped he would one day lead our party. Leaving politically oppressive circumstances and immigrating to Ontario as a young man, his life's experiences coupled with political acumen, respect for democracy and good governance, make him well suited to lead our province in these challenging times. Serving as MPP and Minister in key portfolios, and as President of OLP, Yasir knows our province. He exemplifies the promise of Ontario, and I know he's the one to restore it.


Eric Davis

Ontario Liberal Candidate for Kitchener-Waterloo (2011, 2012)
President, Waterloo Provincial Liberal Association

I whole heartedly endorse Yasir Naqvi for Leader or the Ontario Liberal Party. He has the drive and experience to move the Party forward together. Yasir is also committed to making the Party competitive in all parts of the province. Please join me in supporting Yasir Naqvi.


Jamie Carroll

Former National Director, Liberal Party of Canada (2006-07)

Yasir Naqvi is the leader Ontario Liberals need to take the Party, and the province, past the corruption and scandal of the Ford Government and into the future. Having known Yasir for almost 20 years, I know he will do the work needed in every riding in the province. As a longtime organizer, I have seen Yasir work - he should not be underestimated.


Ashwani Bhardwaj

Chair, Scarborough Centre Federal Liberal Association

Liberals in Ontario need a leader who will appreciate their life experiences. Arriving in Canada as young boy, Yasir learned the value of hard work to thrive and survive. He learned that getting involved in his community, helping others with a hand up, builds character that we value. He’s a dad, a community leader, a lawyer and a politician, but most of all, he’s an Ontario Liberal who believes there is a place in this province for all of us – regardless of where we come from, who we love or who we worship. Yasir Navqi is my choice for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.

Wiquar Hussain

President, Windsor West Provincial Liberal Association

Yasir has repeatedly shown me that he understands the power of community across Ontario, not just the GTA. His willingness to listen and collaborate with local Liberals will be key in rebuilding our party. I'm proud to support him for Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.

Raziq Khurshid

President, Pickering-Uxbridge Provincial Liberal Association

Yasir Naqvi believes that the strongest voice is the voice of the community. His version of service puts himself in the shoes of others, to see what they see and feel what they feel, reflecting on his story as a story of generations of Ontarians.

Giovanni Prevete 

President, Haldimand-Norfolk PLA

We need a leader with experience, dedication, and a proven track record of effective leadership who will support us at the local level. Yasir Naqvi is a proven leader who can navigate the complexities of governance and provide forward-thinking solutions to the pressing issues faced by our province, from healthcare and education to the economy and the environment.


Umbreen Akhtar

Executive Vice President, Ajax Provincial Liberal Association

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted that our health care system needs serious reform; deficiencies became glaringly apparent. Yasir’s commitment to a better system shines through in his approach to make necessary changes: to expedite licensing procedures for foreign-trained doctors and nurses along with enhanced training of medical professionals. His dedication and vision will pave the way for a better healthcare system, one that is equipped to meet the needs of the people with compassion and efficacy.


Rukhsana Kousar

President, Brampton Centre Provincial Liberal Association

Yasir Naqvi possesses a unique blend of experience, dedication, and a proven track record of effective leadership. As a former Attorney General of Ontario, he displayed his unwavering commitment to justice, fairness, and equality. His steadfast advocacy for human rights and social justice issues has been exemplary, demonstrating his ability to champion the rights of all.


David Hehn

Director, Toronto Danforth PLA

I first met Yasir at the 2009 OLP AGM in Windsor, on Halloween. He was just elected OLP president, and we wore virtually identical Clark Kent costumes (though mine was better!). Yasir was a fantastic president. He made a point to visit unheld ridings throughout the province, listening to their challenges and providing guidance and support to overcome those challenges. I am proud to call Yasir my friend and prouder still to support him in this race. I know that he’ll make a Super Leader, and a better Premier.


Masood Alam

Regional Vice President East for Don Valley West PLA

Ontario needs a progressive and dynamic leader now who can rebuild our party and make Ontario more competitive and affordable for everyone. The chaos, accidental premier Doug Ford and his government has caused in 17 months in Ontario and the many cuts he has made, have negatively impacted everyone in the province. Yasir Naqvi is the person who can make the changes that our province needs. He is a hard-working, effective leader who has a comprehensive plan to truly transform our party, based on his long experience as Ontario Liberal Party President, MPP, MP and Attorney General. As a volunteer during the pandemic, I saw the value of community, working together to find solutions to help all those in need. Yasir Naqvi has the same approach to public service. Yasir believes in a party and a province where everyone belongs. The Ontario LIberal Party needs Yasir Naqvi as its Leader and next Premier to return Ontario to the province of hope where everyone can feel they belong.


Patricia Favre

Former Vice President (Communications), Ontario Liberal Party (2016-19)
Vice Chair, 2022 Campaign Debrief Committee

Yasir Naqvi is the exact leader the Ontario Liberal Party needs for this moment. His experience, energy and commitment to our party and province stand him apart. I have worked with Yasir for years as a party volunteer and am proud to support him for Leader.


Ryan Ward

Former President, Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte Provincial Liberal Association
Former Chair, Barrie-Innisfil Federal Liberal Association

I have known Yasir Naqvi for several decades and in that time, I have seen his remarkable work as President of the Ontario Liberal Party, as MPP, MP and Cabinet Minister to make Canada and Ontario better. The Ontario Liberal Party needs an accomplished Leader with a plan for our future that we can believe in. That leader is Yasir Naqvi.

Peter Landry

Former President, Bay of Quinte Provincial Liberal Association

As a former riding president and current policy director in a riding comprising many rural communities of farms and small towns, I have good idea what Liberals in Ontario want in a leader. We want a leader who will listen to our ideas, include us in discussions of policy and help us grow Liberal support, riding by riding. Yasir Naqvi has proven his commitment to the Liberal Party as MPP, Cabinet Minister and as President of the Ontario Liberal Party, visiting ridings across the province lending his support. I have no hesitation supporting Yasir Naqvi for leader.

Ben Charlebois

Chair, London West Federal Liberal Association

Yasir leads with compassion , integrity and vision. He's the kind of problem solver we need to restore Ontarians' faith in their Government. He has an inspiring track record of bold, decisive leadership and he is doing the hard work of listening to and engaging with grassroots Liberals across the province. I look forward to working with him as Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.


Judi Codd

Chair, Don Valley North Federal Liberal Association
Former Trustee, Toronto District School Board (1994-2003)

I’ve known Yasir both from his history with OLP as Party President, candidate and his advocacy work at Queen’s Park. Yasir has always worked with local communities to come up with innovative solutions to address challenging issues - including reforms like syncing Ontario's minimum wage to inflation, combatting harassment, and increased road safety around schools. Doug Ford is breaking the promise of Ontario that Liberals like you and I helped to build and only Yasir has the experience, energy, and dedication to rebuild our party and province.


Khalid Alvi

Chair, Brampton North Federal Liberal Association

Yasir is representative of all Ontarians - those who have recently arrived in Ontario and those whose families have been here for generations. He represents those who continue to struggle to find an affordable home and a living as well as those who are well established in Ontario. The Ontario Liberal Party needs a leader who understands both of those realities. Yasir Naqvi has.a unique blend of experience, dedication, and a proven track record of effective leadership. He is my choice for Leader.


Neil Knudsen

Former President, Ottawa Centre Provincial Liberal Association

I have known Yasir for almost 20 years now. I am supporting him because I have seen how he engages with all his constituencies: voters, party members, and citizens alike. In every case he "walks the talk" on actively listening, and hearing, what people have to say. Witness the fact that as part of this campaign he's visited almost every riding in Ontario. Combine that with his record as Party President, MPP, Cabinet Minister, and MP, and we have the makings of a leader with the experience to change the way politics is done, a change we can all agree is sorely needed.


Nicholas Ferriera

Treasurer & CFO, Toronto Centre PLA
Campaign Manager, 2022 David Morris Toronto Centre Provincial & 2021 Daniella Johnson York-Simcoe Federal Campaigns
Former President, University of Toronto Young Liberals (2019-20); former Communications Director, Ontario Young Liberal (2017-18)

With voters' growing cynicism and disillusionment, especially among younger voters, our party cannot afford to just do politics as usual. Our ongoing relevance is dependent on us choosing a leader that speaks with credibility, thinks with empathy, and acts with integrity. Yasir is that leader.


Rashid Mukhtar

Executive Secretary Sudbury Provincial Liberal Association 
Former Organization Chair of Sudbury Federal Liberal Association,
Focal Person for the Federal Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis Labor and Manpower in Canada

With experience in the Liberal Party - both federal and provincial- and Focal Person for the Federal Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis Labor and Manpower in Canada, I grasp the needs of Ontario Liberals. We need a leader who values our input, engages us in policy discussions, and will help us build Liberal support in each riding. Yasir Naqvi's record as MPP, Cabinet Minister, and President of the Ontario Liberal Party underscores his commitment to the party, actively supporting ridings province-wide. I wholeheartedly endorse Yasir Naqvi for leadership.


Craig Brockwell

Former Regional Vice President (South Central), Ontario Liberal Party
Former President/Campaign Manager, Niagara Centre PLA 

I worked with Yasir when he was a Minister. He was accessible and eager to hear stakeholder ideas and positions. He was humble enough to integrate our ideas but firm as well in denying those that weren’t in the best interests of all Ontarians. That’s why I’m supporting him.


R. Douglas Elliott, LSMj

Leading human rights, constitutional & class action lawyer
Honorary Doctorate, Law Society of Ontario
Namesake of R Douglas Elliott Fellowship for LGBT+ research, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Yasir Naqvi is my first choice for leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. Yasir understands and cares about the North. He has great ideas about how to address our health care challenges by consulting closely with local communities to craft solutions that really work. Unlike Doug Ford, Yasir is not going to squander our tax dollars on southern vanity projects designed primarily to make the rich richer.


Ava Hill

Former Elected Chief (2013-19), Six Nations of the Grand River

Yasir has the life experience, background and commitment that have proven to be most valuable to him as a leader in this country. He is accessible and inclusive and will focus on issues that are important to people's livelihoods. He has as an acute knowledge of what those issues are and will work to build positive relations with communities to find solutions. He is an inspiration and role model for the youth who will follow in his footsteps.


Beatrice Keleher-Raffoul

Community Leader, Long-time Liberal Activist

Yasir is a leader for our times. I have known and supported Yasir for over 20 years. As a community and Liberal activist, I know first hand how he works and responds to people and issues. He demonstrates leadership, integrity and new thinking on solutions. Yasir Naqvi will make an excellent leader bringing new energy for the advancement of the people of this province. I look forward to his leadership as head of the Ontario Liberal Party and as Ontario’s next Premier.


Debra Davis

Political activist, Ontario Liberal Party, Liberal Party of Canada

Yasir has represented Ottawa Centre both provincially and federally. People love and respect him. He has held several portfolios in previous Ontario Governments - he knows and understands the issues. Yasir has held the highest position in the party so he knows what it takes to rebuild, renew and engage the membership. Yaisr is authentic and good-hearted. He listens and can move an agenda forward. Yasir is just what the party need nowto defeat the Ford Government and I am delighted to support him.


Gogi Sidhu

Community Ambassador, Kitchener Funeral Homes & Crematorium

Yasir Naqvi understands that success for Ontario Liberals can only come through true grass roots engagement. Like me, Yasir is an immigrant, giving him an understanding of the unique life experiences of new Canadians, As Ontario's Attorney General, Yasir stood up for the rights of marginalized communities, and as Premier, I know he will continue to be a champion for all Ontarians, not just those who have traditionally had access to power.


Ali Baig

Long-time Liberal Volunteer & Don Valley West Resident

I’m a long-time, grassroots Liberal, looking for a leadership candidate with a real plan to support me in my work on the ground; someone who understand the value and contributions of a riding association. Yasir Naqvi has presented a comprehensive plan to reform the Party. His inclusive and consultative approach will lead to meaningful reforms that I believe will help us be ready to fight and win the next election. For that and more, Yasir has my vote.


Kimothy Walker

Award winning national journalist

I don’t practice party politics but I am proudly supporting Yasir Naqvi to lead the Ontario Liberal Party and become Premier of Ontario. COVID showed us that Doug Ford’s priorities are not the sick, the elderly, the medical professionals, our students or their teachers. I don’t like his treatment of Ottawa or Ontario. We need a change. Yasir is a veteran MPP, MP and Ontario Attorney General. He is an amazing Dad whose moral compass is exceptionally well calibrated. He exemplifies the qualities we need in a leader. I can’t wait to see him as Leader and the next Premier.


Hifza Musa

Yasir is a problem-solver who knows how to get real results. A hard worker, he will do what it takes to rebuild our party, one member and one riding at a time. A genuine and thoughtful individual, who always stands up for his beliefs and what is right.


Mary Jessop

Financial agent for federal and provincial campaigns

As Yasir’s financial agent since his very first campaign, I have unique insight into the man as a candidate. He listens more than he talks and builds consensus across divergent communities working to build up others without sacrificing his principles. He always acts with integrity moreover, he insists that his teams do as well. WIthout question, he is the best candidate to re-build the party and give Ontarians a government that will work for them.


Adam Dodek

Former Dean, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

I’ve known Yasir Naqvi afor the last two decades. His work to modernize our legal systems, to make access to justice fairer for everyone, is a reflection of his background. Yasir comes with an impressive track record and a solid vision for a strong Ontario. He’s in this race because of a lasting commitment to civic engagement. With him at the helm of the Ontario Liberal Party, I believe Ontario will once again be heading in the direction where everyone can see a brighter future.


Krishna KC

Nepalese Community Leader

To me, Yasir Naqvi is the best candidate for the Leadership position for Ontario Liberal Party! I find Yasir strong, hardworking, competent and experienced, and with the leadership skills and vision to take the Ontario Liberal Party forward. I have full confidence in Yasir to take the initiative and bring about the changes we need to restore Ontario’s promise. My vote will be for Yasir Naqvi as the next Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.