Romans 13:6 – “The authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.”
Father, thank You that You for the service of our MP’s in government. Please give them the wisdom and courage to speak on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. Grant that they do not grow weary of doing what is right. Give them strength as they serve.
Protect them from misunderstanding and attacks of any kind. Give them wisdom and grace in everything they do. Father, please enable them to bring reconciliation, change and unity to our land. May the people in their ridings know that they truly care about them, their needs, and concerns.
Please give Your blessing to them and their families. Amen.
Harold Albrecht is a proud lifelong resident of the riding of Kitchener-Conestoga. He attended Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School and Waterloo Lutheran University (now Wilfrid Laurier University), before going on to the University of Toronto; attaining his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1973. He returned to Waterloo Region, opening a dental practice and operating it successfully for 27 years.
Before entering public service, Harold was an active member of the community, both locally and globally. He served as a Trustee for the Waterloo County Board of Education from 1978 to 1982, and as Chair in 1981-82. He was founding Pastor at Pathway Community Church in south Kitchener, and served there for six years.
In remote parts of Honduras and the Dominican Republic, Harold lent his professional skills to numerous relief efforts organized by the Christian Medical-Dental Society. Far too often, these visits by nurses, surgeons, dentists and ophthalmologists would provide the only medical service a village could access for months. Other international service assignments brought him to diverse countries such as Venezuela, Colombia, Zambia, Nepal, and India.
Harold is the father of 3 married children and 9 grandchildren. He lives in Kitchener with his wife Darlene.
She was named as Minister of Small Business and Tourism by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Prior to becoming MP for Waterloo, Bardish Chagger worked at the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre, an organization that assists new Canadians as they transition to full participation in our community’s life. As the Special Projects Coordinator, Bardish planned and coordinated the annual Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Festival in Kitchener’s Victoria Park, bringing together community, cultural and business groups in Waterloo Region. She also worked with other agencies to offer an annual Global Skills Conference to introduce foreign-trained professionals to related professions and to find meaningful employment.
Deeply entrenched in community activism, Bryan has a long track record of facilitating positive development with those who need it most. It is this unwavering dedication to helping others which motivates Bryan, making him a strong representative for the riding of Cambridge.
His senior management experience spans roles with non-profit organizations including the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club of Canada, and the University of Waterloo. Bryan served on the committee for the Oxford Active Living/Youth Action Plan, was a member of the Y Service Club, and was the Executive Treasurer of the Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries— an organization focused on collecting, analyzing, and openly sharing data to strengthen community with the goal of eliminating poverty.
Bryan’s volunteerism in Cambridge includes coaching baseball as well as being a long-time member of numerous charitable organizations. Bryan earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo and lives in Cambridge with his wife Kristin and two children.
A proud resident of Kitchener-Waterloo, Raj Saini has owned and operated an award-winning small business for nearly 20 years. His success as a small business owner comes from his focus on helping people achieve their health goals using evidence-based protocols to enable healing and encourage healthy lifestyles.
A committed and active supporter of local organizations, Raj works tirelessly to engage his community in politics and international affairs. He is a proud Rotarian of many years, a board member of the Canadian International Council, Waterloo Region branch and a long-time champion of Liberal values. He is passionate about improving the local economy, creating jobs and promoting the health and well-being of Kitchener Centre’s residents through intelligent, fiscally responsible environmental and health policy.
Raj earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from Boston’s Northeastern University.
A first-generation Canadian, he has lived within the riding for more than 24 years. He graduated from St. Mary`s High School, and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from the University of Guelph.
Like many young Canadians he paid his way through school by working physically demanding jobs in construction and factories. Marwan was inspired to enter public service by his mother, who raised him and his two brothers on her own. He credits his family for shaping him into a compassionate individual who cares deeply about the world around him. In the MP`s role of Ombudsperson for his constituents, Marwan is committed to listening carefully and acting as an advocate for residents of Kitchener South-Hespeler with the federal government.
He aspires to exceed his constituents` expectations in providing constituency office service. He is a member of the House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights and Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. He is passionate about providing the resources to reduce immigration backlogs, particularly with respect to family reunification. Energetic and active, he enjoys weight training, canoeing, hiking, riding, and the great outdoors.