Chandra Pasma is your Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean. Chandra is a proven advocate for workers and people who need a helping hand. She serves as Official Opposition Critic for Education, Poverty and Homelessness Eradication.
Before being elected, Chandra was a researcher with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, fighting to ensure that all Ontarians have access to high quality, vital public services like health care, emergency services, and post-secondary education. Her report “Under Pressure” revealed the dire state of ambulance services in Ontario, squeezed by increasing demand, longer hospital offload times, and insufficient funding.
Prior to CUPE, Chandra served as an advisor to parliamentarians, delivering change on important issues like child care, affordable housing, and Employment Insurance. Chandra has also been active for over a decade as an anti-poverty activist, fighting for comprehensive solutions to ensure that everyone in our communities can live in dignity.
As a parent of three school-aged children, Chandra has seen first-hand the effects of the Ford government's cuts to education and healthcare on our local schools and the Queensway-Carleton Hospital. Chandra is a tireless advocate for these and other public services that improve the lives of everyone in her community.