Election victory for Wadham alumna

24th October 2019

News, Alumni news

Wadham alumna Anita Anand (Jurisprudence, 1989) has been elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal MP for Oakville.

A Law Professor at the University of Toronto, Anita won her seat on in the Canadian federal election on Monday, October 21 with 28,668 votes (237 of 248 polls reporting). Her closest competitor, Conservative candidate Terence Young, had 24,046 votes.

“I am honoured to be the next Member of Parliament for the wonderful town of Oakville,” Anand posted on her LinkedIn page. “Thank you so much to my awesome team and many volunteers who supported this campaign. I am so grateful to you.”

Anita’s former tutor, Emeritus Fellow Jeffrey Hackney, commented; “I send my congratulations to the voters of Oakville for electing a woman of high intelligence, energy and probity to be their representative in Ottawa.  The world would be a better place if the same could be said of all elected representatives everywhere.  I am sure I can pass on special congratulations both to them and to Anita from the Wadham law community.”

Anita Anand is a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto where she holds the J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate Governance. She served as Associate Dean from 2007-2009 and since 2010 has served as the Academic Director of the Centre for the Legal Profession and its Program on Ethics in Law and Business.

Her election campaign, as part of Team Trudeau, is to serve her community and make a real difference to the families of Oakville.