Re-election victory for Wadham alumna

23rd September 2021

News, Alumni news

Wadham alumna Anita Anand (Law, 1989) has been re-elected to her seat in the Canadian parliament following elections this month.

  • Anita Anand

Representing the Liberal Party for the Riding of Oakville in Ontario, Anita won 26,203 (45.8 percent) of the votes. Her closest competitor, Kelly Colborne (Conservative) won 40.1 percent of the votes. 

Thanking the people of Oakville Anita said on twitter: “Thank you Oakville for believing in representation that is diverse and inclusive and for giving me the chance to serve you again as your Member of Parliament.”

“Victory is a team effort and I couldn't have crossed the finish line without my amazing and dedicated team. I am so grateful to everyone who helped out on the campaign. To my family and my friends, thank you for standing with me every step of the way,” she added. 

Anita Indira Anand PC MP is currently the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and the Receiver General for Canada. She has represented the riding of Oakville in the House of Commons since the 2019 federal election. She is the first Indian Canadian of a Hindu background to become a federal minister in Canada. 

Prior to her political career, Anand was a professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law specialising in corporate governance and the regulation of capital markets. 

Her former Wadham tutor, Jeffrey Hackney, has expressed his delight and believes the best is yet to come.