A friend of mine, Shaila Kibria, just won the nomination to run as the NDP candidate for Mississauga-Erindale in the provincial elections (October, 2007). Shaila is a mother of three and a long-time activist for a number of causes. She’s the most outgoing, sociable, people-person I know. Her speech came from her heart – that’s just the type of person she is.

Her website is www.shailakibria.ca .