Shad Qadri

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Shad Qadri
Ottawa City Councillor
Assumed office
December 1, 2006
Preceded by Janet Stavinga
Constituency Stittsville Ward
Personal details
Born 1952
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Theresa Qadri[1]
Residence Ottawa
Profession Politician, Businessman

Shad Qadri (born c. 1952 in Pakistan) is a politician and businessman in Ottawa, Ontario. He is the councillor for Stittsville-Kanata West Ward (Ward 6) defeating Gilles Chasles in the 2006 municipal election. On October 27, 2014 he was re-elected to a 3rd term, defeating Dave Lee after gaining 60.94% of the vote.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Prior to his entry in municipal politics, Qadri was a well-known local businessman and was heavily involved in the community. He is involved in several special events that are held in the community including the Villagefest and Parade, the Christmas Parade of Lights and Winterfest. He is also involved in numerous charities and fundraisers across the city. He was also a former director and treasurer for the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. He is also one of the key players in the development of the ward in which several residential developments are underway or are planned including Kanata West, Jackson Trails and West Ridge.

Due to his involvement in the community, Qadri was known by many as "Mr. Stittsville" and he received several distinctions and community awards for his volunteering.

Shad Qadri and his wife Theresa owned the Showbiz Entertainment And Gifts store in Stittsville which is now closed. He has one daughter and one son. His wife is seeking the Ontario Liberal Party nomination in Carleton for the Ontario general election, 2018.[3]

Municipal politics[edit]

As a councillor candidate he opposed, like his opponent, the expansion project of the Carp Road landfill which was requested by Waste Management. Like several other councillors, he is looking forward to improvements of public transit, better fiscal accountability, increased security measures and encourages development of the community. He was however against the expansion project of the O-Train north-south light rail line which was cancelled on December 14, 2006.

Election results[edit]

Ottawa municipal election, 2006[edit]

Stittsville-Kanata West Ward (Ward 6)
Candidate Votes %
Shad Qadri 6287 72.02%
Gilles R. Chasles 2442 27.98%



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