The FCPA congratulates Rechie Valdez on her historic victory, becoming the first Filipina-Canadian MP and the first person of Filipino heritage to serve as MP from Ontario. She will represent the riding of Mississauga–Streetsville as a member of the Liberal caucus.
Valdez’s election puts an end to the 17-year absence of Filipino-Canadians in the House of Commons.
With the Filipino-Canadian population approaching a million and as the third largest immigration group in Canada, the federal political parties must continue to prioritize the nomination of Filipino-Canadian candidates in competitive ridings.
The FCPA is a new non-profit, cross-partisan, grassroots organization working toward stronger Filipino-Canadian representation in elected offices at all levels of government.