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  • Eva Nassif, Candidate for a parliament seat in Laval, Canada


    2015-04-20

    Canada gave me an opportunity I will never get it in Lebanon I am from a humble family gave Lebanon two Martyrs, a father and a brother.Eva Nassif emigrated to Canada in 1992, originally from Ein al Delb, east Saidon


     Eva Nassif is a certified translator, reviser and terminologist. She was a teaching assistant at Concordia University and also served as a part-time teacher for the Marguerite-Bourgeoys and Laval school boards. Mrs. Nassif holds a degree in nursing from Lebanon, where she has also worked as a nurse for approximately eight years. Mrs. Nassif earned a BA in Translation from Concordia University (where she graduated with honors), and completed a Master’s Degree in Translation Studies with a thesis which is unique in the world. In addition to these accomplishments, Mrs Nassif was accepted at the Université de Montréal to pursue a Ph.D in Translation but has put her studies aside. She is a member of the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec.

    Mrs. Nassif is well-known for her enthusiasm and commitment in her parish and community. Among other things, she is a member of the Women’s Liberal Commission, Liberal Multicultural Commission, and Liberal Policy Commission. She is also a member of the Groupe Femme, Politique et Démocratie. From 2006 to 2009, she co-chaired the Graduate, Concordia Students Association (as co-president and as a counselor). She was a member of the Chambre de commerce de Terrebonne (2007-2008) and the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Laval (2010-2011). She was a member of the Association Lavalloise du Transport Adapté (ALTA) (2009). Eva brings an extensive background in community service, mostly with organizations that help youth and families. Since 2009, Mrs Nassif is a member of the board of directors of Dipazon-Jeunesse, non-profit organization that reduce early school leaving by preventing young people from dropping out of education. In the 2008 General Elections, Mrs. Nassif served as a liberal candidate in Terrebonne-Blainville. Although she was running for office in a Bloc riding, she was able to double the liberal vote and finish in second place. Mrs. Nassif is also a member of the Laval Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She has been a resident of Laval for the past seventeen years where she decided to run for office to serve the constituents of Laval. After winning the convention in the riding of Laval on the 22nd of November 2009, she became the official liberal candidate for Laval. She is running now as a nomination contestant for the Liberal Party of Canada in the riding of Vimy (Laval-des-Rapides and Chomedey)

     

    As a mother of triplets, Eva Nassif deeply cares about the challenges faced by youth to get access to postsecondary education. To combat poverty in her riding, she will help the most vulnerable children, single mothers and elderly get access to affordable social housing. As a former nurse and with her Party that supports better homecare caregivers, health remains one of her major concerns, particularly because of the aging of much of the population.

     

    Eva Nassif has been meeting with many residents in the Laval Chamber of Commerce, in schools, in associations and in senior citizens residence in order to know their needs and improve their quality of life. To create more green jobs, Mrs. Nassif will encourage companies to establish in Laval, a very attractive city. She will also work to get the community more involved in climate change issues in order to work towards a more sustainable environment.

     

    Eva Nassif is married to Georges Abi-Saad, a former university professor and certified administrator. Among his five university degrees, he is a structural engineer who holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. He is involved since many years with the Liberal Party of Canada as a financial agent and was Laval regional president. Mrs. Nassif and her husband have been residents of Laval since 1994; together they have eigteen-year old triplets: Charbel, Maroun and Josée.



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