Ian Kathwaroon was a candidate for mayor in the 2018 civic election in Selkirk. Kathwaroon, who is running for MP in the federal riding of Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman, was born to immigrant parents in Ontario.
He studied education at the University of Winnipeg and works in the area of behaviour and addictions.
Stonewall Argus: What has inspired you to run in the 2019 federal election for Member of Parliament?
IK: I have watched many children grow up during my career, as well as my niece, and when I look around, I am fearful for their futures. Our grandparents fought for our freedoms and returned to demand a good life. Since then, we have let our freedoms and our rights slip. Most Canadians are currently in severe debt and our children can’t afford education and homes.
SA: How do you feel you can make a difference for your local community?
IK:I want to effect positive change for our children and grandchildren.