I have the pleasure and honour to support the candidacy of Salim Mansur as a candidate for the Conservative Party in London North Centre. Throughout his distinguished career as a Professor, civil rights advocate, journalist and author, Salim has shown courage, moral leadership and intellectual integrity in everything he undertakes. It is rare to meet someone so humble who has achieved so much. The Conservative Party, the constituency and indeed the entire country would benefit from his election as a Member of Parliament.
The Hon. Joe Oliver, P.C., is former Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence, 2011-15, and former Minister of Finance, 2014-15.
Salim Mansur is an exceptional individual. It is to all our benefit that he is standing for the CPC nomination in London North Centre. Salim is precisely the kind of representative Canada needs in our Parliament.
When we first met in London during meetings with various organizations, Salim deeply impressed me with his directness in discussing difficult issues, his remarkable common sense, his ability to clearly communicate, and his very evident concern for our country. Salim has a rare ability to cut through the fog of political spin to arrive at the heart of issues, then address them forthrightly.
Since that time, I have seen Salim grow in his contribution to the issues of our day, both through personal involvement and his thoughtful writings.
Citizens are searching for strong, balanced and courageous leadership. Salim fits that profile. He is unafraid to take a stand on important issues, even when he knows that could prove difficult. A team player, but far from a yes man, Salim knows how to achieve a healthy balance between both encouraging and challenging others in key discussions. I have seen that Salim is motivated by love of this country rather than love of position.
Political leadership today is increasingly demanding. Principled and balanced leadership is increasingly difficult for voters to find. That is why I strongly support Salim’s candidacy. I believe he has the skills, experience and heart to be a respected and effective voice for the citizens of London North Centre, and for our great country of Canada.
I urge you to get behind Salim Mansur and ensure he carries the CPC banner for London North Centre in the 2019 federal election.
Hon. Diane Ablonczy, P.C., is former Member of Parliament for Calgary North, 1993-2015, and served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, as Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism, as Minister of State for Seniors, and as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the Americas and Consular Affairs.
I have known Salim for at least 20 years. We have met at scholarly conferences and I have read many of his studies. Everything I know about Salim leads me to believe that he would make an excellent MP, representing the people in your riding and contributing to the formulation of policy. I recommend him without reservation.
Herbert Grubel is Professor Emeritus (Economics) at Simon Fraser University, Senior Fellow in Fraser Institute, and former Reform Member of Parliament for Capilano-Howe Sound, 1993-97.
Salim Mansur is a good friend and a fine scholar. He’s also a strong conservative. He’ll make an outstanding Conservative Member of Parliament
Tom Flanagan is Professor Emeritus (Political Science), University of Calgary, public intellectual, a close advisor to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and author of his most recent book, Persona Non Grata: The Death of Free Speech in the Internet Age.
Salim Mansur is a gentleman and scholar of outstanding courage and integrity. Over the past two decades, few Canadians have done more than he to combat the twin evils of moral relativism and multicultural extremism that threaten the very foundations of our national identity. As the Conservative MP for London North Centre, Salim can be counted upon to make a vital contribution in Parliament to the defence of freedom, democracy and the rule of law for all Canadians.
Rory Leishman is a nationally known and respected columnist, formerly on the editorial board of the London Free Press, academic and author of Against Judicial Activism: The Decline of Freedom and Democracy in Canada.
It gives me great pleasure to endorse Salim Mansur as the Conservative Party candidate for London North Centre in the upcoming 2019 election.
I have known and worked with Salim for the past ten years. Salim’s devotion to Canada and the values that Canada represents, as can be read in his writings and speeches, is remarkable. Salim is greatly respected locally and internationally for his views and analysis of Islam, the Muslim world, South Asia and the Middle East. He is an ardent supporter of freedom based on individual rights, classical liberal values, human rights and pluralism.
I believe Salim is the kind of person we urgently need in Parliament to address our issues and present solutions to the problems we are mired in.
Raheel Raza is a columnist and activist in the global Muslim reform movement, founder and President of Muslims Facing Tomorrow, and author of Their Jihad, Not My Jihad.
Salim is a colleague and a loyal friend, who when the chips are down shows up. He is a brave man who defends principles that matter to us all. He is steadied by his integrity, his coherent thinking, and a deep insight into human nature, nurtured by personal familiarity with the tragedy of life. His wisdom and fortitude are a great asset to Canada that all people of good will and good sense should embrace.
Christopher Essex is Professor of Applied Mathematics and Physics at Western University, London, Ontario and co-author of Taken By Storm: The Troubled Science, Policy, and Politics of Global Warming.
I avidly endorse the nomination of Salim Mansur as the Conservative candidate for London North Centre in the 2019 federal election. Through several years as a personal acquaintance and considerably longer as a reader of his books and newspaper columns, I know Salim to be a man of courage, honour and fairness whose commitment to maintaining Canadians’ freedoms and the primacy of individual rights is absolute. At a time when so much of our political culture is ruled by innocuous finger-to-the-wind calculations of what will play well with factions that too often hold scant regard for our defining national principles, I trust Salim to work – and when necessary to fight – to uphold those principles.
Herman Goodden is playwright, blogger, and former columnist for the London Free Press, and author of his most recent book, Speakable Acts: Six Plays.
I have known Salim Mansur for many years, and have found him to be a passionate Canadian, a dedicated professor, loved and admired by all of his students, a deep thinker who understands the basic underpinnings of our society and what it will take to make our country thrive. As an author, Salim Mansur has detailed his concerns about multiculturalism and its devastating undermining of our country. As a speaker for the Speakers Action Group, he has been a consistent voice educating our community about the basic needs of our democracy and advising on critical issues which must be discussed.
I believe that Salim would make a profound contribution to the Conservative Party of Canada with his depth of knowledge on political science, on the Middle East, on what is needed to help re-orient our country, Canada, to help stabilize and set down guidelines for success.
Shirley Ann Haber is the founder and president of The Speakers Action Group in Toronto.
The news that Professor Salim Mansur was going to run for political office brought an immediate smile: "Hurrah! There is hope!" Over our darkened, and dispirited political landscape we would soon see a bright light and feel a fresh breeze - just what Canada so greatly needs in this time of impoverished ideas and stale remedies. As a distinguished scholar and writer who came to Canada primed with the very beliefs and ideals that made Canada a great nation, but which too many citizens now take for granted, Salim is uniquely positioned to remind us all of our foundation in political democracy, freedom, family, free enterprise, and the rule of law.
William Gairdner is a retired academic, Canadian Olympian (decathlon) in the Tokyo Summer Games 1964, businessman, founder of Civitas Canada, and author of his most recent book The Great Divide: Why Liberals and Conservatives Will Never, Ever Agree.