Marwan Tabbara is the newly elected MP for Kitchener South–Hespeler. He is a first-generation Canadian and has been living in the riding for almost 25 years. Tabbara is currently a member of both the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration and the Sub-Committee on International Human Rights.
He says increased support of the manufacturing industry is very important to the riding. Tabbara has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and government from the University of Guelph. He credits his mother, who raised him and his two brothers by herself after emigrating to Canada from Lebanon, with his interest in politics. He was a member on the executive of his riding association for two years before running.
Before running for the House of Commons, Tabbara worked as a field supervisor for Q2 Management and in operations and support for Frito Lay.
He is committed to real change and a prosperous future for the families of Kitchener South-Hespeler. Marwan previously worked in Operations at Frito Lay, and is passionate about welcoming new Canadians, improving skills training and educational opportunities, and finding economic solutions that keep jobs local.