MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Dr. Sven Spengemann (47)
announced that he will seek the federal Liberal nomination in
Mississauga South. "I am passionate about public service, and I look
forward to the opportunity to work with the people of Mississauga South
to make our community the best that it can be."
Sven's announcement has triggered a sense of excitement among fellow
"I've worked with Sven Spengemann in the Liberal Party as well as on
governance issues in Iraq, says the Hon. Bob Rae, "he's a fine man and
would make a great MP."
Prateek Sanyal, student organizer and President of the University of
Toronto (Mississauga) (UTM) Young Liberals, observes that, "in politics
it is rare to find men like Sven. If his portfolio does not leave you
awestruck, his humility will. I am honoured to support him in his
decision to seek the nomination."
Sven served in the Government of Canada's Privy Council Office and spent
a number of years working on Bay Street, in the financial and legal
services industries. In 2005, Sven was recruited by the United Nations
to join the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) in Baghdad, where he
served until July 2012, in both legal and political capacities.
"Sven embodies the Canadian values of service and compassion and has
demonstrated leadership in bringing people together," said Dr. Lorna
Marsden, President Emerita of York University and a former member of
the Senate of Canada, "his campaign will bring tremendous value to the
Most recently, Sven has served as a Director of the United Way of Peel
Region and the UTM Alumni Association, an Advisor to the Peel
Multicultural Council, and an active volunteer with Mississauga's The
Compass Food Bank.
Born in Berlin, Germany, Sven moved to Mississauga at age 14 with his
family and settled in the Credit Woodlands area. He attended Woodlands
Secondary, served in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets' 845 Squadron and
graduated from UTM. Sven holds law degrees from Osgoode Hall and the
College of Europe and a doctorate from Harvard Law School. He is a
member of the Bar of Ontario.
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