More at stake than hats in the Brampton Centre ring
In a lengthy Zoom interview with reporter Stephen Weir, Johnson says that she is resigning her post with the LIFT Philanthropy Partners (a national, non-profit organization that helps vulnerable and at-risk Canadians) and moving to Brampton to pursue the nomination in the next federal election. Although there has been no formal announcement on when the next election will be held, political pundits say that the only question is whether the final federal vote will be sometime in late spring or in early fall this year.
Brampton Centre has long been a Liberal riding and normally one would expect the sitting member to run for re-election but that will not be the case this time around.
Daniella Johnson is happy that there is an opportunity to seek the nomination in the Liberal stronghold.
LIFT Philanthropy Partners she was part of the social impact team which supported social purposed organizations to help them have a meaningful impact on the communities they served. Prior to that? She worked for Waterloo Region Immigration aiding in the successful settlement, integration, and community involvement of new immigrants and refugees.
Once she formally throws her hat into the ring, Johnson and her husband will be resettling in Brampton. She already has set up a website for her coming campaign and wants to work hard introducing herself to the community both in person (following Covid rules) and online.
Although she apparently has strong support within the Liberal party, she will be up against at least one other candidate wanting to carry the flag in downtown Brampton. Last month Filipino-Canadian lawyer Paul Saguil announced his intention is seeking the Liberal in the riding and there are signs that others will jump into the ring soon.