The Liberal candidate for Ottawa-Vanier, Mona Fortier (MBA 1998) won last night's byelection with 51.2% of the vote. This marks a historic moment, as it is the first time residents have elected a woman to represent them in the federal riding's history.

Mona Fortier holds a master’s of business administration (MBA 1998) from the Telfer School of Management, and a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Sociology, from the University of Ottawa.

A local businesswoman and skilled and passionate communicator, Mona Fortier is well known for her professional achievements and effective service to our community.

“While at Telfer, Mona was actively involved in student life, participating, for example, in a high tech case study competition and supporting the activities of the student council,” said François Julien, Dean of the Telfer School. “In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Mona received the Telfer School’s Young Achiever’s alumni award in 2011.”

Congratulations to Mona Fortier on her historic win!

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