ABOUT SALIM MANSUR
Salim Mansur is a resident of London North Centre and teaches at the University of Western Ontario.
Salim is quite widely known to people in London and in Ontario through his long time association as a nationally syndicated columnist for the Sun media. He has also been published in the Globe and Mail and the National Post, and various other magazines and journals in the U.S. on topics relating to foreign policy in general and political developments in the Middle East and South Asia.
Salim is a Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Gatestone Institute in New York, a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Islamic Pluralism based in Washington, D.C., and a founding member of Toronto-based Council of Muslims Facing Tomorrow. He has also served as an academic consultant with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
In the 2000 Canadian federal election Salim was the then-fledgling Canadian Alliance (now the Conservative Party of Canada) candidate for the riding of London West. He came in second securing 21.1% of the ballots cast in the riding, ahead of both the PC and NDP candidates. Salim has remained involved in Canadian politics with his abiding concerns for and devotion to the well-being and security of this country that he made home as an immigrant.
As someone who has experienced the chilling absence of individual rights and freedom in society widely prevalent across many parts of the world, he has devoted much of his writing and public speaking in defence of free speech, individual rights and respect for the dignity of the individual that are the building blocks of liberal democracy. It is for this reason that Salim responded positively to the invitation of Freedom Party, and he views it as an honour and a privilege to be Freedom Party's candidate in London North Centre.