Ahmed Hussen

This Newly-Elected Somali-Canadian MP Should Be Appointed to Cabinet

Samuel Getachew | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

As the new Prime Minister-elect fulfills a campaign promise of a gender balanced cabinet -- I hope he would also fulfill the promise of cultural diversity among the executive members of his new government. He would be best served, by looking at Ahmed Hussen -- a formidable, talented and hard working Canadian -- up-close and using his talent in cabinet.

Why I Support the Liberals Under Justin Trudeau

Samuel Getachew | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Continued humiliations and defeats, at the hands of Stephen Harper, has made the Liberals, more organized, open and accessible than ever before. What has always impressed me about them, is their strong will to survive, triumph and ultimately, win. Trudeau has that mojo.

Only a Fool Would Underestimate Trudeau in the Federal Election

Samuel Getachew | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Trudeau is the most impressive, practical, and smart political leader since the Jean Chrétien era. Since taking over a near-bankrupt, third place, humiliated party less than two years ago, he has made it a growing political movement. The party is now well-organized, better funded, and has attracted strong candidates and volunteers that truly represent the new Canada.

How Is Canada's Somali Population Faring?

Samuel Getachew | Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

The Somali Canadian population is "undergoing the growing pains of integration into the larger Canadian mainstream" according to the head of the influential Somali Canadian Congress. Ahmed Hussen, a noted activist and newly minted Ottawa University lawyer, reflects on mentorship, influence and integration for Canada's large Somali population.