Four Common Law Alumni Win Their Seats in 2018 Ontario Provincial Election

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018

Goldie Ghamari (J.D. 2012), Amanda Simard (J.D. 2013), Effie Triantafilopoulos (LL.B. 1976) and Lindsey Park (J.D. 2013)

The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section would like to congratulate Goldie Ghamari (J.D. 2012), Amanda Simard (J.D. 2013), Effie Triantafilopoulos (LL.B. 1976) and Lindsey Park (J.D. 2013) on winning their seats in the June 7, 2018 Ontario Provincial Election.


Progressive Conservative Goldie Ghamari (J.D. 2012) was elected in the new riding of Carleton. Ms. Ghamari serves as Legal Counsel with Grey, Clark, Shih and Associates, Limited (GCS), and is a business and international trade lawyer at Golsa Ghamari Professional Corporation. She is active in her community, volunteering her time with Ottawa Community Immigrant Services, The Women’s Business Network of Ottawa, and Head Start Ottawa.

Amanda Simard (J.D. 2013) was elected in the riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell. Ms. Simard, who ran for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, serves as a Councillor in Russell Township, as well as a Political Staffer on Parliament Hill. She also has experience as a Policy Advisor at the federal level. She is a Trustee of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries.

Progressive Conservative Effie Triantafilopoulos (LL.B. 1976) was elected in Oakville North-Burlington. Ms. Triantafilopoulos, Senior Counsel at Vassos Law, specializes in corporate, international trade and immigration law. She has served as the chief of staff to federal cabinet ministers, is the former President and CEO of Save the Children Canada and the former Executive Director of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.

Lindsey Park (J.D. 2013) was elected in the riding of Durham as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party. Ms. Park is an Associate with MBC Law Professional Corporation, and her civil litigation practice includes estate law, financial loss recovery, commercial litigation and construction law. Ms. Park previously worked as an advisor to the federal Minister of Environment. She is an active member in her community.

Nathalie Des Rosiers, former Dean of the Common Law and Civil Law Sections, was re-elected in Ottawa-Vanier as a member of the Ontario Liberal Party.

The Faculty would like to thank Bob Chiarelli (LL.B. 1967), Yasir Naqvi (LL.B. 1999) and David Zimmer (LL.B. 1970) for their service as members of the previous provincial government.

The Faculty would also like to acknowledge Karin Howard (LL.B. 1986), Jennifer Stebbing (LL.B. 2008) and Andrew West (J.D. 2015) who ran during the election.

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