Sunday, 10 April 2011

Liberal Party Leader Taleeb Noormohamed

NORTH VANCOUVER – An Ismaili candidate who is a veteran of the federal Liberal scene in Ottawa has narrowly defeated another Indo-Canadian candidate to take the nomination for North Vancouver into the next federal election.
Taleeb Noormohamed, 34, won the Liberal nomination race Saturday, edging out North Shore News sales manager Dee Dhaliwal approximately 460 votes to 430, according to unofficial tallies, reported North Shore News.
District of North Vancouver Coun. Roger Bassam came third in the race, with Kevin O’Brien, a former MLA in the Northwest Territories, a distant fourth.
Both Noormohamed’s and Dhaliwal’s camps signed up more than 500 new members prior to the vote on Saturday, swelling Liberal ranks in North Vancouver to about 1,400 from under 300 party members just a couple of months ago.

Meet Taleeb

Taleeb Noormohamed have a permanent connection to the community of North Vancouver, which began nearly 30 years old when his family moved to the area. As a child, attended Taleeb Maplewood Elementary School, a short walk from the family home in Riverside Drive. The family business started in the basement of his family's home, continues to grow in North Vancouver.


After Maplewood, Taleeb attended St. George's High School and in 1994 received a scholarship to attend Princeton University where he studied International Relations. While in college, Taleeb led a number of student organizations, including a mentoring program for students in the city center, the high school.

After graduating from Princeton, Taleeb attended Oxford University with a grant from the Commonwealth for his doctoral work in Geography.

Professional Experience

Taleeb began his career by founding a technology consulting practice. After working in this field for several years, Taleeb sought a new challenge. In 2003, Taleeb chose to follow his passion for public policy, and began working in the public sector. Taleeb joined the Privy Council Office where he worked under two ministers Liberal government (Chrétien and Martin), and worked on a number of issues, including governance and Canada's place in the world.

In 2006, Taleeb was appointed Director of the Air Review Secretariat and Senior Advisor to the Hon. Bob Rae. In this capacity Taleeb to review all procedures of international and national levels, and in close collaboration with Canada's National Security Agency, RCMP and CSIS. Under the leadership of Taleeb, permanent monuments to the victims of the bombing of Air India flight 182 were built, one in Vancouver's Stanley Park, the other at Toronto's Humber Bay Park East.

After his work on the Air India file, Taleeb was asked to assume the role of Director of Citizen Participation in the federal government department of Public Safety. Taleeb was responsible for establishing policies for community involvement for the Department and the RCMP and CSIS.

More recently, Taleeb served as Vice President of Strategy and Alliances for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). Taleeb was responsible for managing, among other things, the Association of Revenue, Government and International Relations and National and International Client Services. Taleeb was a key element of VANOC "Canada Games" initiative, which seeks to include all Canadians in the celebration, and was the principal negotiator behind the agreements that led to the city of North Vancouver and the District of Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games family.

Taleeb also understands what it means to run a small business. He is the main change and the restructuring of a company of online learning technology to its President and CEO, the creation of new high-tech careers for local professionals. From raising capital to make payroll each month to help reduce costs and save money, Taleeb understands the challenges facing small businesses.

Community Involvement

Taleeb is a firm believer in the importance of local community service. His community service work includes his contribution as a member of the Board of Directors of Covenant House in Vancouver and the West Vancouver Community Centre. He is a former member of the Board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In 2010, Taleeb was appointed as the representative of British Columbia to the Board of Trustees of the Fathers of Confederation Trust Lands and the Confederation Centre of the Arts at the Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz.

Besides his work with these organizations, volunteers Taleeb widely within the Ismaili Muslim community.

In recognition of his many contributions to the community, Taleeb was awarded the Canadian Governor General's care by the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, in 2007.


Taleeb is fluent in both official languages ​​of Canada and also speaks Persian, Gujarati and Hindi.

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