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Eli Tannis. Strengthening families.

Eli Tannis is a successful entrepreneur who was born and raised in Ottawa to immigrant parents from Lebanon. He is the Conservative candidate in Ottawa South to represent you as your Member of Parliament.

Like the owners of small and medium sized businesses across the country, he and his family have created many jobs and understand how much hard work it takes to succeed.

His family is his strength

Eli and his wife Joyce have four children, Jordan, Brandon, Chelsea and Jena.

In 1940, Eli’s father and uncle started Tannis Trading, a small distribution company. Sadly, both died in the early 1970s and Eli’s mother, Souad, was left with six young children and a company that was half a million dollars in debt. With hard work and perseverance, his resilient mother and the family created a successful company, headed by Eli and his siblings for the past 45 years. It employed up to 140 people. Recently, it was sold to Sysco, a major food company which is in the process of expanding its operation in Ottawa South, creating another 100 jobs.

Giving back is in his DNA

The Tannis family is well known for giving back to the community. Eli is a founding member and active organizer and fundraiser for the Tannis 21 Foundation which has contributed more than 1.3 million dollars to community hospitals, research and health care facilities and other charitable organizations.

Eli also spearheaded a partnership between his siblings and Ottawa Salus to help fund and create Karen’s Place in memory of his sister. It is a state-of-the-art housing development located in Ottawa South for those living with mental illness.

He served as President of the Hawthorne Business Park Association and served on the board of St Elias Cathedral.

Why is he running for Parliament?

Eli understands what it is like to be the child of immigrant parents who struggled to make ends meet.

He understands how hard it is for single – or widowed mothers to provide their children with not only the necessities of life, but the time to give them lots of love and encouragement.

He also knows the value of each nickel and dime, especially when you are building a successful business and have not only a young family to support, but employees as well.

Who better to represent our community?

Eli Tannis has helped our families through many charitable ventures, provided jobs for many people, and at the same time raised a lovely family with his wife.

Never one to be afraid to speak up for what is right, Eli feels that his life experiences and financial skills will help families and businesses in Ottawa South.

Strengthening families is Eli’s priority. Helping to develop and implement policies that do that for you would be an honour and a privilege for him.

Supporting small businesses, the backbone of our economy, is another of his priorities. He knows what support they need and will help them every step of the way.

Your vote would be most appreciated.