(born c. 1952 in Pakistan
) is a politician
in Ottawa, Ontario
. He is the councillor
for Stittsville-Kanata West Ward
(Ward 6) defeating Gilles Chasles
in the 2006 municipal election
Qadri studied at Carleton University
and received a degree in Urban economic and Urban geography
Prior to his entry in municipal politics, Qadri was a well-known local businessman and was heavily involved in the community. He is involved in several special events that are held in the community including the Villagefest and Parade, the Christmas
Parade of Lights and Winterfest. He is also involved in numerous charities and fundraisers
across the city. He was also a former director and treasurer
for the Western Ottawa Community Resource Center. He is also one of the key players in the development of the ward in which several residential developments are underway or are planned including Kanata West, Jackson Trails and West Ridge.
Due to his involvement in the community, Qadri was known by many as Mr. Stittsville and he received several distinctions and community awards for his volunteering. However, he does not live in Stittsville; nor does he live in Ward 6.
Shad Qadri and his wife Theresa owned the Showbiz Entertainment And Gifts store in Stittsville which is now closed. He has one daughter and one son.
As a councillor candidate he opposed, like his opponent, the expansion project of the Carp Road landfill
which was requested by Waste......