Eli Tannis is a businessman, philanthropist, and your Conservative candidate in Ottawa South. Born in Ottawa to Lebanese immigrants, Mr. Tannis served as Vice President of Tannis Food Distributors, a family-based business that has operated in Ottawa South since 1976. In addition, Mr. Tannis has also served as President of the riding’s Hawthorne Business Park Association. In addition, Mr. Tannis is a founding member of the Tannis 21 Foundation, which has contributed more than $1.3 million to local community hospitals, research, health care, and other Ottawa-based charities. Mr. Tannis and his family are also the main benefactors of Karen’s Place, a housing development for people with mental health needs. Mr. Tannis, a married father of four, understands the importance of a strong community and strong businesses alike and is committed to improving Ottawa South through getting tough on crime, tax cuts, and creating an environment that supports local businesses.