A ‘baby on the way’ for former Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef

Monsef announces on social media she and her partner partner Matt DeCourcey are starting a family

Former federal Liberal MPs Maryam Monsef and Matt DeCourcey are expecting a baby in 2023. (Photo: Odigski Media)
Former federal Liberal MPs Maryam Monsef and Matt DeCourcey are expecting a baby in 2023. (Photo: Odigski Media)

Former Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef has announced on social media she and her partner Matt DeCourcey are starting a family.

“Baby on the way, making 2023 even more fun,” Monsef writes. “Matt and I are excited about the adventures ahead. Appreciate your prayers, good vibes, and advice from all you working moms.”

The 37-year-old Monsef and 39-year-old DeCourcey announced their engagement in 2019.

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Both DeCourcey and Monsef are former federal Liberal politicians. A native of New Brunswick, DeCourcey represented the riding of Fredericton from 2015 until 2019, when he was defeated Jenica Atwin of the Green Party.

Monsef was first elected as Peterborough-Kawartha MP in 2015, a year after unsuccessfully running for mayor of Peterborough. She was re-elected as MP in 2019 but lost her seat two years later to Conservative Michelle Ferreri after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called an early election.

In July, Monsef announced her new business venture, a consulting firm called ONWARD aiming to help women develop leadership skills.

The business offers speaking events, workshops and retreats, and one-on-one consulting.

“ONWARD is about channeling the power of relationships for personal and professional development,” Monsef writes on her website. “It’s a consultancy for women leaders and their allies who may be struggling or looking to maximize their impact.”