Riina Defaria is a 25-year resident of Mississauga East-Cooksville, and the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) candidate in the Ontario constituency of Mississauga East-Cooksville.
As a lawyer and a part-time instructor at the Bar Admission Course (Law Society of Upper Canada), she is an experienced advocate who can represent the concerns of the residents of the constituency in Ottawa.
She is a graduate of the University of Toronto where she received her B.A., B. Ed and M.A., and a graduate of Osgood Hall Law School (York University) where she received her L.L. B. as well as her L. L. M.
Riina is also an accredited Family Mediator and the Chair of the Peel Family Mediation Advisory Board.
Married to Carl (former Provincial MLA and Cabinet Minister) they have three children.