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Doly Begum

MPP, Scarborough Southwest

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Doly Begum is the Ontario NDP Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough Southwest. She moved to Canada as a child with her parents and younger brother, and has lived in Scarborough most of her life.

Doly was the chief coordinator of the province-wide Keep Hydro Public campaign that successfully stopped the privatization of Toronto Hydro and Wasaga Distribution. She is the former Co-Chair of the Scarborough Health Coalition and Vice-Chair of Warden Woods Community Centre, where she worked hard to make lives better for the people of Scarborough.

Doly is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has a Masters in Development, Administration & Planning from University College London. She was elected to the Ontario Legislature in June 2018 and is the first Canadian of Bangladeshi origin to hold elected office at any level in Canada.

At Queen's Park, Doly is a member of the Standing Committee on Social Policy and is the Official Opposition Critic for Early Learning and Childcare.

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March 26, 2019

Statement from MPP Doly Begum on Bangladeshi Independence Day

On Tuesday March 26th 2019, Scarborough Southwest MPP Doly Begum delivered the following Member's Statement to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to mark Bangladeshi Independence Day and Banglades... More
February 7, 2019

Ontario families need affordable child care now: Ontario NDP Child Care critic

Doly Begum, Ontario NDP Child Care critic, released the following statement in response to a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study finding that Ontario is home to the country’s five most ex... More
January 17, 2019

Cut to Scarborough GO train causing dangerous crowding

Doly Begum, NDP MPP for Scarborough Southwest, and Jessica Bell, Ontario NDP Transit critic, are sounding the alarm about dangerous overcrowding on Scarborough GO’s rush-hour trains following a mov... More