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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 the Official Opposition Critic for Citizenship, Foreign Credentials, and Immigration Services.

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July 8, 2021

MPP Begum calls on Metrolinx to hear local residents' concerns regarding ongoing construction

Last night MPP Doly Begum hosted a community walk with residents from the Oakridge and Danforth neighbourhood and representatives from Metrolinx about the ongoing Metrolinx construction that has be... More
July 6, 2021

MPP Doly Begum's Statement on Canada Day

This year we marked Canada Day by reflecting on our dark history and shared responsibility for reconciliation and addressing the pain caused by an inhumane system that targeted Indigenous childr... More
June 28, 2021

MPP Doly Begum's statement on marking the first Filipino Heritage Month

I am very honoured to have had the support and blessings of the Filipino community over the past year as they worked with my office to ensure the passage of Bill-217: An Act to Proclaim the Month o... More