Government of Ontario

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 Early Learning and Childcare and also serves as Deputy Whip.

The latest on the issues

October 28, 2019

Public consultation on establishing Caribbean Heritage Month

Join us on Friday November 1st for a community consultation in Scarborough to officially proclaim a Caribbean Heritage Month in Ontario. MPP Sara Singh (Brampton Centre) will be sharing details of ... More
August 9, 2019

Update regarding flooding at 40 Teesdale

We've heard from a number of residents who have been impacted by flooding and consequent disruption at 40 Teesdale Place. Below is an update and further information on how to access support if you ... More
June 18, 2019

Letter regarding the proposed Healing Lodge at 2217 Kingston Road

  I’m proud of our rich diversity and spirit of inclusivity in Scarborough Southwest. Please read my open letter regarding the proposed Thunder Woman Healing Lodge in our community. I hope that ev... More