Lord Jesus, thank you for MPP Doly Begum and all the work she has done for the community of Scarborough Southwest. We pray Doly would have great provision to do the good works that you planned for her to do. We ask that you bless her and all the work of her hands. We pray for doors to open in government that will help her to serve in her role as Critic, Citizenship, Foreign Credentials and Immigration Services. In Jesus name, Amen!
Ms. Begum from Scarborough Southwest serves as a member of the New Democratic Party of Ontario. Her role in parliament is the Critic in Early Learning and Childcare and Deputy Opposition Whip. Doly came to Canada from Bangladesh as a child with her parents and younger brother. She has lived in Scarborough for most of her life. As a candidate, she became the first-ever Bengali to win a seat in the Ontario parliament, in the election held on June 7, 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has a Masters in Development, Administration & Planning from University College London. As Co-Chair of the Scarborough Health Coalition and Vice-Chair of Warden Woods Community Centre, she has worked hard to make lives better for the people of Scarborough. Doly was the chief coordinator of the province-wide Keep Hydro Public campaign that successfully stopped the privatization of Toronto Hydro and Wasaga Distribution.