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MPP Doly Begum, Scarborough Southwest

Our God, thank you for the hard work of MPP Begum as she learns and grows in her role as Critic, Citizenship, Foreign Credentials and Immigration Services. We ask that you would give her wisdom and understanding in all the decisions she makes. We pray your blessings on her and her family, that they would be filled with your peace today. We pray 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.