Our Lord in heaven we lift up MPP Doly Begum to you asking for guidance in her service to the constituents of Scarborough Southwest. Thank you for her talent and energy in this work and we pray for wisdom in her leadership role and committee responsibilities. You have brought her and other women to take governance responsibilities, and we ask that you continue to raise other women leaders who take inspiration from these leaders, in order to better serve the people of Ontario. 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.