Doly's Story


Doly Begum is the Ontario NDP Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough Southwest seeking re-election. She moved to Canada from Bangladesh 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 has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and has a Master’s Degree 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.

Doly has had various roles as a parliamentarian during her first term at Queen’s Park.  She served as the Official Opposition Critic for Early Learning and Childcare from 2018 to 2020 and then as the Official Oppositon Critic for Citizenship, Foreign Credentials, and Immigration Services. Doly was also a member of the Social Policy Committee, as well as the Ontario NDP Deputy Whip. 

Doly’s office has helped thousands of Scarborough Southwest residents solve their provincial issues helping people access provincial programs and services such as housing, OW and ODSP. 

Doly believes passionately in social, economic and environmental justice. She has a proven track record of fighting for the people of Scarborough Southwest and would be humbled to receive your support in the 2022 provincial election. 

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