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Dr Shafiq Qaadri

Dr. Qaadri is a strong advocate of quality public healthcare, education, diversity and a just society. He was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2003. He has served in various roles since his election in 2003, starting as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children's Services. In 2006 he was appointed Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario's first Minister of Health Promotion, in 2011 served at Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Government Services and in 2014 he was appointed to the Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier.

In June 2014, Dr. Qaadri was re-elected to his fourth term. He currently serves as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

Dr. Qaadri graduated from Upper Canada College in 1982, and from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1988. During his academic career, he won several scholarships and awards, including an English-Speaking Union Essay Prize to Oxford University, a Canadian National Debating Championship, a Medical Research Council Scholarship in Clinical Neurosurgery, and a Senator Thompson Fellowship to the University of Pennsylvania.

As Chair of the Justice Policy Committee, he personally signed over 200 pieces of legislation into Law—dealing with a wide range of topics, from policing to energy infrastructure to regulating health professionals. As Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship & Immigration, Dr. Qaadri supported Hindu Heritage Month, Islamic Heritage Month & Anti-Islamophobia Motion.

Dr. Qaadri and his wife have three children.

He is honoured to be the Member of Provincial Parliament serving the people of Etobicoke North, for whom he is an eloquent and fierce advocate.

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