Ali Ehsassi

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Ali Ehsassi
Ali Ehsassi 20170523.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Willowdale
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Chungsen Leung
Personal details
Born (1970-04-24) April 24, 1970 (age 48)
Geneva, Switzerland
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Celeste
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Alma mater University of Toronto
Osgoode Hall Law School
Georgetown University
London School of Economics
Profession Lawyer, International Law Executive of the Ontario Bar Association

Ali Ehsassi (Persian: علی احساسی‎‎; born April 24, 1970) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Willowdale in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1] He is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.


Ehsassi was born in Geneva, Switzerland and was raised in New York City before living in Iran for several years in his childhood. He arrived in Canada with his family at the age of 15.[2]

He attended York University as well as Georgetown University Law School, having obtained his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School, and his LL.M. at Georgetown University Law Center which he attended concurrently as a global and WTO fellow.

Ali Ehsassi also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Master's of Science from the London School of Economics.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Ali Ehsassi 24,519 53.4 +13.5
Conservative Chungsen Leung 16,990 37.0 -4.7
New Democratic Pouyan Tabasinejad 3,203 7.0 -11.4
Green James Arruda 1,025 2.2 +1.81
Independent Birinder Singh Ahluwalia 216 0.5
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,953 100.0     $206,712.87
Total rejected ballots 251 0.5 -0.1
Turnout 46,204 61.46 +3.06
Eligible voters 75,172
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +9.1
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]


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