Aris Babikian

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Aris Babikian
Արիս Պապիկեան
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MPP Aris Babikian in 2018
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Scarborough—Agincourt
Assumed office
June 7, 2018
Preceded bySoo Wong
Personal details
Political partyProgressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Residence(s)Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario
OccupationCitizenship Judge

Aris Babikian (Armenian: Արիս Պապիկեան) is a Canadian politician who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election.[1] He represents the riding of Scarborough—Agincourt as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Prior to his political career, Babikian served as a Citizenship Judge from 2009 to 2015.

On June 7, 2018, Babikian was elected to the Ontario Legislature, winning over 50% of the vote and breaking 30 years of Liberal representation in Scarborough—Agincourt. He is the first Armenian elected to the Ontario Legislature.

Electoral record[edit]

2018 Ontario general election: Scarborough—Agincourt
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Aris Babikian 18,582 50.40 +15.77
Liberal Soo Wong 10,429 28.29 -21.55
New Democratic Tasleem Riaz 6,434 17.45 +5.64
Green Lydia West 635 1.72 -0.89
Libertarian Mark Sinclair 244 0.66
Independent Jude Coutinho 189 0.51
Moderate Rubina Ansary 148 0.40
Trillium Carlos Lacuna 118 0.32
People's Political Party Badih Rawdah 92 0.25 -0.86
Total valid votes 36,871 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing -
Source: Elections Ontario[2]


  1. ^ Pagliaro, Jennifer (June 7, 2018). "PC party's Aris Babikian bests Liberal incumbent Soo Wong in Scarborough-Agincourt". Toronto Star.
  2. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 10. Retrieved 20 January 2019.