Faisal Hassan

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Faisal Hassan
Faisal Hassan QP.png
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for York South—Weston
Assumed office
June 7, 2018
Preceded byLaura Albanese
Personal details
BornSomalia
Political partyNew Democrat
ResidenceNorth York, Toronto, Ontario
OccupationBroadcaster and author

Faisal Hassan is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election.[1] He represents the riding of York South—Weston as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party.

Hassan is originally from Somalia.[2] He emigrated to Canada in 1990, first settling in Winnipeg

For over 15 years, Hassan was active in housing issues in Toronto with Midaynta Commmunity Services, the Toronto Community Hostel, and Woodgreen Housing[3].

.[2] He was the NDP candidate in Etobicoke North in the 2015 federal election, and has worked as a constituency assistant to Paul Ferreira and Mike Sullivan.[2]

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, he has been advocating for a moratorium on COVID-19 evictions.

He is part of Ontario's first ever Black Caucus, alongside NDP caucus colleagues Laura Mae Lindo, Rima Berns-McGown, Jill Andrew and Kevin Yarde.[4]

Electoral record[edit]

2018 Ontario general election: York South—Weston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Faisal Hassan 13,455 36.07 -1.18
Progressive Conservative Mark DeMontis 12,290 32.95 +21.69
Liberal Laura Albanese 10,379 27.83 -20.02
Green Grad Murray 946 2.54 +0.11
Libertarian Bonnie Hu 228 0.61
Total valid votes 37,298 100.0  
Source: Elections Ontario[5]
2015 Canadian federal election: Etobicoke North
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Kirsty Duncan 26,251 62.41 +19.84 $69,670.96
Conservative Toyin Dada 9,673 23.00 -8.96 $60,237.66
New Democratic Faisal Hassan 5,220 12.41 -11.21 $37,513.09
Green Akhtar Ayub 524 1.25 +1.08 $1,558.16
Marxist–Leninist Anna Di Carlo 232 0.55
No affiliation George Szebik 164 0.39
Total valid votes/expense limit 42,064 100.00   $201,932.10
Total rejected ballots 257 0.61
Turnout 42,321 62.18
Eligible voters 68,063
Liberal hold Swing +14.40
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faisal Hassan wins seat for NDP in York South-Weston". Toronto Star. June 7, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Toronto: Faisal Hassan clinches NDP's nomination". Digital Journal, February 5, 2015.
  3. ^ Hassan, Faisal (July 18, 2021). "LinkedIn page".
  4. ^ "NDP establishes first official Black Caucus in Ontario History". Ontario New Democratic Party, April 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 12. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Voter Information Service - Who are the candidates in my electoral district?". www.elections.ca.
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Final Candidates Election Expenses Limits

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