Faisal Hassan

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Faisal Hassan

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Critic, Youth Engagement
Assumed office
August 23, 2018
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for York South—Weston
Assumed office
June 7, 2018
LeaderAndrea Horwath
Preceded byLaura Albanese
Personal details
Political partyNew Democrat
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.[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]

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.[3]

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[4]


  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. ^ "NDP establishes first official Black Caucus in Ontario History". Ontario New Democratic Party, April 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 12. Retrieved 20 January 2019.

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