Ziad Aboultaif

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Ziad Aboultaif
Official Opposition Critic for International Development
Assumed office
August 30, 2017
Leader Andrew Scheer
Preceded by Dean Allison
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Edmonton Manning
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Riding Established
Personal details
Born 1966
Aiha, Lebanon
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Elizabeth
Children 2
Residence Edmonton, Alberta
Profession Businessman

Ziad Aboultaif, MP (born 1966) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Edmonton Manning in the House of Commons of Canada in the Canadian federal election, 2015.[1].

Before politics[edit]

A successful business owner, devoted member of multiple community boards, and a strong advocate for live organ donations. He has travelled the world as part of his international business commitments, including travel to Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and the USA, which he feels gives him a strong analytical understanding of what drives Canadian and international economies.

A business owner for more than 12 years, Aboultaif operated an Edmonton-based distribution business Axxess Furniture Inc.[2] prior to entering politics. He is a strong advocate for small business ownership as it maintains the strength of Canadian economy and reduces the unemployment rate.

Community and volunteer work[edit]

His extensive work on community boards has earned him both an Alberta Centennial Medal (2005), and a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). Further, Ziad has long been an advocate for organ and tissue donation. In 2003 he made a partial-liver donation. Aboultaif believes that live-organ donation is the ultimate gift and commitment to life. In Parliament, Aboultaif is working to increase awareness on the importance of organ and tissue donation and will stand as a role model to encourage Canadians to improve the lives of others.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Originally from Lebanon, Aboultaif emigrated to Canada in 1990. He has been married to his wife Elizabeth since 1991 and together they have two sons.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Ziad Aboultaif 22,166 45.2 -10.25
Liberal Sukhdev Aujla 13,509 27.6 +18.5
New Democratic Aaron Paquette 11,582 23.6 -3.1
Green Chris Vallee 1,079 2.2 -0.68
Independent Mebreate Deres 540 1.1
Marxist–Leninist André Vachon 125 0.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,001 100.0     $212,270.98
Total rejected ballots 185
Turnout 49,186 61.3%
Eligible voters 80,111
Conservative hold Swing -14.37%
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]


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