|Official Opposition Critic for International Development|
Assumed office |
August 30, 2017
|Preceded by||Dean Allison|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for Edmonton Manning
Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Riding Established|
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. 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
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.
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.
|Canadian federal election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Aaron Paquette||11,582||23.6||-3.1||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||49,001||100.0||$212,270.98|
|Total rejected ballots||185||–||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 18, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Edmonton Manning, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates