Biography | Ali Ehsassi | Federal Liberal Candidate for Willowdale


Ali Ehsassi is a community advocate, lawyer and has proudly served Willowdale as our Member of Parliament since 2015.

Born in Geneva and raised in New York City and Tehran, Ali settled in North York with his family in his early teens. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A.), attended the London School of Economics (M.Sc.) and received degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B) and Georgetown University in Washington, DC (LL.M).

In Willowdale, Ali has been a strong advocate for increased federal support for local infrastructure needs. Additionally, Ali has advocated for our community on the issues of gun control, the 401 ramp revitalization, Canada Child Benefit, online hate speech legislation, and housing affordability.

Since December of 2019, Ali has served as a Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Innovation and Industry). In this role, Ali has focused on supporting our Liberal government’s plans to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.

As your Member of Parliament, Ali is committed to ensuring the concerns of Willowdalians are heard and that they achieve real and positive