Previously, Ali worked as a lawyer in the private sector and as a civil servant at the provincial and federal levels. His extensive professional experience gives him the knowledge to get things done in government.
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. These investments would not only reduce many of our local issues, but also create conditions for the future economic growth. Additionally, Ali has advocated for gun control, the 401 ramp revitalization, Canada Child Benefit funding in Willowdale, online hate speech legislation, indigenous rights and awareness, provincial cuts to legal aid air space noise control and traffic, and housing affordability.
Since December of 2019, Ali serves as a Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Innovation and Industry).
Ali is committed to ensuring the concerns of Willowdale residents are heard and advocated for.
Ali has previously sat on the following committees:
Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration
Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
Co-Chair for the 416 Caucus
As your Member of Parliament, Ali is committed to ensuring the concerns of Willowdalians are heard and that they achieve real and positive change.