November 22nd, 2020

Faisal Hassan chosen to be the NDP candidate in York South-Weston

YORK SOUTH-WESTON — New Democrats in York South—Weston have selected sitting MPP Faisal Hassan to be their NDP candidate in the 2022 provincial election. Hassan currently serves as the Official Opposition’s Youth Engagement critic and is the first Somali-Canadian elected to provincial office.


Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath
“Faisal has been a tireless advocate for the York South-Weston community, from fighting to get his community help during the COVID-19 crisis to passing a bill that celebrates Somali heritage in Ontario. Faisal is an important part of the NDP team as we plan to form government in 2022, with a platform that promises better care for seniors and homes people can afford, including right here in York South-Weston.”

Faisal Hassan, NDP candidate for York South-Weston
“I have been proud to work hard for the people of York South-Weston, and to fight for the resources our community deserves and hasn’t gotten from Liberal or Conservative governments. It is an honour to be selected by New Democrats in my riding to run again in 2022, and I look forward to delivering on the NDP’s commitments to mandating four hours of hands-on care for seniors in long-term care, providing direct financial help paying rent to thousands of families, and tackling local concerns like flooding and gun violence.”


  • Passed: Hassan’s bill to proclaim June 25 to July 1 Somali Heritage Week
  • Passed: Hassan’s motion calling for 27,000 new, paid work opportunities for young people
  • Hassan fought for faster COVID-19 testing in his hard-hit riding in Northwestern Toronto
  • Hassan has advocated for provincial help to address local flooding concerns sooner as other levels of government drag their heels
  • Hassan has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with families torn apart by gun violence, calling on the province to address root causes like poverty and to let big cities ban handgun and ammo sales