Biography : Dr. Shafiq Qaadri

Dr. Shafiq Qaadri

Dr. Shafiq Qaadri

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

MPP Etobicoke North

Political Career

  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier, June 2014 – June 2016
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Government Services, November 2011 – June 2014
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health Promotion, March 2006 – September 2007
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children and Youth Services, March 2004 – September 2004
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children’s Services, October 2003 – March 2004

Education

  • Upper Canada College
  • University of Toronto Medical School

Personal and Family Life

  • Married with three children

Honours and Awards

  • English-Speaking Union Essay Prize, Oxford University
  • Canadian National Debating Championship
  • Medical Research Council Scholarship in Clinical Neurosurgery
  • Senator Thompson Fellowship to the University of Pennsylvania

Executive Biography

Dr. Shafiq Qaadri was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Etobicoke North. He was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2014.

Qaadri currently serves as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.. He is a strong advocate of quality public health care, education, diversity and a just society. Dr. Qaadri has served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier, as well as to the Minister of Government Services, Minister of Children and Youth Services and Ontario’s first Minister of Health Promotion. He also served as Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Policy, which oversees many important pieces of legislation and helps to refine the province’s laws.

Dr. Qaadri graduated from Upper Canada College in 1982 and from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1988. During his academic career, he won several scholarships and awards, including an English-Speaking Union Essay Prize to Oxford University, a Canadian National Debating Championship, a Medical Research Council Scholarship in Clinical Neurosurgery and a Senator Thompson Fellowship to the University of Pennsylvania. As a family physician, the multilingual Dr. Qaadri has published and presented more than 700 articles on a variety of medical topics. He has appeared on more than 1,000 radio and TV shows. His book, a health manual for men, “The Testosterone Factor: A Practical Guide to Improving Vitality and Virility, Naturally,” was released in 2006 and is now published in five countries and four languages.

Dr. Qaadri and his wife have three children.

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