12 Facts About Ali Ehsassi


Ali Cyrus Ehsassi is a Canadian politician currently serving as a Liberal Member of Parliament for Willowdale, Ontario riding of Willowdale in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.


Ali Ehsassi was born on April 24,1970, in Geneva, Switzerland.


At the age of three, his family relocated to New York City and by age 15, Ali Ehsassi moved to North York, Ontario, with his family.


Ali Ehsassi's father was an Iranian diplomat and works in Iran's embassy at Switzerland when he was born.


Ali Ehsassi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Master's of Science degree from the London School of Economics.


Ali Ehsassi attended York University Osgoode Hall Law School having obtained his LL.


Ali Ehsassi then went on to Georgetown University Law School to pursue a masters of international trade and arbitration law, which he attended concurrently as a global and WTO fellow.


Ali Ehsassi was elected in 2015 as the Liberal representative for Willowdale.


Ali Ehsassi has been active in both his riding and in Ottawa, and is a member of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.


Ali Ehsassi is the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and other Crimes against Humanity, Co-Chair of the 416 Caucus, is on the Standing Committee for Citizenship and Immigration, and the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.


Ali Ehsassi is a member of several Parliamentary Associations and Interparliamentary groups such as the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association, Canada-China Legislative Association Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group, Canada-United Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Association, Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association and the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas.


In 2015, Ali Ehsassi supported Justin Trudeau's positive stance on the Iran Nuclear Deal and stated that Iran should be held to account for its abysmal human rights record and refrain from supporting international terrorism.