Yasir Naqvi
Yasir Naqvi
Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre // Ottawa-Centre
About Yasir Naqvi
Yasir Naqvi is the Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, a diverse and urban community in the heart of Nation’s Capital.

Yasir and his family arrived in Canada in 1988 after the Pakistani government imprisoned his father for leading a pro-democracy march. With an upbringing deeply rooted in the values of democracy, social justice and compassion, Yasir knows how important it is to be involved in the community and give back.

Yasir’s passion for his community resulted in him being elected as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa Centre in October 2007. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2014.

While in provincial government, Yasir served in many roles including as the Attorney General of Ontario, Government House Leader, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and Minister of Labour. Through this work he raised the minimum wage, brought forward new protections for vulnerable workers, banned race-based carding in Ontario, and modernized our court system.

Yasir is a tireless advocate for public services and sustainable community growth. He is recognized by his peers as a strong community leader and involved resident of Ottawa. He has been cited as a “Community Builder” by United Way Ottawa and listed as of the “Top 25 People in the Capital” by Ottawa Life magazine. Yasir has received the Lincoln Alexander Award by the Law Society of Ontario.

Yasir is a lawyer, and was the CEO of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Canada’s leading voice on citizenship and inclusion.

He has also served on the boards of many community organizations such as OrKidstra, United Way East Ontario and the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership.

Yasir is the proud father of Rafi and Elliana.
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