About

Elected in 2015, Ziad Aboultaif is the first Member of Parliament for the new riding of Edmonton Manning. As successful business owner, devoted member of multiple community boards and a strong advocate for live organ donations, Ziad brings to the House of Commons years of expertise in Canadian and international business.
Ziad is a strong supporter and advocate for small business ownership as it maintains the strength of the Canadian economy and reduces the unemployment rate. Having travelled the world as part of his domestic and international business commitments, Ziad has a strong understanding of what drives Canadian and international economies. He puts these skills to use daily as the Shadow Minister for International Development.
In Parliament, Ziad is working to increase awareness on the importance of organ and tissue donation and stands as a role model to encourage Canadians to improve the lives of others. In 2003, Ziad was a living donor, having donated part of his liver to his son. Ziad is a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development as well as numerous Parliamentary Friendship Groups and Caucuses including:

Parliamentary Associations:

  • Canada-NATO
  • Canada-Europe
  • Canada-U.S.
  • Canadian Branch of the AssemblĂ©e Parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF)
  • Canada-China Legislative Association
  • Canadian Delegation to the Organization for the Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA)
  • Canada-Ireland Interparliamentary Group
  • Canada-Italy Interparliamentary Group

Parliamentary Friendship Groups:

  • Canada-Arab World
  • Canada-Australia-New Zealand
  • Canada-Azerbaijan
  • Canada-Brazil
  • Canada-India
  • Canada-Korea
  • Canada-Lebanon (Co-Chair)
  • Canada-Malaysia
  • Canada-Nordic-Baltic
  • Canada-Philippine
  • Canada-Portugal
  • Canada-Turkey
  • Canada-Uzbekistan (Chair)

Parliamentary Caucuses:

  • All-Party Agriculture Caucus
  • All-Party Entrepreneur Caucus
  • All-Party Juvenile Diabetes Caucus
  • All-Party Steel Caucus
  • APPG to End Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion and Belief (IPPFoRB)
  • Conservative Social Development Caucus
  • Conservative Border Caucus
  • Parliamentary Friends of Kurds
  • Seniors Caucus Advisory