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 traveled 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: the Canada-NATO, Canada-Europe, Canada-US and Canadian Branch of the Assemblee Parlementaire del la Francophonie (APF) Parliamentary Associations; the Canada-Arab World, Canada-Australia-New Zealand, Canada-Azerbaijan, Canada-Brazil, Canada-Bulgaria, Canada-India, Canada-Korea, Canada-Lebanon (co-Chair), Canada-Nordic-Baltic, Canada-Turkey and Canada-Uzbekistan (Chair) Parliamentary Friendship Groups; and the All-Party Entrepreneur Caucus, All-Party Juvenile Diabetes Caucus, All-Party Steel Caucus, Café Hayek, Conservative Social Development Caucus, Conservative Border Caucus, International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion and Belief, the Parliamentary Friends of Kurds and the Seniors Caucus Advisory Committee.
A loving husband and father, Ziad is married to his wife, Elizabeth and together, they have two sons, Brandon and Tyler.