Conservative Aris Babikian was sworn in as the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Scarborough-Agincourt on June 23. Babikian was re-elected in his home riding of Scarborough-Agincourt after besting Liberal Soo Wong in the 2022 Ontario general election, which took place on June 2.
“I am grateful to the residents of Scarborough-Agincourt, my family, donors, and volunteers for believing in me and supporting me. I would not have been able to do it without you,” Babikian said in a statement.
A retired Citizenship Judge, World Vision Canada Multicultural Council Ambassador, Chair of Levant Settlement Centre, and board member of the National Ethnic Press, and Media Council of Canada, Babikian has been actively involved in the Canadian civil society and the multicultural communities since 1987.
As president of the Armenian National Federation of Canada and the first executive director of the government relations office (Ottawa) of the Armenian National Committee of Canada, he contributed significantly to the Canadian-Armenian community’s political, educational, cultural, youth, and sports domains.
Scarborough-Agincourt has been his home since 1991. He is a founding board member of Wishing Well Community Association and a founding member and board member of Willowdale Legal Aid Service.
The provincial electoral district of Scarborough-Agincourt has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1987. The riding covers the northwest of the Scarborough part of Toronto.