Biography | Iqra Khalid | Federal Liberal Candidate for Mississauga–Erin Mills

Biography

Iqra Khalid has served as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Erin Mills since 2015. As both a fierce advocate and long-time resident of our riding, she works to inspire others to take an active role in building a better Canada.

Iqra grew up in Mississauga—Erin Mills and works tirelessly to make a real difference for the diverse people of our community. She regularly hosts town halls and seminars at her community office to stay informed on the priorities of our riding and bring attention to your concerns. Iqra has helped bring federal funding to support community projects and businesses, advocated for seniors and women’s organizations, and encouraged Canada to stand firm on human rights issues across the world.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Iqra has worked with the Erin Mills community to help families, businesses, and local non-profits access the support they need. She has raised the alarm on escalating intimate partner violence, pushed for stronger supports for businesses and workers, and successfully advocated for investments in safe long-term care facilities as well as a national early learning and childcare system.

Iqra currently serves as Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and a member of the International Human Rights Subcommittee. She has completed studies and authored reports on topics such as Child Labour, The Rohingya Genocide, The Global State of the Free Press, Online Hate, and Human Trafficking.

Iqra also serves as Chair of both the Liberal Women’s Caucus and the All-Party Women’s Caucus. One of her proudest accomplishments has been the creation of the Erin Mills Women’s Council, a group of motivated women from our riding who advise her on issues facing women and girls in Mississauga.

With your support, Iqra will continue fighting to support our economic recovery and build a better future for families in Mississauga—Erin Mills.