Government of Ontario

Rima Berns‑McGown

MPP, Beaches–East York

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Rima Berns-McGown is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Beaches-East York. She is a member of the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly and the Official Opposition Critic for Poverty and Homelessness. 

Before getting elected, she was a lecturer at the University of Toronto at Mississauga where she taught diaspora studies and served as Research Director of The Mosaic Institute. She holds a PhD from the University of Wales at Aberystwyth, an MA from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of John Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University. Most recently, she also completed the Directors Education Program with the Institute of Corporate Directors. 

Rima and her partner David have lived in Beaches–East York for 25 years, where they raised their four kids. You can sometimes catch them walking their dogs Elliot and Kuma along the boardwalk. She advocates for systemic change that creates meaningful inclusion, accountable institutions and the elimination of all systemic oppression.

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June 6, 2019

VIDEO: Rima's Last Statement of the Session: Government's Cuts

I made my last statement today in Queen's Park before the House rose for the summer. I talked about all the concerns I've heard from you over what has been a very difficult year under the current G... More
June 3, 2019

VIDEO: Rima on the Housing Crisis and Social Assistance Rates - Bill 108

As rents continue to rise and social assistance rates are slashed by the Government, more and more Ontarians are struggling. I spoke at Queen's Park recently about the reality and the consequences ... More
May 31, 2019

Community Iftaar with MPP Doly Begum

Incredible turnout at our Community Iftaar last night at AccessPoint on Danforth! Thank you to everyone who attended and may the rest of the month be a time of blessings, love and spiritual renewal... More