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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April 25, 2019

NDP MPP Rima Berns-McGown hosts community meeting for tenants feeling squeezed by housing crisis

TORONTO — Rima Berns-McGown, NDP MPP for Beaches-East York, will hold a community meeting Thursday evening for tenants feeling squeezed by the worsening affordable housing crisis.The meeting comes ... More
April 21, 2019

Beaches Easter Parade

Happy Easter, everyone! The Beaches Easter Parade is one of the things I most love about our community. It was wonderful to see so many constituents out and about on this beautiful day. More
April 17, 2019

VIDEO: Rima on the Government's Legal Aid Cuts

I've already heard from many of you who are outraged by the Government's 30 percent cut to Legal Aid Ontario.It is unconscionable and it is an action that is specifically targetting refugees and i... More