Shokat Malik is a proud community builder who has worked for years to defend the needs of all people and communities in various capacities such as an advocate, journalist, and real estate professional. As a legal advocate, Shokat has represented thousands of Canadians at various Ontario tribunals, including the Social Services Tribunal, Ontario Disability Claims, and the Canada Revenue Agency Appeal Board. As a real estate professional, he has been serving the people of Ajax in the buying and selling of residential and commercial properties, with a particular focus on young, first-time home buyers. Being a member of the Real Estate Council of Ontario and Law Society of Ontario, Shokat knows what a difference it makes when government invest in families.
Shokat's tireless humanitarian work includes advocating for the rights of children. As President of Children's Dignity Foundation, a non-profit organization, Shokat has established two schools in South East Asia, where more than 85 children from remote villages are receiving education free of any cost. In Ontario, Shokat is committed to uplifting the youth of Canada and providing them with supporting mechanisms to complete their missing credits and obtain their high school diploma. Additionally, Shokat works diligently to help Canadians living with disabilities access the mobilities devices they need. He wants to build a society where the needs of ordinary people are heard in Ottawa, not just the super-rich.
Shokat lives in Ajax with his wife and five children. He knows the struggles of working men and women face in providing for their families and loved one and he is fighting to make life affordable for all Canadians.
As a New Democrat, Shokat is proud to present the NDP's platform of universal Pharmacare and Dentalcare, for ALL Canadians, whether you have insurance or not. He wants to make sure that Canadians are not forced to choose between their health and paying their rent! With a son attending the University of Toronto and a daughter who has just graduated law school, the exorbitant cost of education is a concern that Shokat has first-hand experience of. He is driven to implement the NDP's proposal for free tuition so that young Canadians are not forced to go tens of thousands of dollars into debt for a degree that often isn't even enough for an entry level job. Shokat is particularly committed to the NDP's plan of building 500,000 affordable housing units. As a real estate agent, he is more than familiar with the pressures of sky-high rents and increasing mortgage costs, and he wants to ease these pressures and help more and more families own their own homes!
Shokat knows what families go through and he's fighting to make life more affordable, improve access to health care, implement universal Pharmacare, ensure equitable access to education and build more affordable housing, so that everyone can thrive.
On October 21st, vote for someone who is fighting for a better and brighter future of Ajax. Vote Shokat Malik as your MP.