(Mississauga Centre)

Omar Alghabra is a mechanical engineer by trade and an MBA graduate from York University. He has served in a variety of positions with General Electric Canada, Enbala Power, and the Ontario Energy Board. He was recently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow within the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson University.

A longtime community activist, Omar is passionate about his involvement with local organizations like the Mississauga Summit and Youth Troopers for Global Awareness (YTGA). He was also a member of the community editorial board of the Toronto Star where he authored columns on a wide range of provincial and federal issues. His work was also published in the Huffington Post. Among his many activities, Omar has worked tirelessly to support initiatives that empower new Canadians through social and economic integration.

As the Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Erindale from 2006 to 2008, Omar provided a strong voice on both local and national issues as the Critic for Natural Resources, as well as for Citizenship and Immigration.