Parsa’s Perspective: January 2023

As we look forward to the start of a new year, I would like to convey my best wishes to everyone on a year full of happiness, health and success. 2022 was a year of revival and growth. Thanks to your participation and collaboration, we were able to celebrate and appreciate countless moments and opportunities together. I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on everything we accomplished in the past year. This column is not only a look back on those moments – but also a message of appreciation and a reminder that I am here to advocate for your voice.

It was a year of change for many of us, and under the leadership of Premier Doug Ford, I was given the privilege to serve as Ontario’s Associate Minister of Housing alongside Minister Clark to address Ontario’s housing crisis. From day one, it has been my mission to advocate for those struggling to live a better, more stable life. Ontarians should not have to give up on their dreams of homeownership. The shortage of housing supply impacts all Ontarians, no matter their background or budget. As the legislature reconvenes, we will continue our ongoing work to increase the supply of housing and ensure that all Ontarians, especially our most vulnerable, have a place to call home.

Of course, there were some unforgettable moments right here in our community. The moments I cherished most were those spent connecting with constituents. Throughout 2022, we stood up for freedom and truth. From the collective march of people demanding democracy and freedom in Iran, to the day of Truth and Reconciliation where we remembered the tragic and painful history of residential schools. We shared grievances and heartaches, but we also experienced newfound moments of solidarity and strength.

Together, we celebrated many successes and achievements. Watching our men’s national team qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 36 years was a moment of great pride and joy. It was a testament to their sacrifice, hard work, and resilience – qualities we value most. On Canada Day, we celebrated and reflected on what many of us had overcome. Despite all hardships, we were there for one another, and we made sacrifices to build a more safe and fair community for everyone. While we must recognize that there is still more work to be done, no challenge is too great, if we face it together.

As always, my staff and I are here to serve the constituents of Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond hill. We are ready and at your service if you require assistance with any provincial matters. The best way to reach us is through contacting my office at 905-773-6250 or emailing us at

I wish you all the best in 2023 and I know that with your continued support, we will make this year the best one yet.