The newly elected MP for Toronto–Danforth, Julie Dabrusin, has lived in the riding for almost 20 years. She has been named to the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying.
After graduating with degrees in law and Middle Eastern studies she worked for 13 years as an attorney with Rogers Partners LLP. She also worked as a year as commission counsel to the Toronto External Contracts Inquiry, investigating government procurement of goods and services.
Her main policy concerns are income inequality and development in Canada’s urban areas.
Dabrusin is fully bilingual.
After working as a lawyer for more than a decade, Dabrusin paused her career to stay home with her two daughters and volunteer in her community. She has worked on the board of directors of Park People, a group working for better parks in Toronto, and helped found Friends of Withrow Park, an organization that encourages the use of public green space.
Dabrusin was a strong voice in the debate surrounding the City of Toronto’s 2012 budget, working to save seven pools in her community that had been slated to close.
In 2013 she was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service.