January 1, 1994
29 Years Old
|Residence||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Political Party||Independent Party (2023–present)|
Sarah Jama is a Canadian politician and disability rights activist who has served as a member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Hamilton Centre since March 2023. Originally elected as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party.
Jama sought the NDP nomination in the Hamilton Centre by-election after former MPP and NDP leader Andrea Horwath resigned to run for mayor.
She was expelled from the NDP caucus on October 23, 2023, for not abiding by the terms of an agreement with party leader Marit Stiles by taking a “number of unilateral actions”, including repeated controversial statements on the 2023 Israel–Hamas war and threatening Premier Doug Ford with legal action without first consulting with her caucus.
Sarah Jama was born on January 1, 1994, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair for mobility. After graduating from McMaster University with a social science degree, Jama settled in Hamilton, Ontario. She is of Somali descent.
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