- Born in Montréal
- PhD in Tax Law and Master’s in International Taxation from the University of Florida
- Bachelor of Civil Law, Master of Business Administration (LLB/MBA) from the Université de Sherbrooke, and member of the Barreau du Québec and the New York State Bar Association
- Member of the Association de planification fiscale et financière, the Canadian Tax Foundation as well as the International Fiscal Association
There are many reasons why I decided to get into politics. In particular, I want to pursue a vision of openness and ambition, which leads me to denounce François Legault’s alarmist and populist positions as well as his fake coalition. His arbitrary policies are both inhumane and detrimental to Quebec’s prosperity. In addition, they threaten our demographic and political weight within Canada. My mother, who came to Quebec in 1980, had only a rough mastery of French at the time. Under a Legault government, she would have probably been deported and I never would have had the chance to become the proud Quebecer that I am today.
– Marwah Rizqy, Liberal candidate for the 2018 general elections.
Introduction to the official candidate in Saint-Laurent
I was born and raised in Montréal. My interest in taxation led me to obtain a PhD in Tax Law and a Master’s in International Taxation from the University of Florida. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (LLB/MBA) from the Université de Sherbrooke, and I am also a member of the Barreau du Québec and the New York State Bar Association. I am also a member of the Association de planification fiscale et financière, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the International Fiscal Association.
I am currently working as a Professor at the Université de Sherbrooke and as Co-Director of Graduate Studies in Taxation (Longueuil campus). My professional background includes various experiences working for local and multinational companies, for law firms, for major Canadian banks, and in education. In addition, I have published several works and acted as a commentator on many current tax issues for the Canadian media. As a strong advocate for Canadian jobs and businesses, tax fairness issues have become my hobbyhorse.
As I am very involved in my community, I set up an income tax clinic to teach people to file their own income tax returns and make the most of available tax credits, among other things. I never miss an opportunity to give talks to young people to encourage them to follow their dreams and ambitions. My active involvement and effective interventions have been recognized recently. In June 2017, I received the women’s leadership award at the annual RJJCQ Grands Prix de la Relève d’Affaires (Young Business Leaders’) gala, presented by National Bank. In September 2018, I was presented with the 2017 “Avocate de la relève” award during the Jeune barreau de Saint-François court opening ceremony. These awards reflect my contribution to society when it comes to tax evasion, tax fairness and modernizing tax laws in the digital age.
I have been asked to take part in many debates on taxation and the economy. My social commitment is part of an effort to ensure social, economic and fiscal justice for everyone.
Member of the Office of the National Assembly
Official Opposition Critic for Education and Higher Education
Official Opposition Critic for Digital Strategy