Roman Baber served as Member of Provincial Parliament from the riding of York Centre from June 2018 to June 2022. He served as Chair of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Justice Policy from September 2019 until February 2021.
He was removed by Doug Ford from the Ontario government caucus after calling out the collateral harm of lockdowns in January 2021. Since then, Roman has been a staunch advocate in favour of a balanced covid response and in particular against passports, mandates and lockdowns due to their toll on the health and mental health of Canadians.
Roman brought legislation to cut MPP pay to CERB levels while Emergency Orders are in place, was in litigation against the Attorney General of Ontario to defend Canadians' right to protest and worship outdoors and brought a Bill to outlaw workplace mandates. Roman is passionate about and is well familiar with justice, transit and autism policy.
Roman was born and lived in the former Soviet Union until he was almost 9. He then lived in Israel until he immigrated to Canada with his family at age 15.
Roman obtained a BA from York University and graduated from law school at the University of Western Ontario. During his last year of law school, Roman was a supervisor at the school’s legal aid funded clinic. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006 and practiced civil and commercial litigation until his election in 2018.
Roman is also an occasional lecturer at an after-school program, engaging high school students on constitutional and criminal law topics. He loves tennis, Canadian kindness, the Toronto Raptors and his special someone, Nancy Marchese.