20 Punjabis in fray for Ontario provincial polls

20 Punjabis in fray for Ontario provincial polls

Tribune Information Service

Sukhmeet Bhasin

Bathinda, Might 13

As many as 20 candidates of Punjab origin are within the fray for the Ontario provincial elections in Canada for which the polling is scheduled to be held on June 2 for all 123 constituencies.

The three main political outfits — the Liberals, Nationwide Democratic Social gathering (NDP) and the Progressive Conservative Social gathering (PC) — usually are not solely banking closely on South Asians normally and Punjabis specifically, however they’ve additionally given “satisfactory illustration” to their communities by fielding them.

Within the last checklist, Liberal Social gathering and Progressive Conservative Social gathering have fielded six Punjabi candidates every, New Democratic Social gathering 5, Inexperienced two and one will contest as an Impartial. A lot of the Punjabis are contesting from the 11 constituencies of Brampton and Mississauga suburbs of Toronto, dominated by the diaspora.

The Progressive Conservative Social gathering has fielded Hardeep Grewal from Brampton East, Amanjot Sandhu from Brampton West and Deepak Anand from Mississauga Malton. Liberals have fielded Jannat Garewal from Brampton East, Harinder Malhi from Brampton North, Rimmy Jhajj from Brampton West, Aman Gill from Mississauga Malton, Ruby Toor from Brantford Brant and Manpreet Brar from Essex.

The NDP has fielded Sara Singh from Brampton Centre, Sandeep Singh from Brampton North, Navjot Kaur from Brampton West and Jasleen Kamboj from Thornhill. Inexperienced social gathering has fielded Aneep Dhade from Brampton North and Mini Batra from Durham, whereas Manjot Sekhon is contesting from the Ontario social gathering.

Seven Punjabis who gained in 2018 are once more making an attempt their luck. Distinguished amongst them are Nina Tangri from Mississauga Streetville, Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism Parm Gill from Milton, President of the Ontario Treasury Board Parbmeet Sarkaria from Brampton South and NDP nationwide president Jagmeet Singh’s youthful brother Gurratan Singh from Brampton East.

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