BRAMPTON: Lawyer Gurratan Singh has been nominated to run by the National Democratic Party (NDP) to run in Brampton East.
On Monday evening, Gurratan, brother of NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, was acclaimed by hundreds of supporters.
Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwat welcomed Gurratan to the NDP team to the applause of the crowd. The candidate played a vital role in the election of Jagmeet as president of the federal NDP.
“Gurratan will be a fantastic representative for this riding and the people of Brampton, and I’m proud to have his voice be a part of our movement for change for the better in Ontario,” said Horwath. “He’s a part of this community, and he knows how critical it is to tackle the issues that matter to Brampton families – like the overcrowding at Brampton Civic Hospital and sky-high auto insurance rates. And after years of Conservative and Liberal governments making health care and affordability worse, it’s time to do something completely different. The NDP is running to win, and Gurratan will be part of an NDP government.”
Brampton East is a new riding and includes neighborhoods that were represented by Singh’s brother, Jagmeet Singh, who is now the leader of Canada’s NDP after serving as Horwath’s deputy leader.
“I launched this campaign at Brampton Civic Hospital because we’re going to take on hallway medicine — and Andrea Horwath’s vision for better health care is inspiring,” said Singh.
“Decades of Conservative and Liberal governments have slashed hospital funding, closed hospital beds and fired front-line health care providers. And I know it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s time for universal pharmacare and dental care for everyone — and a premier that will deliver.”
Gurratan Singh is a lawyer and has practiced law throughout the GTA. He is also Chair of the City of Brampton’s Inclusion and Equity Committee and sits on the board of the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives. He is a movement builder who played a key role on his brother’s campaign to become federal NDP leader.
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