Sonia Sidhu

Satinderpal "Sonia" Sidhu MP (born January 3, 1968) is a Canadian politician who was elected as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada to represent the federal electoral district of Brampton South during the 2015 Canadian federal election.[2][3][4]

Sonia Sidhu

Sonia Sidhu - Member of Parliament for Brampton South, Canada.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Brampton South
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byNew district
Personal details
Born (1968-01-03) January 3, 1968 (age 52)[1]
India
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Gurjit
Websitessidhu.liberal.ca

Early lifeEdit

Born in India, Sidhu arrived in Canada in 1992.[5]

Political careerEdit

Sonia Sidhu is the Member of Parliament for Brampton South. She was elected on October 19, 2015 as the Liberal candidate.[6] Before politics, she worked for over 18 years in the healthcare field as a diabetes educator and research coordinator. Sonia has worked as a volunteer on political campaigns at all three levels of government, and she also volunteered with numerous organisations.[7]

In Parliament, she sits on the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health, and also was appointed to sit as a member of the Special Committee on Pay Equity. She is also the Chair and the Liberal caucus champion for the All-Party Diabetes Caucus. MP Sidhu is also the General-Secretary of the Canada-India Parliamentary Friendship Group and an executive member of both the Canada-Poland and Canada-Portugal Parliamentary Friendship Groups. She further sits as a member of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association, the Canada-U.S. Inter-Parliamentary Group, and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

She lives in her riding of Brampton South with her husband, Gurjit. She has twin daughters, Arshia and Amrit, and a son Akash[9]

Electoral recordEdit

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Sonia Sidhu 23,681 52.1
Conservative Kyle Seeback 15,929 35.0
New Democratic Amarjit Sangha 4,843 10.7
Green Shaun Hatton 1,011 2.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,464 100.0     $203,710.69
Total rejected ballots 270
Turnout 45,734
Eligible voters 72,111
Source: Elections Canada[10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile - Sidhu, Sonia". lop.parl.ca. Library of Parliament. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Lewis, Michael (October 20, 2015). "Liberal Sonia Sidhu wins Brampton South". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "19 Indian-Canadians elected to Canadian parliament". The Economic Times. October 20, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Belgrave, Roger (October 20, 2015). "Liberals reclaim Brampton in stunning federal election victory". Brampton Guardian. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  5. ^ Biography - Sonia Sidhu soniasidhu.ca
  6. ^ "Liberal Sonia Sidhu wins Brampton South | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  7. ^ "Biography | Sonia Sidhu | Your member of parliament for Brampton South". ssidhu.liberal.ca. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  8. ^ "Sonia Sidhu". www.parl.gc.ca. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  9. ^ "Biography | Sonia Sidhu | Your member of parliament for Brampton South". ssidhu.liberal.ca. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  10. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Brampton South, 30 September 2015
  11. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates

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