Indian-Origin Sikh woman elected to Canadian city council

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The first turban-wearing Sikh woman elected as a municipal councilor in Canada’s Brampton is Navjit Kaur Brar, an Indo-Canadian healthcare professional.
Following her victories in Wards 2 and 6, Brar, a respiratory therapist, was chosen as the city councilor for Brampton on Monday.

With 28.85% of the vote, the mother of three defeated former Conservative MP candidate Jermaine Chambers for Brampton West.

According to the Brampton Guardian, Carmen Wilson finished third with 15%, while Chambers, the closest competitor, scored 22.59%.

Over 40,000 doors were knocked on, and over 22,500 people were spoken to as part of her campaign in the past two months.

According to the Brampton Guardian, Carmen Wilson finished third with 15%, while Chambers, the closest competitor, scored 22.59%.

Over 40,000 doors were knocked on, and over 22,500 people were spoken to as part of her campaign in the past two months.

“I’m happy for @Navjitkaurbrar. Throughout the epidemic, she was a selfless and devoted front-line healthcare provider. She volunteered for public service, and I do not doubt that she will be an outstanding addition to the Brampton City Council “Patrick Brown, the mayor of Brampton, who recently won a second term, tweeted.

Amarjot Sandhu, the current Progressive Conservative MPP in Brampton West, defeated Brar in his last run for the Ontario NDP nomination.

By just 227 votes, another Sikh candidate, Gurpartap Singh Toor, defeated Gurpreet Dhillon in Wards 9 and 10.

According to the article, up to 40 Punjabis ran in the Brampton municipal elections, but just 87,155 of the 354,884 eligible voters showed out to cast ballots, representing a dismal voter turnout of only 24.56 percent.

Concerns about the election date being on Diwali, one of the most eagerly anticipated holidays observed by a sizable portion of the Indian diaspora in Canada, were voiced by the Indo-Canadian community and the councillor candidates.

Gurpratap Singh Toor remarked, “It is quite troublesome that the polls are being held on Diwali day, especially the municipal election that has typically experienced a poor voter participation.”

Every four years, municipal elections are held on the fourth Monday in October, which happened on October 24 this year.

Brar, a politician with limited background, said: “I believe many people may identify with me. I merely practise respiratory therapy. I’ve collaborated with several folks. In Brampton, many residents are families, including me as a mother of three.” Brar concentrated on three things: developing new infrastructure, lowering crime rates, and enhancing traffic safety.

Brar declared that she intended to put forth a lot of effort to represent all populations in her district. “I’m eager. I’m very pleased of every voter in Brampton for making sure that our voices were heard louder than ever “Before making the announcement, she remarked.

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