Preparations are underway for the 42nd Ontario general election, with the list of nominees building steadily across the province. Brampton and Mississauga are no exceptions, with candidates from both the Conservative and Liberal parties being announced weekly.
The addition of a riding in Brampton, which has gone from having four to five, has only added to the excitement of the impending Election Day, June 7. Although campaigning is not expected to start until May of next year, many constituencies are still in the process of nominating their candidates.
One of these is the riding of Mississauga-Malton, where local business woman Rajinder Minhas with stakes in IT software development and international real estate is vying to represent the Conservative party.
Nominees going head to head in other ridings in Peel Region (at press time) include:
In Brampton South, Sukhwant Thethi of the Liberal party will run against Prabmeet Sarkaria who will represent the Progressive Conservatives (PC). Thethi moved to Canada in 1995 and has since established himself in the banking industry. Sarkaria is the former VP of the World Sikh Organization and currently, sits on Brampton’s Property Standards Committee.
Current Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa, will vie for the Mississauga – Lakeshore seat and is credited with bringing the Pan and Parapan Games to the GTA in 2015. Running against him and for the Conservatives is lifelong Mississauga resident, Rudy Cuzzetto, a community volunteer with a decade’s long legacy in the automotive sector.
Other nominees who have been officially announced in Peel Region, are as follows:
Amarjot Singh Sandhu – Brampton West (PC)
- A long-time conservative activist and community volunteer
Angely Pacis – Mississauga Centre (PC)
- An immigration, constitutional and aboriginal lawyer who has served on several not-for-profit organization boards.
Jass Johal – Brampton North (PC)
- A local paralegal, long-time volunteer and community activist.
Kaleed Rasheed – Mississauga East-Cooksville (PC)
- A community volunteer who has raised funds for United Way with CIBC, and volunteered for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Nina Tangri – Mississauga Streetsville (PC)
- A long-time conservative activist and community volunteer, and business owner.
Sheref El Sabawy – Mississauga-Erin Mills (PC)
- An IT professor at George Brown and Centennial College who works as an IT engineering consultant.
The provincial NDP and Green parties have yet to put their hats in the ring, but nominations should be expected there as well.
Please check here for regularly posted updates on the General Election 2018.