|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for Brampton North
|Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Riding established|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Alma mater||McMaster University|
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
|Profession||Barrister and Solicitor|
Ruby Singh Sahota MP (born June 22) is a Canadian Liberal politician who was elected as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada to represent the federal riding Brampton North during the 2015 Canadian federal election.
Early life and education
Sahota attended the Brampton's Central Peel Secondary School from 1993 to 1998, and then graduated with an Honours bachelor's degree in Political Science and Peace Studies at McMaster University in 2003. She then attended Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, graduating in 2007.
Sahota sought the Liberal nomination for the newly created riding of Brampton North, winning it on March 1, 2015.
The general election campaign involved some controversy, as Sahota's campaign criticized leaflets circulated by her opponent, Conservative incumbent Parm Gill, which it was alleged were deliberately aimed at confusing Sahota with previous Liberal Party MP Ruby Dhalla. Sahota defeated Gill to win the election.
Once elected, Sahota was appointed to both the Standing Committee on the Status of Women and the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs. She was subsequently named to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform. On February 1, 2017, she was elected Chair of the Federal Liberal Ontario Caucus by her peers. As Caucus Chair, she presides over meetings, lead discussion and act as an important link between Ontario Liberal MPs and the Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet.
She is married to podiatrist Dr. Tejinder Sahota and has a son named Nihal.
|2015 Canadian federal election: Brampton North|
|New Democratic||Martin Singh||7,946||16.50||-2.34||$78,854.84|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||48,166||100.00||$206,076.29|
|Total rejected ballots||318||0.66||–|
|Liberal notional gain from Conservative||Swing||+18.05|
|Source: Elections Canada|
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