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Gurmant Grewal MP, B.C., 2004


Gurmant Grewal, MP
Newton-North Delta


Gurmant Grewal was first elected to the House of Commons in 1997. He was re-elected in 2000 and 2004. In 2004, Mr. Grewal and his wife, Nina Grewal, became the first spouses to simultaneously hold elected seats in Parliament.

Mr. Grewal obtained a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and a Master’s of Business Administration from Punjab Agricultural University. He has worked as an Assistant Professor of Management at an overseas university, and as a realtor and an entrepreneur.

As a Parliamentarian, Mr. Grewal convinced the Federal Government to remove, and safely dispose of, radioactive waste held in Surrey for over 25 years. He helped Daniel Igali with his citizenship, paving the way for him to win Olympic gold for Canada. Mr. Grewal’s Bill C-205 is one of the few Official Opposition bills to ever become law. The bill expanded the authority of the Scrutiny of Regulations Committee to strike down unnecessary regulation.

Surrey’s Radio India named Gurmant Grewal, Leader of the Year. In 2002, he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding service to Canada.

PROFESSION: Realtor; Entrepreneur (15 yrs+); Manager and University Asst. Professor of Management

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) 1981;
B. Sc. Agriculture (Hon.) 1979

Married 22 years
Wife, Nina Grewal
2 sons

Gurmant Grewal, Member of Parliament
Federal Electoral Boundary: Newton – North Delta
Re-Elected June 28, 2004
Federal Electoral Boundary: Surrey Central
Elected on June 2, 1997
Re-elected on November 27, 2000

•Official Opposition Critic for Scrutiny of Regulations
•Official Opposition Critic Multiculturalism
•Co-Chair, Scrutiny of Regulations, Standing Joint Committee (House & Senate) (7th term, elected)
•Member, House of Commons Liaison Committee
•Vice Chair, Commonwealth Parliamentary Group
•Chair, Canada - India Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group
•Acting President, Canada - Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group
•Vice Chair, The Canada – ASEAN Interparliamentary Friendship Group
•Executive Committee Member, Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas (FIPA)
•Executive Committee Member, Friendship Group of Parliamentarians for UNESCO
•Member, Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group
•Member, Canada – Europe Parliamentary Association
•Member, Canada - Taiwan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group
•Member, Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA) Parliamentary Friendship Group
•Awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal
•Official Opposition Foreign Affairs Critic (Canadians Abroad)
•Official Opposition Foreign Affairs Critic for Asia Pacific
•Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition of Canada
•Official Opposition Chief Critic for Foreign Affairs
•Official Opposition Chief Critic for Multiculturalism
•Official Opposition Deputy Critic for Foreign Affairs
•Official Opposition Chief Critic for the Canadian International Development Agency
•Official Opposition Deputy Critic on the Environment
•Official Opposition Deputy Health Critic
•Member, Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet Priority & Planning Committee
•Member, Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs
•Member, Standing Committee on Public Accounts
•Member, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade
•Member, Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development
•Member, Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
•Member, Standing Committee on Health
•Member, Standing Committee on Citizenship & Immigration
•Member, Sub Committee of the Standing Committee of Justice on Organized Crime



B.C. MP Gurmant Grewal