NRI Turban-wearing Sikh woman is new
councillor of Canadian city Brampton
Los Angeles, Oct 26, 2022
NRIpress.club/Ramesh/ A.Gary Singh
NRI Navjit Kaur Brar has become the first turban-wearing Sikh woman to be elected as Brampton City Councillor in the recent Municipal council polls.
About Navjit Kaur Brar
- Navjit Kaur Brar (born on May 20, 1986) is a mother of three kids, a son and two daughters.
- She was born and brought up in Brampton.
- Her parents migrated from Punjab to Canada in the 1980s.
- Brar completed her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto followed by a Diploma in Respiratory Therapy from Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario.
- In 2011, Kaur started her career as a healthcare professional by joining Lincare Inc. in Richmond Hill, Ontario, as a respiratory therapist.
- She started at the Brampton Civic Hospital in 2013 and has been with the William Osler Health System ever since.
She won the elections from Wards 2 and 6, defeating Jermaine Chambers, a former Conservative MP candidate for Brampton West. Navjit's Vision for Brampton is that she will fight for better services and deliver the results that Bramptonians have been asking for.
Brar had 28.85 per cent of the votes cast on Monday with Chambers as nearest contender with 22.59 per cent, and Carmen Wilson coming in third at 15.41 per cent
Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown Tweeted:
“I am so proud of @Navjitkaurbrar. She was a selfless and dedicated front line healthcare worker during the pandemic. She has stepped up for public service and I am confident she will be a phenomenal addition to Brampton City Council,”
Brar had said in her campaign pitch.
- Over the past 3 years, I’ve spoken to countless Bramptonians and the sentiment I hear is that they are all hurting, they feel unheard, they feel left behind.
- With the rising cost of living It’s getting harder to raise and provide for your family in Brampton… As your city councillor I will fight for better services for all Bramptonians and ensure that your voices are heard,”
Elections for municipal government are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October, which fell on October 24 this time.