NRIs in Canadian general elections poll on June 28, 2004


The following candidates---->NOT ELECTED:


Raminder Gill, Conservative, Member of Parliament from Bramalea-Gore-Malton

From 1999 to 2003, Member of Provincial Parliament for Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale


Raminder Gill has dutifully served our community before. From 1999 to 2003, he was the Member of Provincial Parliament for Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale. While at Queen’s Park, Raminder fulfilled duties as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, the Minister of Training Colleges and Universities and finally to the Premier.

Earning both a Masters of Engineering and a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Raminder has over 15 years experience as a chemical engineer with several local firms before starting his own business. He is a small business owner and invented and developed of a range of environmentally-friendly products including President's Choice "The Alternative Bleach."

Raminder has been a resident of Peel for over 30 years. His community involvement is extensive. Raminder is a founder of the Malton Cougars Soccer Club, a charter member of the Mississauga Lions Club of Erin Mills and has been a fundraiser for a variety of worthy causes including CreditValley Hospital, The United Way, The Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto Eye Foundation.

Raminder is married to Dr. Pam Gill , a family physician associated with the Credit Valley Hospital and is the proud father of two daughters


Sulakhan Singh Hundal, Conservative from Mississauga-Brampton Springdale

Sulakhan Singh Hundal, affectionately known as Sam is married with four children and six grandchildren and has lived in Brampton for over 30 years where he works as a Real Estate agent and language interpreter. Sam has a track record of giving back to the Brampton community and Canada, a few of his contributions include:

Brampton Business Ambassador, Team Canada Trade Mission to South Asia (1996)
Member of the Hospital Board of Governors (1993-1995)
Chairman Board of Directors Brampton Community Legal Clinic (1990-1991)
Director, Brampton Real Estate Board (1978-1979)
Chairman, Patient Relations Committee, College of Opticians
Member, Ministerial Advisory Board (1978-1980)
Member, Brampton Race Relations Council
Member, Govering Council, The College of Opticians (2001-2004)
Board Chairman, Brampton Youth Employment Centre (1988-1989)
Member, Citizens Review Panel, United Way of Peel (1997-1998)
President, Peel Inter-Community Relations Association (1985-1989)
Awards and Recognitions
Governor General's 125th Commemorative Canada Medal (1992)
Ontario's Outstanding Achievement Award (1992)
Professional Merit Award, Toronto Real Estate Board (1992)
Outstanding Contribution Recognition Certificate, Premier of Ontario (1994)
Siropa, S.G.P.C., Amritsar, Punjab 1982
Recognition of Contribution to Ontario for Outstanding Service to Community, Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation (1995) Education Masters of Arts - Political Science
University of Windsor, Ontario
Commonwealth Graduate's Teaching Certificate
University of Leicester, School of Education, England
Bachelor of Teaching Degree
Punjab University, Chandigarh, India
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Punjab University, Chandigarh, India


Parvinder Sandhu, Conservative from Mississauga Brampton South

Parvinder Sandhu is a family man who grew up in the riding

Parvinder has lived in the riding of Mississauga Brampton South for the last 13 years. Mississauga Brampton South is not just his riding, it is his home. He went to school here, participated in sports events, got involved in community and social events grew up in the riding and now lives in the riding with his wife and two children.

Parvinder Sandhu is not only a successful businessman but also a qualified and capable Individual

Raised and educated in Canada, Parvinder did his schooling from J.A. Turner Secondary School, Brampton, Canada. After graduating from high school he went to University of Toronto for Mechanical Engineering in the year 1990. Since 1993 Parvinder has been running various successful businesses in Canada and overseas. It is worth mentioning that Parvinder has established Canadian Institute of International Studies (CIIS) in partnership with Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario and Laurentian University,Sudbury, Ontario.

Parvinder Sandhu's Political Experience

Parvinder is a member of the Federal and Provincial Conservative Party. He has been working extensively towards the unification of the Federal Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance. He has been a very aggressive volunteer in many election campaigns at the Municipal, Provincial and Federal level.

Parvinder Sandhu's involvement with various charitable, social, cultural and other organizations

Parvinder has not only been involved with various charitable, non-profit, social, cultural and other organizations but has been contributing financially as well. His sustained involvement and support both financially and otherwise is highly regarded by these organizations and associations.

Rupinder Nannar, Conservative from Etobicoke North

Married to Dr. Jagjot Randhawa
Working as a Mortgage/Financial Consultant.
M. Sc. Industrial Economics (Honours)
Diploma in Micro Computer Business Application
Mortgage Brokering (Agent)
Currently enrolled in Certified General Accountants Organization of Ontario

Member of the Federal and Provincial Conservative Party.
Executive member of the Federal and Provincial Electoral District Associations.
Worked to unite the two parties.
Worked in many election campaigns for all three levels of government.

Assisted in programs for youth.
Assisted the seniors with health issues.
Assisted new immigrants.


Dr. Sanjeev Goel, Green Party from 35008 Brampton West

Dr. Sanjeev Goel is a family physician practicing in Brampton at "A Healing Place".

Sanjeev joined the Green Party last year during the massive worldwide protests against the illegal invasion of Iraq. His focus issues in this election are electoral reform, leadership based on principles and integrity and ensuring a clean environment for our children. He is currently the foreign affairs critic for the Green Party of Canada.

He is a founder of the non profit group promoting nonviolent community action on social issues called TruthForce and has joined the "Free Thinking Collective", a community library and social activism space.

"Many people are seriously disillusioned with politics. Many are not voting at all. Like many others, I felt hopeless and apathetic about our future. Then, I found out about the Greens and their 10 key values. Politics with integrity, compassion and empowerment. These days, I feel invigorated and energized and truly believe that a better world is possible."

Sanjeev was born in Montreal and graduated from Medical School at the University of Toronto in 1995. He lives in downtown Brampton with his wife, Lopita and child, Omiya.

Manjinder Rai, NDP, from Mississauga--Streetsville

Manjinder Rai was born in November 1969 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India, and earned his B.A. from Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar. Manjinder has lived in Mississauga for the last decade, and is raising his young family here.

As a community activist, Manjinder is well-known for his work organizing sports and cultural events in Greater Toronto's booming South Asian community. He's worked as a volunteer with Revenue Canada, helping low-income Canadians file their returns. For the last four years, he's been an active member of the United Steelworkers of America.

Manjinder speaks out and is actively involved in community social causes like working parents' issues, children's issues, health care issues and advancing Canada's policy interests around the globe.

Manjinder is married to Jasvir Rai, with three children - Rajpal, and twins Anoop and Gurdas.

Neeraj Jain, Green Party, from 35050 Mississauga South

Neeraj Jain is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Mississauga South. He was born in India and grew up in Montreal.

Neeraj runs a small business in Oakville, Ontario, which was recognized as one of Canada's 100 fastest-growing companies two years in a row. He has also worked as a Strategic Buyer and Operations Manager.

Neeraj holds an MBA degree from the University of Toronto, and studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa. He also founded the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs chapter at the University of Toronto.

Neeraj is a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization, has travelled extensively and speaks both official languages as well as Hindi. He lives in the Port Credit area with his wife, Jyoti.


Saroj Bains – 24 yrs old. Young Woman from Toronto. Running in Windsor St. Clair.
Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada


Saroj got involved in politics at the age of 15 when she joined the work to develop new journalism. She worked on Youth Today, a magazine for youth and students which presented the reality facing Canadian youth. She also worked on a magazine which profi led the reality facing Canada’s aboriginal youth called Aboriginal Youth Today. She is a member of the Standing Conference of South Asians. As a minority young woman Saroj has fought to defend the rights of national minority youth in Canada in the context of defending the rights of all in society. This is her first provincial election. She has run as a candidate in the Federal Elections as a candidate for the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada. She works in the Film and Communications Industry as a Producer.

Mir Kamal, the Green Party from 35008 Brampton West

Mir Kamal is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Etobicoke North. He was born in Hyderabad, India.

Mir is a legal and immigration consultant based in Toronto, Ontario. He has worked overseas as a lawyer and lecturer