Anju Dhillon was first Canadian-Sikh to practice law in Quebec and in 2015 became the first person of South Asian descent to be elected from Quebec. She won
Dorval–Lachine–LaSalle with 55 per cent of the vote.
Dhillon was born and raised in the riding she now represents. She holds a BA in Political Science from Concordia and a law degree from Université de Montréal. As a lawyer, Dhillon regularly provided pro bono legal advice to people in need. She has volunteered at the Old Brewery Mission, a Montreal homeless shelter. She also mentors Sikh youth.
She became active in the Liberal Party at the age of 13 as a volunteer on Paul Martin’s campaign. For 10 years she acted as Vice-President (Female) for Youth in the LaSalle Émard Federal Liberal Association and was then the VicePresident (Female) of the same.
Dhillon has been named the government’s Parliamentary Secretary for the Status of Women. She is also a member of the Canada-China Legislative Association, CanadaUnited Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Association and the Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).