The new MP for Brampton Centre, Ramesh Sangha, has lived in the riding for twenty years.
A rookie MP, Sangha has been involved with the Liberal party for more than two decades.
He emigrated to Canada in 1994.
Before running for office Sangha had a successful legal career. He has used his legal expertise to help new immigrants settling in Canada. He is opposed to Bill C-24, which allows the government to strip Canadian citizenship from dual citizens.
Before becoming a lawyer, Sangha ran a firm specializing in immigration consultancy providing legal advice and counselling to newly landed immigrants.
Sangha also works as a mentor for youth, providing pro bono legal advice and guidance for those hoping to make law their profession.
He is a strong proponent of multiculturalism and infrastructure spending. He also sees income inequality as a major issue in his riding.
Sangha is a member of the Brampton Board Trade, the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce, and acts as legal advisor to the Indian Air Force Veteran’s Community in Canada. He also served as the chair of the Pension Plan Review Tribunal, appointed to the position by the Governor General.
Sangha is a husband and father of three grown children.