GURRATAN Singh, 33, the younger brother of federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, is the Ontario NDP candidate for Brampton East, a newly redrawn riding, for the June 7 provincial election.
Gurratan, a criminal defence lawyer who graduated from Osgoode Hall, ran for a Peel Regional Council seat in Brampton in 2014, but narrowly lost to his opponent.
Jagmeet had represented the former constituency, Bramalea-Gore-Malton, for six years.
Gurratan tweeted last month: “I love this community, and I want to work to make it better – and this June we have a responsibility to build an Ontario that puts people first.”
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Jagmeet welcomed Gurratan’s nomination on Monday night.
Horwath tweeted: “Had a blast tonight welcoming @gurratansingh to the team with a little help from his big bro, @theJagmeetSingh. Gurratan is running in #BramptonEast, and together, we are running to win this election!”
Gurratan chairs the city of Brampton’s inclusion and equity committee.