ON Monday, a crowd of over 250 including NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh (Bramalea-Gore-Malton) officially nominated community activist and local basketball star Gurpreet Dhillon to be the Ontario NDP candidate in Brampton-Springdale.
(Municipal Affairs Minister Linda Jeffrey stepped down this week to run for mayor of Brampton. She resigned as MPP for Brampton-Springdale.)
“Skyrocketing insurance rates and temporary job agencies are hurting families here; Brampton-Springdale is ready for change,” said Dhillon. “With the rising cost of living, parents are struggling to make ends meet — this needs to end — no parent should have to choose between putting food on the table and spending time with their children.”
Dhillon, a father of two, husband, youth organizer and athlete, is known to the community as a strong voice for social programs. While serving on the Toronto Police South Asian Consultative, Dhillon founded and ran a series of basketball camps and training schools in an effort to keep you off the streets and away from gangs.
“Gurpreet Dhillon is exactly what Brampton-Springdale needs—a refreshing change, a youthful presence and most importantly, someone dedicated to fighting for the residents in Brampton-Springdale,” said Singh. “For the last decade, Gurpreet has dedicated himself to working with at-risk youth through sports. He understands the value of working with others and he will fight for our home team—Brampton.”