Sonia Sidhu , a devoted community leader, has been nominated as the Team Trudeau 2019 candidate in Brampton South for the upcoming federal election.
Ms Sidhu has already had a very successful three years on Parliament Hill, and in her constituency of Brampton South. In Parliament, as a member of the Health Committee she has worked on 18 different reports with her colleagues that directly impact the health of Canadians. These reports include reports on healthy eating, clean drinking water standards, and the report that recommended the implementation of a national pharmacare plan.
As well, Sidhu has been a fierce advocate for treating Diabetes in Canada. As the Chair of the All Party Diabetes Caucus, Sonia has been working actively to create transformative change in Canada’s dialogue towards diabetes. As part of her advocacy, she has held consultations across the country with experts and researchers to write a report titled “Defeating Diabetes” outlining the challenges that diabetics face in Canada. This report was presented to the to the Minister of Health earlier this year. Because of her advocacy, the Government of Canada has invested millions of dollars into diabetes research.
In her speech, Sidhu spoke about the achievements of the government. These include restoring the age of retirement back to 65, increasing Old Age Security payments by the rate of inflation to help seniors, as well as cutting taxes for middle class and working families, and instituting the Canada Child Benefit, which is helping nine out of ten families and has put over three hundred thousand children out of poverty. “Thank you so much to everyone who joined me for my nomination as the Team Trudeau 2019 candidate for Brampton South. I cannot thank everyone enough for all the heartfelt support and I am glad I can count on you as we take the next step forward in delivering real change for Canada,” said Sonia Sidhu.
Close to 1000 people joined the riding association for the nomination of Ms Sidhu and to hear her speak including the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Ruby Sahota, Kamal Khera, Ramesh Sangha, Gurpreet Dhillon, Iqra Khalid, and Gagan Sikand. Mr. Bains spoke after Ms Sidhu, complimenting her work ethic in Ottawa, as well as her commitment to delivering real change for her community in Brampton South.
“We are extremely proud to welcome Sonia Sidhu as a Team Trudeau 2019 candidate,” said Suzanne Cowan, President of the Liberal Party of Canada. “Sonia has shown passionately how she wants to improve the lives of families in her community and, through her leadership, she will ensure that Brampton South continues to be at the heart of decisions made in Ottawa.”
Sonia Sidhu is the first member of Team Trudeau to be nominated in the Brampton Area.