Vic Dhillon nominated to run for reelection in Brampton West

Thursday, April 19, 2018

BRAMPTON—Vic Dhillon was nominated this evening to run for reelection as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Brampton West. 

“As MPP, I’ve worked hard for Brampton, whether to support the coming postsecondary campus, to increase investments in our hospitals and to ensure our community benefits from improved transit and transportation infrastructure,” said Dhillon. “I’m honoured to be running for reelection on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team, to invest in the care and supports Brampton residents need, including free tuition for nearly a quarter of a million students, a $15-an-hour minimum wage and free prescriptions for children and youth and soon for seniors.” 

Vic Dhillon was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003. Dhillon served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, the Minister of Government Services and the Minister Responsible for Seniors. He has served on the Health, Education and Social Policy Committee.

Before his election, Dhillon established a family-owned business and was executive assistant to Colleen Beaumier, MP for Brampton West—Mississauga. He led many non-profit fundraising campaigns for the local food bank, the Korean War Memorial and a local group that helps after natural disasters. He and his wife, Shaminder, are raising their children in Brampton, where he has lived most of his life. They have two sons, Robin and Sajjan, and a daughter, Taj. Dhillon holds a business administration degree from Lakehead University and is a Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development Fellow.

Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan to create opportunity and fairness during this period of rapid economic change. Ontario's economy is growing, but too many families still feel like they can't get ahead. Our plan includes building a stronger, healthier Ontario through historic new investments in health care, including through free medications for everyone under 25 and a committed expansion to serve those over 65 through OHIP+; providing free tuition for over 225,000 students and on-the-job learning opportunities to help land a great job; and helping 100,000 kids access quality, licensed child care, including a commitment to free preschool child care.

The Conservatives have vowed to halt the $15 minimum wage. They have backed away from the fight against climate change, and have promised billions of dollars in cuts to critical public services. While the Ontario Liberal Party is focused on investing in the services and infrastructure people rely on, the Conservatives remain focused on gutting healthcare and education, denying working people a decent paycheque, and threatening much-needed public infrastructure projects.

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