BRAMPTON—Harinder Malhi was nominated to run for reelection today in Brampton North, surrounded by local supporters and volunteers. In her remarks, Malhi drew a clear contrast between the Ontario Liberal Party plan for fairness and the Conservative Party’s disarray.
“We have a positive plan to help create fairness and opportunity,” said Malhi. “But my opponent, Jass Johal, is at the centre of one of the many scandals that engulfed Patrick Brown and the Conservative Party. His silence on the $375,000 he agreed to pay Mr Brown, and what happened afterwards, is deafening Perhaps even worse, Mr Johal’s decision to simply dismiss the other serious allegations against Patrick Brown speaks volumes of his own lack of judgement, and raises questions about his values and integrity.”
“While the Conservatives focus on their scandals, our Premier and Liberal team are implementing a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and ensure better working conditions, to deliver free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, to provide easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation. These positive plans are threatened by the Conservatives’ commitment to roll back the minimum wage and the $16 billion hole in their platform which can only result in cuts to health care and education” Malhi said.
“I’m in politics to support our community, and that’s where I will remain focused,” she concluded.
Harinder Malhi was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as the MPP for Brampton–Springdale. She currently serves as Minister of the Status of Women, the first female Sikh cabinet minister in Ontario’s history. Malhi was previously a school board trustee on the Peel District School Board. Malhi has lived and worked in the Brampton area for the past twenty years, and is actively involved in many community organizations. She supports non-profit organizations such as the Canadian-South Asians Supporting Independent Living Association (CSASIL) in Brampton. Her father, Hon. Gurbax Malhi, was the first Canadian MP to wear a turban.
Under the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party has a plan to deliver opportunity and fairness for everyone. While Ontario has a balanced budget and growing economy, not everyone is feeling that growth yet. That’s why we are working to deliver a fairer, better Ontario through free tuition for 210,000 students, free prescription drug coverage for children and youth, 100,000 affordable child-care spaces, and a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Regardless of who wins the Conservative leadership race, it is clear Conservatives will oppose the minimum wage and cut billions from core services like health care and education.
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