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Harinder Malhi Elevated As Minister In Ontario’s Provincial Assembly

January 19, 2018 | By

Chandigarh: Harinder Malhi who is know for forwarding the cause of moving Sikh ‘genocide’ motion in Ontario’s parliament in April last year, has been given a Cabinet berth, making her the first Sikh women minister in the Canadian province.

Harinder Malhi. (File Photo)

The 38-year-old daughter of Canada’s first Dastardhari MP Gurbax Singh Malhi was sworn in as Minister of the Status of Women here on Wednesday. The decision to elevate her was taken by Premier Kathleen Wynne. Ontario goes to the polls in June.

She represents the Punjabi-dominated “riding” (constituency) of Brampton-Springdale in the Assembly, whose members are called MPPs (members of Provincial Parliament).

Meanwhile, in an interview to a local English daily Kathleen Wynne was quoted as saying “The knowledge and skills they bring to these roles will be crucial as we continue our work to create more fairness and opportunity for the people of Ontario.”

“In a changing economy, our plan is about making sure everyone has a fair shot at getting ahead,” she adds.

“That’s why it is also important to me that this updated Cabinet continues to reflect both the diversity and the geography of  our province,” Kathleen Wynne further added to her statement.

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