Can Vicky Dhillon survive the Challenge?
Municipal elections are on 27th October 2014 and things are really heating up now. One of the interesting races to watch will be wards 9 &10 in Brampton. Councillor Vicky Dhillon was elected to serve as the City Councillor in Brampton for Wards 9 and 10 in the 2006 municipal election and re-elected in 2010. Many thought he will not face much of a challenge this time but things seem to be getting interesting with every passing day. On Monday 28th July when we are almost 3 months away from the voting day we have 5 Candidates who have filed their nominations for the City Councillor for
wards 9& 10 in Brampton. Allison Brown, Avtar Gill, Gurpreet Dhillon, Jarnail Singh and the sitting incumbent Vicky Dhillon. Gurpreet Dhillon recently contested Provincial elections on NDP ticket from Brampton Springdale though he lost to Harinder Malhi from the Liberal Party. Jarnail who is also known as Sunny has been quite active in the Community recently. For Regional Councillor in Brampton for Wards 9 and 10 we have 6 Candidates who have filed their nominations for the Regional Councillor for wards 9& 10 in Brampton. The Incumbent candidate Regional Councillor John
Sprovieri , Harkanwal Thind who was a close second in the last elections claims that this time he has a strong chance. JD Singh, Paramjit Birdi , Michelle Shaw and Jagdip Hayer are also in the race. Some of the key issues will be Property Tax, Traffic Gridlock, Jobs , University & Development.
If Brampton Town House issue debate was any indicator of things to come then we may see more fireworks in the next three months. During the Town House debate many of the above mentioned names actively participated and only time will tell with whose viewpoint the community agreed.
Whoever wins the race one thing is certain it will be hard fought race this time and the incumbents have a major battle to win. Midweek News will be reporting on more wards and different cities
in the upcoming editions.