Jagdish Grewal to contest Federal Mississauga-Malton Conservative nomination
MISSISSAUGA: Well-known face of the Indo-Canadian community Jagdish Singh Grewal has declared his intention to contest Conservative nomination election for the federal riding of Mississauga-Malton. Jagdish is well known within Canada’s ethnic journalistic circles as host of Radio Khabarsar and Chief Editor of the Canadian Punjabi Post. Jagdish Grewal came to Canada in 1987 as a young immigrant from India. Like all new immigrants, he juggled through many survival jobs while upgrading his skills and education by completing his education at the Frazer Valle College, British Columbia & Centennial College Toronto. He had a secure job with North America’s one of the largest automobile company, Chrysler as a technician where he served for over 8 years. However his vision was motivating him to do something unique and purposeful in life. He quit his job with Chrysler to realize his dream of launching Canada’s first daily newspaper in Punjabi in the year 2002. His newspaper in fact became first daily newspaper to be published in any language out of Peel Region. His views and ideas have attracted many appreciations from his friends and foes alike. During his distinguished career as a journalist, he has interviewed top notch Canadian leaders that include Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Premier Kathlyn Wynne, former premier Dalton McGuinty, a number of federal and provincial ministers, sports persons , artists and others. He accompanied Prime Minister Stephen Harper twice on a business promotion tour of India and similarly visited India twice with the premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty for the similar purposes. As a journalist, he has also covered ‘Parvasi Bhartiya Diwas’ on various occasions at the invitation of government of India. A believer that good eventually attracts the good, Jagdish has played a pioneer role in building a stronger and safe community in Peel. Over the years, Jagdish has contributed immensely to cause good to the public that include being an important member of the Credit Valley Hospital’s 50 million dollar campaign. He also held numerous successful fund raising and awareness events to support the cause of physically/mentally challenged individuals through Canadian Paraplegic Association and C-SASIL (Canadian-South Asians Supporting Independent Living). A past president of the Peel Multicultural Council, Jagdish has also been on the board of directors of the Can-Sikh Sports and Cultural Centre, founding member of the Guru Nanak Car Rally and member of the Brampton Civic Hospital’s Sikh Sub committee tasked to raise $ 10 million. Jagdish is an advisor of the Punjabi International Film Festival, Toronto besides being the founding director and coordinator of Punjabi Broadcasters Association. His services to the community have been widely recognized through numerous medals and awards such as Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee awards, National Ethnic Press and Media council of Canada award presented by Lt. Governor of Ontario (awarded twice), Peel Regional Police’s 2010 Media Award for the best Ethnic News and two gold medals for his contributions to the development of sport of Kabbadi in Canada.