On Monday night, Patrick Brown was re-elected as Mayor of Brampton; Bonnie Crombie was re-elected as Mayor of Mississauga; John Tory was re-elected as Mayor of Toronto. In Vaughan, Steven Del Duca was elected as Mayor and Andrea Horwarth was elected as the first woman Mayor of Hamilton.
Gurpartap Singh Toor won Brampton’s councillor seat for wards 9 and 10 with 6,086 votes. He defeated incumbent Gurpreet Singh Dhillon who could only secure 5,859. Dhillon was the only sitting councillor who was beaten out.
“This is not my win, this is a win for wards 9 and 10,” Toor said.
“We were able to knock on every single door twice,” he said, noting how close the race was. “Every single vote counted.”
He thanked his team for all of their hard work, especially the young people who door knocked day and night.
Harkirat Singh was re-elected as Brampton City Councillor for Wards 9 &10 by securing 9076 votes.
In Wards 9&10, Satpaul Singh Johal wins Trustee, Peel District School Board position by gaining 6461 votes.
Indo-Canadian healthcare worker Navjit Kaur Brar has become the first turban-wearing Sikh woman to be elected as Brampton City Councillor in the recent Municipal council polls.
Brar, a respiratory therapist and a mother of three, won the race for City Councillor in Wards 2 and 6, beating Jermaine Chambers, a former Conservative MP candidate for Brampton West.
Brar had 28.85 per cent of the votes cast on Monday with Chambers as nearest contender with 22.59 per cent, and Carmen Wilson coming in third at 15.41 per cent, the Brampton Guardian reported.
“I am so proud of @Navjitkaurbrar. She was a selfless and dedicated front line healthcare worker during the pandemic. She has stepped up for public service and I am confident she will be a phenomenal addition to Brampton City Council,” tweeted Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, who won a second term in recent election.
As part of her campaign she knocked over 40,000 doors and spoked to over 22,500 residents in the last two months.
“Over the past 3 years, I’ve spoken to countless Bramptonians and the sentiment I hear is that they are all hurting, they feel unheard, they feel left behind. With the rising cost of living It’s getting harder to raise and provide for your family in Brampton… As your city councillor I will fight for better services for all Bramptonians and ensure that your voices are heard,” Brar had said in her campaign pitch.
Brar previously ran as the Ontario NDP candidate in Brampton West, losing out to incumbent Progressive Conservative MPP Amarjot Sandhu.
As many as 40 Punjabis were in the fray for Brampton civic elections, according to local media reports.
Out of 354,884 eligible voters in Brampton, only 87,155 of them turned up to cast ballots — an abysmal voter turnout of approximately 24.56 per cent, according to unofficial results.
Elections for municipal government are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October, which fell on October 24 this time.
These polls usually elect a mayor and city council and sometimes also a school board.
Around 40 per cent of Brampton’s population is South Asian, and the municipal election also fell on the religious festival of Diwali, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains.