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Vic Dhillon (born 1969) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a current member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the constituency of Brampton West—Mississauga for the Ontario Liberal Party. Dhillon is one of the three Sikh Members of the Legislature, all of whom are members of the Liberal Party. Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... The Provincial Parliament of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... Brampton West—Mississauga was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ...

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Early life and career

Dhillon has lived in Brampton, Ontario for most of his life. He has a degree in Business Administration from Lakehead University, and helped found a family-owned business in Mississauga after his graduation. He has done fundraising work for the Brampton Food Bank, and led a local initiative to send supplies to eastern Ontario during the ice storm of 1998. Dhillon worked as a constituency assistant to federal Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) Gurbax Singh Malhi for five months after the 1993 federal election, and then worked as an as executive assistant to Liberal MP Colleen Beaumier for just over nine years.[1] Nickname: Location in the Region of Peel, in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Region Peel Incorporation 1853 (village)   1873 (town)   1974 (city) Government  - Mayor Susan Fennell  - Governing Body Brampton City Council (click for members)  - MPs Navdeep Bains, Colleen Beaumier, Ruby Dhalla, Gurbax Malhi  - MPPs Vic Dhillon... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Lakehead University (LU) is situated at the head of Lake Superior in Thunder Bay, Ontario. ... For the First Nation, see Mississaugas. ... Ice storm could refer to: A type of winter storm characterized by freezing rain. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Gurbax Singh Malhi (born October 12, 1949 to a Sikh family in Chugha Kalan, Punjab, India) is a Canadian politician. ... Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories. ... Colleen Beaumier (born November 8, Canadian politician, serving currently as an MP for the riding of Brampton West-Mississauga. ...


Political career

Dhillon first ran for the Ontario legislature in the 1999 provincial election, and losing to high-profile Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Tony Clement in the newly-created provincial constituency of Brampton West—Mississauga. He ran again in the 2003 election, and this time defeated Clement by 2,512 votes. Most political observers considered this to be a significant upset. Strong support from the constituency's Indo-Canadian community was a factor, as was a provincial swing to the Liberals. Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario Legislature after the 1999 election. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Anthony Peter Tony Clement, PC, BA, LL.B., MP (born January 27, 1961 in Manchester, England) is a Canadian politician, federal Minister of Health, Minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) and member of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario Legislature after the 2003 election. ... // Indo-Canadians are Canadians whose origin traces back to the nation of India. ...


Dhillon was 34 years old at the time of his election, and his second child was born during the campaign. He was appointed as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Government Services on September 20, 2006.[2] In the parliamentary systems of several Commonwealth countries, such as Canada and Australia, it is customary for the prime minister to appoint parliamentary secretaries (in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, parliamentary assistants) from their caucus to assist cabinet ministers with their work. ... The Minister of Government Services is responsible for the delivery and management of government operations. ...


In 2004, Dhillon was credited by local residents with saving Knights Table, a non-profit diner that provides meals for Brampton's poor and homeless. According to a Toronto Star report, Dhillon introduced the diner's management to Jaswant Singh Birk, who in turn provided the establishment with a generous lease after its previous contract expired.[3] Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Toronto Star is Canadas highest-circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ...


In December 2006, he introduced a private member's bill to protect transient workers from exploitation by hiring agencies.[4] The bill was endorsed by the Toronto Star newspaper the following week.[5] The Toronto Star is Canadas highest-circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ...


Dhillon took part in an Ontario government business mission to India in January 2007.[6]


Federal politics

Dhillon supported Gerard Kennedy's bid to lead the Liberal Party of Canada in 2006.[7] Gerard Kennedy, (born 1960 in The Pas, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ...


External links

  • Vic Dhillon, official site
  • Official Legislative Record

Information from these pages has been integrated into this article.


Table of offices held

Preceded by
Tony Clement
M.P.P. for
Brampton West—Mississauga

2003-
Succeeded by
Incumbent

Anthony Peter Tony Clement, PC, BA, LL.B., MP (born January 27, 1961 in Manchester, England) is a Canadian politician, federal Minister of Health, Minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) and member of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... Brampton West—Mississauga was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Electoral record

2003 Ontario provincial election : Brampton West—Mississauga edit
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
     Liberal Vic Dhillon 28,926 46.18 $84,782.33
     Progressive Conservative (x)Tony Clement 26,414 42.17 $108,691.97
     New Democratic Party Chris Moise 5,103 8.15 $7,336.30
     Family Coalition Party Paul Micelli 1,122 1.79 no report filed
     Green Paul Simas 811 1.29 $1,000.06
     Freedom John G. Purdy 266 0.42 $0.00
Total valid votes 62,642 100.00
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 555
Turnout 63,197 50.84
Electors on the lists 124,317
1999 Ontario provincial election : Brampton West—Mississauga edit
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative (x)Tony Clement 24,909 55.87 $71,283.13
     Liberal Vic Dhillon 16,599 37.23 $70,662.58
     New Democratic Party John Devries 2,824 6.33 $7,000.00
     Natural Law Party Mei Sze Viau 252 0.57 $0.00
Total valid votes 44,584 100.00
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 501
Turnout 45,085 51.23
Electors on the lists 88,003

All election information is taken from Elections Ontario. Expenditure entries are taken from official candidate reports as listed by Elections Ontario. The figures cited are the Total Candidate's Campaign Expenses Subject to Limitation, and include transfers from constituency associations. Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario Legislature after the 2003 election. ... Brampton West—Mississauga was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Anthony Peter Tony Clement, PC, BA, LL.B., MP (born January 27, 1961 in Manchester, England) is a Canadian politician, federal Minister of Health, Minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) and member of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The New Democratic Party ran a full slate of candidates in the 2004 federal election, and elected nineteen members to become the fourth largest party in the legislature. ... The Family Coalition Party is a minor political party in Ontario, Canada that was founded in 1987 with a social conservative platform. ... Family Coalition Party candidates, 2003 Ontario provincial election - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Green Party of Ontario (GPO) contests provincial elections in Ontario, Canada. ... The Green Party of Canada ran a full slate of 308 candidates in the 2004 federal election. ... The Freedom Party of Ontario is a provincial political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Freedom Party of Ontario is a small political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario Legislature after the 1999 election. ... Brampton West—Mississauga was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Anthony Peter Tony Clement, PC, BA, LL.B., MP (born January 27, 1961 in Manchester, England) is a Canadian politician, federal Minister of Health, Minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) and member of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Ontario Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The New Democratic Party of Ontario ran a full slate of 103 candidates in the 1999 provincial election. ... The Natural Law Party of Ontario was a political party in the Canadian province of Ontario, established as the provincial affiliate of the Natural Law Party of Canada. ... The Ontario Natural Law Party ran a number of candidates in the 1999 provincial election, none of whom were elected. ... Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency of the Government of Ontario, responsible for the conduct of provincial elections. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ Natalia Williams, "Bill Davis country hit by aggressive campaigning", Toronto Star, 26 May 1999, p. 1; Bob Mitchell, "Rookie MPP is ready to work 24/7", Toronto Star, 23 December 2003, p. B03.
  2. ^ "Premier McGuinty shuffles parliamentary assistants", Canada NewsWire, 20 September 2006, 08:57.
  3. ^ Dino Sossi, "Too many cooks save the broth", Toronto Star, 29 December 2004, p. B02.
  4. ^ Rita Daly, "MPPs target 'temp' boom", Toronto Star, 8 December 2006, A1.
  5. ^ "License 'temp' agencies", Toronto Star, 11 December 2006, A18.
  6. ^ "Premier Kicks Off Business Mission To India", Canada NewsWire, 14 January 2007, 08:27.
  7. ^ "Kennedy team discloses list of MPP supporters", Toronto Star, 22 June 2006, A2.

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