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Toronto, Mar 9 (Canadian-Media): Parminder Singh, the Founding host of CBC’s former Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi broadcast, was elected today as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Brampton East, Ontario, media reports said.
“I am thrilled to join Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team to fight for the fairness and opportunity Brampton residents deserve,” Singh, a medical doctor was reported to state. “Brampton residents need a government that invests in care. This Premier has invested in our hospitals, seniors’ homes and child-care spaces. I will add my voice to her strong team to continue delivering for Brampton.”
Parminder Singh. Image credit: Facebook page
Being a health-care professional, Parminder Singh had reportedly worked as a sports and health commentator for Omni TV, the CBC, 680News and Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment.
He was the founding host and play-by-play commentator of the acclaimed Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi, and had founded the Toronto Raptors Punjabi Broadcast.
He had received his educattion at the University of Toronto, Windsor University School of Medicine and Harvard University.
At present he is the the Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer at Healthcare Plus Medical Group, and .
Dr Singh had supported local hospitals and charities by organizing various fundraising campaigns.
He had chaired Sikhs for SickKids, which helped raise close to $100,000 for SickKids Hospital, and also was able to raise $350,000 for the Brampton Civic Hospital through the Akhand Paath event, a religious ceremony of the Sikhs.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne had recently appointed Dr singh as the candidate at a rally in Brampton on Sunday.
Under the leadership of Wynne, the Ontario Liberal Party reportedly plans to create opportunity and fairness for everyone in Ontario's growing economy and its balanced budget.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)