Navjit Kaur Brar is elected as the first turban-wearing Sikh woman councillor in a Canada




Municipal elections are conducted every four years on the fourth Monday in October, which this year held on October 24. A mayor, city council, and occasionally a school board are chosen in these elections.

In the most recent municipal council elections, Indo-Canadian healthcare worker Navjit Kaur Brar became the first Sikh woman and turban-wearing councillor for Brampton.

In the contest for City Councillor in Wards 2 and 6, Brar, a respiratory therapist and mother of three, defeated former Conservative MP Candidate for Brampton West Jermaine Chambers.

“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,” Patrick Brown, the mayor of Brampton, who recently won a second term, tweeted.

In Wards 9 and 10, Gurpartap Singh Toor, another Sikh candidate, narrowly defeated Gurpreet Dhillon by 227 votes.

According to claims in the local media, up to 40 Punjabis ran for office in Brampton.