Brampton North MP Ruby Sahota says she is not running for mayor

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Published August 4, 2022 at 4:48 pm

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As the chaos at Brampton council continues, residents looking for a different leader won’t find it in MP Ruby Sahota.

In an open letter to Brampton residents, Liberal MP Sahota, says many residents and community leaders have asked her to consider a run for mayor.

“The underlying commonality in each of these conversations and in my interest being piqued, was a visceral desire to better Brampton for its wonderful citizens,” she writes.

But Sahota says she considered the requests for weeks and spoke with family, friends and colleagues, and decided this is not the time to jump into municipal politics.

Elected seven years ago, she feels there is still more work to do in Ottawa in a time of global uncertainty with war, inequities, climate crises and migration.

“I have never been one to walk away while the job remains,” she says.

She will continue to represent Brampton North as MP.

As of Aug. 4, there are five people vying to unseat Mayor Patrick Brown. Jermaine Chambers, Vidya Sagar, Ramesh Sangha, Bob Singh, and Cody Vatcher are all running against Brown.

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