Current City Councillor Charmaine Williams named PC candidate for Brampton Centre

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Published October 25, 2021 at 11:03 am

Brampton residents of Wards 7 and 8 may see a familiar face during the upcoming provincial election campaign.

With the provincial election now less than eight months away, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC) announced their list of candidates for Brampton.

Among those who will running for the PC party is current City Councillor Charmaine Williams.

Williams was elected to Brampton City Council in 2018, when she became the first-ever Black woman elected to council.

According to the PC website, if elected, Williams intends to focus her efforts on ensuring families have access to the social and recreational services they want and need, and advocating for integrated transportation across Brampton and the GTA.

Williams will be running in the Brampton Centre riding against incumbent Sarah Singh, one of two deputy leaders of the Ontario New Democratic Party.

Both women have close ties to Brampton, Williams has lived in the Flower City for 40 years—she moved to the Bramalea community in 1981—while Singh was born and raised in Brampton.

Additionally, both women have broken barriers during their political careers, Williams became the first-ever Black woman elected to Brampton City Council, while Singh became the first-ever Indo-Caribbean woman elected to the Ontario legislature.

Rounding out the candidates running for the riding are Safdar Hussain, who will be running against the two women for the Liberal Party of Ontario, and the Green Party of Ontario candidate, who has yet to be announced.

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