Green Party selects Brampton North candidate for provincial election


Published March 15, 2022 at 9:41 am

The Green Party of Ontario have nominated Aneep Dhade to run for MPP in Brampton North. (Photo courtesy of The Green Party of Ontario)

The Green Party of Ontario’s Aneep Dhade says she wants to bring a “greener, brighter, more caring future” to Brampton North.

Raised in the riding she hopes to win, Dhade has more than a decade’s worth of experience in the public sector working at Queen’s Park across several Ministries with responsibility for social, health, environmental, infrastructure and intergovernmental policy.

“Brampton is my home, and I’ve watched its diverse population blossom over a span of more than thirty years,” Dhade said in a release. “There’s so much potential here for green jobs, innovation and sustainable planning. I want to be a part of helping shape that for future generations.”

The Greens have nominated Dhade to run against PC candidate Graham McGregor and the Liberal’s Harinder Malhi in June’s Provincial election.

Incumbent NDP Member of Provincial Parliament Kevin Yarde narrowly won the riding in 2018 by a slim margin of less than 500 votes. 

Dhade holds an honours B.A. in Political Science and Psychology and has post-graduate training in Economics. The Greens say she is an advocate for social justice, mental health support, affordable housing and green transit.

Aneep said she is active in the volunteer community and is “committed to building a more affordable, livable and prosperous community.”

Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner said Dhade’s experience and personal connection to Brampton makes her a candidate who “authentically understands the top issues facing the region, like housing affordability, mental health and transit.”

Yarde was elected as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton North in 2018. He is the first Black MPP in the Region of Peel and currently the NDP critic for Auto Insurance.

He also holds an honours B.A. in political science and was a weather expert on The Weather Network for over 17 years.

The Ontario New Democratic Party won three of five Brampton ridings in 2018, while the Ontario PCP party won two.

Gurratan Singh, brother of federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, was elected MPP for Brampton East while Sara Singh represents Brampton Centre and is one of the two NDP Deputy Leaders.

Prabmeet Sarkaria and Amarjot Sandhu won Brampton South and Brampton West respectively for the PCP.

Bramptonians will go to the polls in June for Ontario’s 45th provincial election.

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