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Since 1993, The Honourable Gurbax Malhi M.P
Malhi was also the first "turbaned Sikh" elected to parliament anywhere in the western world.


NRI, Gurbax S. Malhi was first elected to the House of Commons in 1993 Federal General Election. He was re-elected in: 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2006

Following a number of committee appointments, Mr. Malhi was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour, on September 13, 2001. He held this position until December 12, 2003, when he was sworn into Queen's Privy Council, as part of his new appointment as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, with Special Emphasis on Entrepreneurs and New Canadians.

Mr. Malhi has also served as a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resorces Development. He has been the Chairman of the House of Commons Standing Committee for the Library of Parliament, as well he has served as a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry; Government Operations; and Procedure and House Affairs. Among his other Parliamentary Committee appointments include the Special Committee of Parliament and Senators; and the sub-committee on Business and Supply, along with many other Parliamentary Committees, Associations and Friendship Groups.

In September 2002, Mr. Malhi was recognized as an Ambassador of Peace by the Inter-religious And International Federation of World Peace. In addition, in October 2002, he was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for his commitment and contributions to Canadian Society.

The Malhi Record of Community Service:

(Gurbax Malhi has been a part of the Riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton (and Springdale), since 1979.)

Since 1993, The Honourable Gurbax Malhi M.P. and his staff have been providing:

• Reliable, accessible; and efficient answers to your questions.
• Congratulatory messages for graduation, anniversary and other special occasions.
• Meeting with numerous people per day when within the Riding, including
constituents and a variety of business people, educators, interest groups etc.
• Holding a weekly constituent day where up to 80 constituents are individually met
with in his office.
• Attending 400-500 events annually within the riding, ranging from BBQ's to festivals,
to graduations to weddings, and so on.

Gurbax S. Malhi

The Honourable Gurbax Singh Malhi, PC, MP, BA (born October 12, 1949 to a Sikh family in Chugha Kalan, Punjab, India) is a Canadian politician. He is currently a member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Bramalea—Gore—Malton for the Liberal Party.

Malhi was educated at Punjab University, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, English and History. He moved to Canada in 1974, and was initially a factory worker before becoming a real estate agent. He is also a founder-director of the Canadian-Sikh Cultural and Sports Centre, and was a volunteer member of the Peel Police Ethic Race Relations Committee, and served on the Parents' Advisory Council for Marvin Heights Public School in Mississauga.

He was first elected to parliament in the federal election of 1993, defeating Progressive Conservative incumbent Harry Chadwick and Reformer Darlene Florence in the BGM riding. He and fellow Liberal Herb Dhaliwal were the first two Canadian Sikhs elected to the Canadian House of Commons.

Malhi was also the first "turbaned Sikh" elected to parliament anywhere in the western world. Prior to 1993, Canadian law prohibited members of parliament from wearing headgear of any sort in the Commons. Malhi's insistence on wearing a turban caused the law to be changed shortly after the election.

Mahli was re-elected in the 1997 election over Florence and PC candidate Beryl Ford. In 1998, the riding's name was changed to Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale.

He was re-elected with the greatest majority of his career in the 2000 election. He was again re-elected with a significant plurality over Conservative Raminder Singh Gill in the 2004 election, despite the fact that his riding was a key Conservative target.

Malhi is a devout religious Sikh, and has introduced numerous ceremonies of the Sikh religion to Parliament Hill (including the yearly Akand Path ceremony and the hill's first ever Diwali celebration). He was also instrumental in having the government of Canada produce a Canada Post stamp bearing the Khanda Sahib symbol.

Malhi has also been critical of past human-rights abuses by the Indian government in Punjab. In 1995, he held an exhibition on parliament hill which drew attention to the Golden Temple riots ten years earlier. In 1997, he succeeded in having the Canadian government open a liaison office in Chandigarh.

When Paul Martin was sworn in as Prime Minister in late 2003, he appointed Malhi as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, with special emphasis on Entrepreneurs and New Canadians. After the 2004 election, he was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and later was named the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue.

Malhi was part of a Canadian delegation that visited India in early 2005, following the south asian tsunami of late 2004. Malhi also attempted to meet with 59 Punjabis being detained in Iran, but was denied a visa by the Iranian government.