Amrit Mangat


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Amrit Mangat (born c. 1953) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2007. She represents the riding of Mississauga—Brampton South.

Amrit Mangat
MPP
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Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Mississauga—Brampton South
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 10, 2007
Preceded by Riding Established
Personal details
Born 1953 (age 63–64)
Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Jaswant Mangat
Residence Mississauga, Ontario
Occupation Teacher, business administrator

Background

Mangat was born in Jagroan, India.Her parents were originally from Pakistan but were forced to emigrate during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. Mangat studied in India and obtained degrees in political science, economics, English and education. After immigrating to Canada in 1992 she obtained her Ontario College of Teachers certification. In addition to teaching, Mangat managed several small businesses. She most recently worked as an administrator in a law firm, helping new Canadians to settle.

She lives with her husband Jaswant who works as a lawyer.

Politics

In 2004 she tried to get nominated in the federal riding of Brampton West but lost to Colleen Beaumier. In the 2007 provincial election she ran as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Mississauga—Brampton South. During the campaign she came out in support of keeping Peel Memorial Hospital open and she spoke against the Conservative promise to fund private faith-based schools. She defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Ravi Singh by 10,405 votes.She was re-elected in 2011 and 2014.

During her time in government she was appointed as Parliamentary assistant to a number of roles including Seniors and transportation.

As of 2014, she serves as a Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

Electoral record

Ontario general election, 2011: Mississauga—Brampton South

Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Amrit Mangat 15,579 46.04 −7.74
Progressive Conservative Amarjeet Gill 10,287 30.40 +4.97
New Democratic Karanjit Pandher 5,420 16.02 +5.71
Green Keith Foster 1,247 3.68 −6.80
Libertarian Christin Milloy 691 2.04
Independent Masood Khan 400 1.18
Independent Walter Widla 216 0.64
Total valid votes 33,840 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 242 0.71
Turnout 34,082 36.43
Eligible voters 93,563
Liberal hold Swing −6.36

Ontario general election, 2007: Mississauga—Brampton South

Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Amrit Mangat 19,738 53.78
Progressive Conservative Ravi Singh 9,333 25.43
Green Paul Simas 3,846 10.48
New Democratic Karan Pandher 3,785 10.31
Total valid votes 36,702 100.0

source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amrit_Mangat