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.
|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Mississauga—Brampton South
October 10, 2007
|Preceded by||Riding Established|
|Born||1953 (age 63–64)
Ludhiana, Punjab, India
|Occupation||Teacher, business administrator|
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.
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.
Ontario general election, 2011: Mississauga—Brampton South
|Progressive Conservative||Amarjeet Gill||10,287||30.40||+4.97|
|New Democratic||Karanjit Pandher||5,420||16.02||+5.71|
|Total valid votes||33,840||100.00|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||242||0.71|
Ontario general election, 2007: Mississauga—Brampton South
|Progressive Conservative||Ravi Singh||9,333||25.43|
|New Democratic||Karan Pandher||3,785||10.31|
|Total valid votes||36,702||100.0|