Harinder Malhi

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Harinder Malhi
Member of Parliament
for Brampton—Springdale
Assumed office
June 12, 2014
Preceded by Linda Jeffrey
Peel District School Board Trustee
In office
Constituency Brampton wards 9 and 10
Personal details
Born 1981 (age 36–37)
Political party Liberal
Residence Brampton
Alma mater Ryerson University
Occupation Real estate agent

Harinder K. Malhi (born c. 1981) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2014. She represents the riding of Brampton—Springdale.


Malhi's family is of South Asian descent, and she speaks Punjabi.[1] Her father is Gurbax Singh Malhi, who was a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons from 1993 to 2011, representing the riding of Bramalea—Gore—Malton for the Liberal Party of Canada.[2][3] Her mother is Devinder Malhi.[4]

Malhi studied at Ryerson University, where she obtained a degree in public administration and governance.[5] She worked as a sales agent at a telecommunications company in Brampton, and then as a real estate agent.[6]


On 25 October 2010, she was elected as a school trustee for the Peel District School Board, representing Brampton wards 9 and 10, during the 2010 municipal election.[5][6][7][8]

Malhi was selected as the Liberal candidate for the Brampton-Springdale riding after incumbent Linda Jeffrey vacated the seat in March 2014 to run for the mayor of Brampton.[8] She ran in the 2014 election and defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Pam Hundal by 6,641 votes.[8][9] During the campaign, she took an unpaid leave of absence from her position as school trustee.[10]

She is Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Member, Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly Member, and on the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.

Cabinet positions[edit]

Ontario Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Indira Naidoo-Harris Minister of the Status of Women
2018 - Present


Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Harinder Malhi 16,848 39.8
New Democratic Gurpreet Dhillon 13,481 31.9
Progressive Conservative Pam Hundal 10,234 24.2
Green Laila Zarrabi Yan 1,322 3.1
Communist Elizabeth Hill 398 0.9
Source: Elections Ontario[9]
Peel District School Board, Wards 9 & 10
Candidate Votes[11]  %
Harinder Malhi 9019 46.82%
Joy Adams 3242 16.83%
Jash Puniya 2453 12.73%
Mohan Singh Khangura 1838 9.54%
John Crowley 1633 8.48%
Devinder Jeet Singh 447 2.32%
Fatima Devonish 439 2.28%
Yadwinder Sahota 191 0.99%


  1. ^ Rider, David (19 May 2014). "Ontario election: Conservatives, Liberals, NDP battle for Brampton-Springdale". Toronto Star. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Grewal, Sam (12 June 2014). "Liberal candidate Harinder Malhi wins Brampton-Springdale". Toronto Star. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "MALHI, The Hon. Gurbax Singh, P.C., B.A". Library of Parliament. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Rider, David (13 June 2014). "New Toronto-area MPPs include Liberals, one from NDP". Toronto Star. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Belgrave, Roger (4 June 2013). "Provincial election: Brampton-Springdale". Mississauga News. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Biography: Harinder Malhi" (PDF). Peel District School Board. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Belgrave, Roger (12 June 2014). "New Liberal elected to Brampton-Springdale". Brampton Guardian. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c Young, Leslie (13 June 2014). "Liberals' Harinder Malhi wins open Brampton-Springdale seat". Global News. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "General Election by District: Brampton-Springdale". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. Archived from the original on September 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ Belgrave, Roger (16 May 2014). "Trustees take leave to run in provincial election". Brampton Guardian. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Election Summary Report, City Vote 2010: Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races" (PDF). City of Brampton. October 25, 2010. p. 5. 

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