Kamal Khera

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Kamal Khera

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue
In office
January 30, 2017 – August 31, 2018
MinisterDiane Lebouthillier
Preceded byEmmanuel Dubourg
Succeeded byDeb Schulte
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health
In office
December 2, 2015 – January 27, 2017
MinisterJane Philpott
Preceded byCathy McLeod
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Brampton West
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byKyle Seeback
Personal details
Born (1989-02-04) February 4, 1989 (age 30)[1]
Delhi, India
Political partyLiberal
Alma materYork University
ProfessionRegistered Nurse

Kamalpreet Khera MP (born February 4, 1989) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Brampton West in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Khera was born in Delhi, India, and immigrated to Canada at a young age. She attended York University, where she earned degrees in psychology and nursing, and became a registered nurse.

Political career[edit]

She was nominated as the Liberal Party's candidate in Brampton West in December 2014, and won the seat in the federal election in the following October.[4] She was recruited and mentored by longtime Liberal organiser and social activist Raj Jhajj for this position.[5] At the age of 26, she is the youngest Liberal MP in the current House, and the second-youngest overall behind the NDP's Pierre-Luc Dusseault.[6] On December 2, 2015, Khera was appointed as parliamentary secretary to the minister of health by Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.[7]

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election: Brampton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Kamal Khera 24,256 55.9 +19.82 $186,667.41
Conservative Ninder Thind 13,068 30.1 -11.92
New Democratic Adaoma Patterson 5,400 12.4 -7.22
Green Karthika Gobinath 674 1.6 +0.02
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,398 100.0     $202,391.14
Total rejected ballots 245
Turnout 43,643
Eligible voters 68,796
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]


  1. ^ "David Akin 🇨🇦 on Twitter: "Happy 30th birthday to Brampton West MP @KamalKheraLib 1"". twitter.com. Twitter. February 4, 2019. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Liberal Kamal Khera wins Brampton West, The Brampton Guardian, October 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "19 Indian-Canadians elected to Canadian parliament". The Economic Times. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  4. ^ Liberals find candidate in Brampton West for next federal election, The Brampton Guardian, December 10, 2014.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ John Paul Tasker, Meet the Class of 2015: Notable Rookies headed to Parliament Hill, CBC.ca, October 22, 2015.
  7. ^ She was later appointment parliamentary secretary to the Minister of National Revenue (2016-2018) and in September 2018,she was appointed parliamentary secretary to the minister of International Development.[2]
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Brampton West, 30 September 2015
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine

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