Sonia Sidhu

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Sonia Sidhu
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Member of Parliament
for Brampton South
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byNew district
Personal details
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceBrampton, Ontario[1]

Satinderpal "Sonia" Sidhu MP is a Canadian politician who was elected as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada to represent the federal electoral district of Brampton South during the 2015 Canadian federal election.[2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Born in India, Sidhu arrived in Canada in 1992.[5]

Political career[edit]

Sonia Sidhu is the Member of Parliament for Brampton South. She was elected on October 19, 2015 as the Liberal candidate.[6] Before politics, she worked for over 18 years in the healthcare field as a diabetes educator and research coordinator. Sonia has worked as a volunteer on political campaigns at all three levels of government, and she also volunteered with numerous organisations.[7]

In Parliament, she sits on the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health, and also was appointed to sit as a member of the Special Committee on Pay Equity. She is Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women as well as the Chair and the Liberal caucus champion for the All-Party Diabetes Caucus. MP Sidhu is also the General-Secretary of the Canada-India Parliamentary Friendship Group and an executive member of both the Canada-Poland and Canada-Portugal Parliamentary Friendship Groups. She further sits as a member of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association, the Canada-U.S. Inter-Parliamentary Group, and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.[8]

During the 43rd Canadian Parliament Sidhu's private member bill An Act to establish a national framework for diabetes (Bill C-237) was adopted to require the Minister of Health, within one year, to develop a framework to improve access to information on diabetes prevention and treatment.[9] The framework was tabled in the House of Commons on October 5, 2022 which outlines a common policy direction for diabetes across the country.[10]

During the 44th Canadian Parliament, Sidhu put a motion on notice in the House of Commons (M-82) pertaining to active living in Canada.[11]

Personal life[edit]

She lives in her riding of Brampton South with her husband, Gurjit. She has twin daughters and a son.[12]

Electoral record[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election: Brampton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Sonia Sidhu 24,085 49.47 -2.62 $92,936.55
Conservative Ramandeep Brar 13,828 28.40 -6.64 $98,182.77
New Democratic Mandeep Kaur 7,985 16.40 +5.75 $53,224.68
Green Karen Fraser 1,926 3.95 +1.73 none listed
People's Rajwinder Ghuman 354 0.72 none listed
Christian Heritage Wavey Mercer 285 0.58 none listed
Canada's Fourth Front Mitesh Joshi 152 0.31 $8,217.30
Marxist–Leninist Dagmar Sullivan 68 0.13 $20.00
Total valid votes/expense limit 48,863 100.0
Total rejected ballots 583
Turnout 49,266 62.76
Eligible voters 78,487
Liberal hold Swing +2.01
Source: Elections Canada[13][14]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Sonia Sidhu 23,681 52.1
Conservative Kyle Seeback 15,929 35.0
New Democratic Amarjit Sangha 4,843 10.7
Green Shaun Hatton 1,011 2.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,464 100.0     $203,710.69
Total rejected ballots 270
Turnout 45,734
Eligible voters 72,111
Source: Elections Canada[15][16]


  1. ^ "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved January 23, 2021.
  2. ^ Lewis, Michael (October 20, 2015). "Liberal Sonia Sidhu wins Brampton South". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "19 Indian-Canadians elected to Canadian parliament". The Economic Times. October 20, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Belgrave, Roger (October 20, 2015). "Liberals reclaim Brampton in stunning federal election victory". Brampton Guardian. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  5. ^ Biography - Sonia Sidhu
  6. ^ "Liberal Sonia Sidhu wins Brampton South | Toronto Star". October 20, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  7. ^ "Biography | Sonia Sidhu | Your member of parliament for Brampton South". Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  8. ^ "Sonia Sidhu". Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  9. ^ Pinkerton, Charlie (July 6, 2021). "How the 43rd Parliament changed Canada's laws". IPolitics.
  10. ^ Canada, Public Health Agency of (October 5, 2022). "Framework for diabetes in Canada". Retrieved May 5, 2023.
  11. ^ "M-82 Active living 44th Parliament, 1st Session - Members of Parliament - House of Commons of Canada". Retrieved May 5, 2023.
  12. ^ "Biography | Sonia Sidhu | Your member of parliament for Brampton South". Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  13. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  14. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  15. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Brampton South, 30 September 2015
  16. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates

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