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Vijay Thanigasalam

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Vijay Thanigasalam
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Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation
Assumed office
June 26, 2019
MinisterCaroline Mulroney
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Scarborough—Rouge Park
Assumed office
June 7, 2018
Preceded byRiding established
Personal details
Born (1989-03-08) March 8, 1989 (age 33)
Sri Lanka
Political partyProgressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Residence(s)Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario
Alma materUniversity of Ontario Institute of Technology
OccupationFinancial Adviser

Vijay Thanigasalam is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election.[1] He represents the riding of Scarborough—Rouge Park as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.

Thanigasalam went to St Joan of Arc Catholic Academy (then known as Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School) and graduated in 2007. He then went on to study at the University of Toronto Scarborough and completed his Bachelor of Commerce in Finance at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. After graduation, Vijay worked as a financial advisor.[2]

Electoral record

2018 Ontario general election: Scarborough—Rouge Park
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Vijay Thanigasalam 16,224 38.61
New Democratic Felicia Samuel 15,261 36.32
Liberal Sumi Shan 8,785 20.91
Green Priyan De Silva 1,014 2.41
Libertarian Todd Byers 582 1.39
Trillium Amit Mahendra Pitamber 149 0.35
Total valid votes 42,015 99.12
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 372 0.88
Turnout 42,387
Eligible voters
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.
Source: Elections Ontario[3]


  1. ^ Zlomislic, Diana (June 7, 2018). "Battle between first-timers in Scarborough-Rouge Park ends with PC victory". Toronto Star.
  2. ^ "About". Vijay Thanigasalam. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 8. Retrieved 20 January 2019.