It’s no secret that the 905 is a powerful region when it comes to elections. It is how the last three Liberal governments in the province won their majority.

Brampton is increasingly viewed as a place where key battles will play out for the province’s three major parties. Wynne, Ford and Horwath all seem to recognize this, having made stops in the city within weeks of each other.

Andrea Horwath was in the city Monday to make major promises to Brampton about health care, including the contribution of funding both to build a third hospital in Brampton and to expedite the expansion of Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health.

Horwath returns to the city again to host a rally on Monday, May 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The rally takes place at Bombay Palace located at 200 Advance Blvd.

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, a former Brampton MPP, is also expected to be in attendance.

One of the ridings many are watching closely is Brampton East, where Gurratan Singh, Jagmeet Singh’s brother, will try to maintain an NDP stronghold in the area.

In 2011 Jagmeet Singh won the riding of Bramalea—Malton—Gore, becoming the first NDP MPP in Peel Region and held his seat there until he won the federal NDP leadership. Singh’s old riding now makes up part of Brampton East.

Local NDP candidates Sara Singh (Brampton Centre), Kevin Yarde (Brampton North), Paramjit Gill (Brampton South) and Jagroop Singh (Brampton West), will no doubt also be in attendance at the rally.

Space at the event on Monday is limited, and anyone interested can RSVP by clicking here.