1. Candidate Bio:
I was born in 1961 in India. I moved to Canada on 2003, and I am living in Brampton North from 2007. I am a turned politician from a mechanical background and an entrepreneur who imports food products from Malaysia. Previously, I also worked with fire and safety services. I live with my spouse and three children whom were all raised in Brampton. I was also previously United Steel Workers union representative and can also speak several languages including Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, and Malayalam.
2. What are your three top priorities for Brampton?
My three top priorities for Brampton is to empower Brampton city for a bright future by building and supporting the Brampton community as well as to help Brampton citizens to have a wonderful lifestyle which involves their safety and well being.
I will strive to bring more jobs and better infrastructure to Canada’s 9th largest city and to bring development in its industries, education, technology and human resources.
To bring stability and further not to increase property taxes since many people are not earning up to high wages.
3. What is one major council decision from the previous (2014-2018) term that
you agree with?
To be honest, I was not satisfied with previous term and that is why I am indicating that we need a change in Brampton and help the community with more development.
4. What is one major council decision from the previous (2014-2018) term that
you disagree with?
LRT, the Light Rail Transit. Brampton is recognized as a flower city and due to many citizens moving towards Brampton, we have lost many farming areas converted into housings, and the population increased around 15 per cent every year, and for earning many people move around the GTA to commute challenges. The flower city has now become a part of many housings therefore it is important to keep people travelling to be easy as well as lesser traffic, we can bring the LRT to Brampton by alternative routes which is convenient and would not affect the nature. I support to bring LRT back and disagree with the fact that it is currently stopped.
5. Are there any other ideas from other cities that you would like to see
replicated in Brampton?
Yes, the university campus like Waterloo which will benefit student as well as provide wonderful education for the students. A large, innovative, and inspiring university would be important to have in Brampton. Brampton is the 9th largest city in Canada, and there are no big facilities for university here, so I believe that having a university like from the city of Waterloo should be replicated here.
6. What are your top transportation priorities to ease congestion and gridlock in
the city of Brampton and connections to other communities?
The solution for this issue is to bring LRT system in the way it is possible and get advice from experts to provide alternate ways which does not affect the city and the usage of current roads needs to be upgraded.
7. What are your thoughts on the Brampton 2040 Vision and how should the city
proceed with the vision?
I completely agree with the plan of Brampton 2040 vision. I extend my support to the important vision. We need to reinvent Brampton and we need more local jobs, transportation, nature, organizations, social and health.
8. What is your position on the city’s finances and how would you tackle
demands for services and infrastructure renewal?
I will try to find a solution to increase the economy of Brampton city without further increases of property taxes. Bring more non-residential industries, commercial institutes as well as to bring more jobs and infrastructure.
9. What are your thoughts on how the city/region should handle the alleged
uptick of spontaneous youth violence and crime in the city?
It is important to divert youths with many community activities, sports involvement and provide more jobs. This can distract them from committing crimes, and youths are the future of tomorrow, so it is important to take them on a straight path and it is important for the community to provide the resources needed for the youths to participate in community activities and sporting events.
10. Why should voters vote for you?
I strongly believe that people should vote for me because it’s time for a change. A change is needed to make our city grow better. I will work towards making the city safer and to bring more jobs, and to bring the stability in property tax. I will also try to bring LRT to the city and discuss with the experts for a possible way. Also, Brampton has seen many mayors with political background who have worked regionally, as well as federally, yet there is no improvement when it comes to industrial, and the jobs are less, so as a common man, who is new to the political background, I need a chance to do my best for the city and its people as well as to improve the areas in our city that I have seen living as a common person in Brampton and the Brampton citizens can approach me very easily as a trusted friend.
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