July 14, 2013
Thank you to everyone who made my Annual Free Pancake Breakfast such a tremendous success! I was happy to see the community come together & to have the opportunity to chat with so many great Brampton residents.
July 1, 2013
Thank you to the City of Brampton and the thousands of Bramptonians who came out to celebrate our nation's 146th birthday at Chinguacousy Park. What a fun afternoon and a tremendous opportunity to celebrate Canada!
April 28, 2013
My team and I attended the annual Khalsa Day Parade at Nathan Phillips Square. With an estimated 80,000-100,000 people marching in this year's parade, the event has become one of the largest celebrations in Toronto, marking the establishment of the Khalsa (one of the most important parts of the Sikh faith).
April 15, 2013
It was a pleasure to host this year's Vaisakhi on the Hill celebration at the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa. We celebrated with traditional food, music and dancing, joined by my a number of my caucus colleagues, including Prime Minister Harper, as well as Ministers MacKay, Uppal & Kenney.
March 18, 2013
I had the pleasure to appear in front of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights to speak regarding my Private Member's Bill C-394 this week. This was the first of 3 days of hearings that will prepare recomendations regarding my Bill, before it returns to the House of Commons for further debate and a vote at 3rd Reading.
February 19, 2013
On February 19, 2013, I welcomed the announcement of the long-awaited Office of Religious Freedom. The Office of Religious Freedom will serve a number of roles in meeting the Government of Canada’s commitment to religious freedom around the world. For more on this event, visit http://www.parmgillmp.ca/?p=1618.
February 16, 2013
I was proud to attend the Grand Opening of the "We Are Here" Aboriginal art exhibition at PAMA. Celebrating aboriginal art, history & culture from our region.
February 16, 2013
Pink Angels fund-raiser, hosted by Legion Branch 609, was a great chance to raise money for The Canadian Cancer Society. My thanks goes out to Branch 609 for their great work on this event & the wonderful work they do for our community and our veterans.
February 9, 2013
On Saturday, Feb 9th, Attended the "Have A Heart" fundraiser for The Amar Karma Organ Donation Society. I was proud to attend in support of such a worthy organization, that has pledged to create awareness in imperative need of organ donation to ensure that organs for transplant will be available to those who are on a large waiting list to receive a call from 'life'.
January 24, 2013
Our Government's new StartUp visa is the first of it's kind in the world. It will be a powerful incentive to attract individuals with great potential who will have a real impact on the Canadian economy.
January 21, 2013
Happy to take part in the Grand Opening Celebration for the newest Mandarin Buffet Restaurant in Brampton. It is always a good sign to see businesses expanding and growing in our community!
January 19, 2013
I was honoured to attend a Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration with PM Stephen Harper and a number of my regional colleagues. With more than 190,000 people of Vietnamese origin living in Canada today, we are proud to recognize this important holiday, and to celebrate the tremendous contributions by this community to our country's rich and diverse heritage.
December 16, 2012
On Sunday, I was joined by Minister for Democratic Reform Tim Uppal, to present the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to 6 outstanding members of our community for their contributions to Canadian Culture. Congratulations to Kulbir Colin Singh Dhillon, Ranbir Singh Gill, Gursimrat Grewal, Jaspal Grewal, Jatinderpal Singh Dhaliwal & Sukhibir Nijjar, who were chosen to receive this prestigious award.
December 15, 2012
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday to make this event such a success! We collected lots of toys for the Toys-for-Tots program & everyone had a fantastic time. Can't wait for next year's skate & swim!
December 8, 2012
I was thrilled to attend Peel Tae Kwon Do's Annual Competition. These young men & women displayed incredible skill, perseverance & dedication to the practice of their sport. All competitors from this weekend's event should all be very proud of their performance
November 25, 2012
It was my pleasure to present the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to 27 tremendous individuals, who have all left a lasting impression on our community. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created in honour of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne. The medal recognizes Canadians from all walks of life who have made significant contributions to the community and to our nation.
November 17, 2012
I had a wonderful time marching in this year's Santa Claus Parade, and bringing in the start of the holiday season!
October 26, 2012
On October 26th, I had the opportunity to sit down with Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford, and his Chief of Staff, Mark Towhey, to discuss how my Private Members Bill C-394 can help Toronto Police crack down on violent street gangs.
October 19, 2012
This morning, I was interviewed by Kevin O'Keefe from iChannel for their webcast #FAQMP. This program asks MP's the questions you want to know, by letting the viewers submit their questions. I had a great time on the show & we discussed a number of important issues, including my PMB C-394 and the Parent & Grandparent SuperVisa Program.
October 17, 2012
I was thrilled to take part in an Oath of Citizenship Ceremony as part of Citizenship Week 2012. It was a pleasure to be on hand to welcome 62 new Canadian Citizens & to celebrate this special day with them!
October 12, 2012
A 29-year veteran of the police force, Chief Evans is the 6th Chief of Peel Police & the first female Chief in the force's history. Truly a historic event, and a fantastic achievement in an already highly decorated career.
October 11, 2012
This morning I had the opportunity to tour Magnum Integrated Technologies, a metallurgical and mechanical design firm based in Brampton. Their President & CEO, Andre Nazarian, took me on a tour of their facility & discussed potential future projects.
September 30, 2012
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada's largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs in Canada. Last year, the run raised over $30 Million nationwide.
September 22, 2012
it was great to see the tremendous turnout for this year's 17th Annual Brampton Day Celebration. What made this event even more special was the announcement by Mayor Susan Fennell that our city was to be re-designated as an International Safe Community by the WHO for our commitment to safety in the community!
September 14, 2012
I took a tour of the Honeychurch Family Life Resource Centre. As you know, my Annual Community BBQ raised over $1600 dollars for this amazing organization & it is a privilege to see it go to such a worthy group who help women & children escape domestic abuse and move on to a better life.
September 14, 2012
As part of our Government's celebration of the 200 year anniversary of the start of the War of 1812, I visited the Brampton Armoury earlier today. While there, I met Major (Retired) Richard Ruggle, who gave me a brief history of the Lorne Scots Regiment from the War of 1812 to today.
September 9, 2012
I was truly honoured to attend the Canadian Firefighters Annual Memorial Ceremony & dedication of the Canadian Firefighters Memorial, as we remembered those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their community.
April 24, 2012
Prime Minister Harper and Minister Jason Kenney join MP Parm Gill for Vaisakhi celebrations on Parliament Hill