ABOUT GURPREET

ABOUT GURPREET

Gurpreet Singh Dhillon is the City Councillor for Wards 9 and 10 since 2014. Born and raised in Ontario, Gurpreet is a proud husband and father of two, he is an inspired local leader recognized for his unwavering support of his home team; the residents of Brampton.

 

For the past 15 years he has dedicated himself to the community, working with and empowering at-risk youth through sports. He continues to lead numerous programs and initiatives designed to teach young people the values of leadership, hard work, and fair play on and off the court. In 2012, he founded the MVP Basketball Academy and in 2014 he began his drop-in basketball program at Louise Arbour Secondary School that runs Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm throughout the school year.

 

Gurpreet strongly believes in the need for an inclusive, fair and affordable society in which everyone can succeed. He has been a strong advocate for the community, and brings this same energy and passion to his role as Brampton’s Wards 9 and 10 City Councillor.

 

He has a proven track-record of bringing a strong voice to city council. He actively supports programs and policies promoting job creation, balanced with a keen eye on keeping the quality of life in Brampton affordable for families. Gurpreet believes the municipality needs to begin thinking big and bring a grand vision with fresh new ideas to the table, so the community develops with the best interests of the residents of Brampton as a top priority.

 

To read more about Gurpreet’s track record, please see a list of his accomplishments below.

 

Annual initiatives:

  • Hosts “Municipal 101” to better educate/inform residents about the City’s services and resources
  • Hosts Sikh Heritage Month celebratory reception in Brampton City Hall every year
  • Regularly meets with all the elected Members of Parliament to review municipal priorities and development cooperative understandings on issues
  • Hosts community meetings on crime in neighbourhoods with representatives from the Peel Regional Police
  • Started initiative to launch a free, weekly drop-in basketball for youth in collaboration with PCHS
  • Annual Parks tour in wards 9 and 10

 

2016

  • Introduced motion in Council to increase jobs and employment lands (June 22, 2016)
  • Introduced motion in Council to freeze residential development and stop employment land conversions (June 8, 2016)
  • Had a motion to create 25 000 jobs approved
  • Introduced motion in Council to ban door-to-door sales in Brampton (May 11, 2016)
  • Introduced motion in Council to implement electronic voting to ensure transparency and accountability on all Council decisions (April 6, 2016)
  • Voted against Beast bailout.

 

2017

  • Apart of the Blue Ribbon Panel that brought the University to Brampton and led the delegation at the 2017 AMO Conference to ask the Province for more funding.
  • Voted against spending and additional 4.4M on a 7-year study for new LRT routes (Kennedy & McLaughlin road)  
  • Championed that the Park surrounding the NEW Springdale Library be named Komagata Maru Park. In remembrance and celebration of multiculturalism it will become a cultural hub for the City.
  • In June 2017, disagreed with decision to not add employment lands in heritage heights
  • Seconded the motion for a Police audit looking into OPR program
  • 150M of funding provided to the University project. 100M to the land development in Brampton for a joint-use educational facility and 50M to the University facility over 10 years.
  • Put forth a motion to reduce the rate of the seniors’ monthly bus pass from unused funds in another program.

 

2018

  • Voted against purchasing of Riverstone Golf Course
  • Snow motion, to address the service levels of this years snow fall.
  • Bringing City hiring updates to you such as the Transit driver recruit and job fair at Gore Meadows.

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