Anju Dhillon

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2015: 19 of Indian origin elected to parliament

The Times of India, Oct 21 2015

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Dhillon in historic win in French-dominated Quebec

Canadian lawyer-politician Anju DhilloN became the first Punjabi-origin candidate to get elected from the French-dominated Quebec province in the Canadian general elections. Liberal party candidate Anju from a Sikh family , made it to the Canadian parliament from Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle riding (federal electoral constituency) by a huge margin of 16,301 votes.

Anju defeated Isabelle Morin of New Democratic Party (NDP); her victory has helped the Liberals increase their presence in Montreal after winning just seven seats in the 2011 federal elections.

Before contesting the Canadian elections, Anju was the first Sikh to practice law in Quebec courts, having graduated with honours in political science from Concordia University in Montreal before pursuing LLB from Universite de Montreal. Akey member of the Team Justin Trudeau, set to be the PM, Anju has been involved with the party as a volunteer since she was 13. She has also been actively involved for years in the Sikh community , mentoring youth.

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