The oldest political outfit in the Canadian province, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario gets its first Punjabi origin and Sikh President, Jag Badwal. He is a native of Jalandhar, who moved to Canada in the year 1987.
Having immigrated to Canada for studies, Badwal graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1994 and was first elected to the party’s executive in the year 2012 as a regional Vice-President, who used to manage a range of local, provincial and federal campaigns.
"My main motto is to motivate the youth who come here to settle down to show interest in politics.”
Speaking about his major emphasis as the Party president on motivating the youth of Punjab to settle down conveniently, Badwal said to a leading daily, “Our (Punjabi) community is pretty much involved in Canada’s politics as we have ministers too. My main motto is to motivate the youth who come here to settle down to show interest in politics.”
It's a moment of great pride for us Punjabis that people of Punjabi origin are doing great overseas. While last year Jagmeet Singh became the leader of Canada's political party, NDP while recently, Harinder Malhi became the first Sikh Cabinet Minister in Ontario.