Sonia Sidhu was first elected as a Member of Parliament for Brampton South in 2015. She is not only a champion for her constituents but all Canadians. Sonia differentiates herself in Parliament as someone who is focused on health care and advocating for women. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and she worked in health care for over 18 years before entering politics. MP Sidhu is a proud member of the Standing Committee on Health and holds the position of Vice-Chair of the Status of Women Committee, advocating for women in her riding and all across Canada. She acknowledges how far we have come in regards to women's rights. However, there is still work to be done.
Sonia is also the Chair of the All-Party Caucus on Diabetes as she has been a lifelong advocate for Canadians living with pre-diabetes or diabetes. In 2018, she introduced Motion 173 to make November of every year diabetes awareness month. Her goal was to raise national awareness of this disease and its complications. This was the first step in Sonia’s fight to end diabetes.
In June 2021 MP Sidhu’s Private Members’ Bill C-237, An Act to establish a National Framework for Diabetes passed unanimously in the Parliament and is now law in Canada. Her private members’ bill will help the 11 million Canadians living with diabetes through research, awareness and funding.
As a Member of the Special Committee on Pay Equity in 2016, MP Sidhu worked on implementing a Report that guided Federal Government's Pay Equity Legislation. The law is set to be implemented in August 2021.
MP Sidhu is proud of her record on creating jobs through Federal investments in Brampton through signature projects such as the Riverwalk, the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, public transit projects and many more.
MP Sidhu lives in her riding of Brampton South with her husband Gurjit, twin daughters Arshia and Amrit, and her son Akash.