Member of Parliament for Brampton North
Born in Toronto and raised in Brampton, Ruby Sahota is an active member of her local community, and is driven by the desire to give back to her riding of Brampton North.
Before entering politics, Ruby worked as a lawyer, practicing for five years in the areas of criminal law, civil litigation, and dispute resolution in both the public and private sectors, handling a wide range of complex files at the national and international level.
Ruby holds a combined Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Peace Studies from McMaster University and a J.D. with a concentration in Litigation from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where she was awarded the Blue Book Award in Immigration Law for achieving the highest GPA in her graduating class.
Ruby is a dedicated mother of a three year old and a natural leader, Ruby is passionate about engaging the youth vote, and is experienced in galvanizing people toward a common goal.
As Member of Parliament, Ruby co-chairs the newly formed all-party Entrepreneurs Caucus and is vice-president of the Canada-India Friendship Group. Ruby is a member of the Special Committee for Electoral Reform, which was appointed to identify and conduct a study of viable alternate voting systems to replace the first-past-the-post system, as well as to examine mandatory voting and online voting, and the Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, which studies and reports on the rules and practices of the House and its committees, electoral matters, questions of privilege, MP conflicts of interest, internal administration of the House, and services and facilities for MPs. Ruby was previously a member of the Committee on the Status of Women.
Outside of Ottawa, Ruby places emphasis on being accessible to her constituents and to those seeking mentorship. Ruby is always available by phone (905-840-0505), email (Ruby.Sahota@parl.gc.ca), and especially social media.
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