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The Canadian Parvasi - Issue Domestic battery charge against 'Glee' actress dismissed Page 17 905-856-9999 Lamps LED Pendants Bathroom Lights Wall Sconces Semi-Flush Mounts Chandeliers & Accessories 4220 Steeles Ave. West, A8 Woodbridge L4L 3S8 Issue No : 29 Email: Contact Number : 905-673-0600 January 19, 2018 | Pages 24 Sikh woman appointed as Minister of Women Status in Ontario Govt Agencies Ontario: Harinder Malhi, the Indo-Canadian member of the Ontario provincial parliament and the mover of the 1984 genocide motion in the House last April, has been given a cabinet berth in the Ontario cabinet, making her the first-ever Sikh cabinet minister in the Canadian province. The 38-year-old daughter of Canada’s first turbaned MP Gurbax Singh Malhi was sworn in as Minister of the Status of Women here on Thursday. The decision by Premier Kathleen Wynne to elevate Malhi seems to have been taken with an eye to Sikh votes as Ontario goes to the polls in June. Malhi represents the Punjabi-dominated ‘riding’ (or constituency) of Brampton-Springdale in the Ontario assembly, whose members are called MPPs or members of provincial parliament. She joins another Indo-Canadian woman minister Dipika Damerla in the Ontario cabinet. Interestingly, her elevation to the cabinet comes when two senior Sikh MPPs Amrit Mangat and Vic Dhillon have been ignored. It is being speculated that because of her 1984 genocide motion, Malhi can help her Liberal Party retain Sikhs votes which may drift to the New Democratic Party (NDP) which has just elected Jagmeet Singh as its national leader. After her genocide resolution, many in the Sikh community view her as the champion of the cause in the community. Her party may also benefit from her father and former MP’s huge hold over Sikh voters. Interestingly, as a member of the Ontario assembly, Jagmeet Singh too had introduced a similar motion on the anti-Sikh riots, but his motion failed. He was also denied a visa to India in 2013. Man resembling Pakistani minor's rape-murder suspect arrested Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh engaged Vetern Akali leader Manjit Singh Calcutta passes away Agencies Indo-Asian News Service Islamabad: The police has arrested a man resembling the prime suspect in the kidnapping, rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Pakistan. The man was held from Lahore's Bhatta Chowk earlier this week and was handed over to the Kasur authorities for his DNA test, Geo News reported on Wednesday. Zainab was kidnapped on January 4 from near her aunt's house in Kasur city. Her body was discovered five days later from a garbage pile. The postmortem report revealed that the minor had been raped and murdered. The authorities said that the suspect's mobile phone location showed that he was in Kasur. Continued on page 06 Agencies TORONTO: Federal New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh is engaged. Singh, 38, proposed to girlfriend Gurkiran Kaur, 27, at a private party just blocks away from the Ontario legislature were he served as a provincial legislator for six years. Singh surprised Kaur, an entrepreneur and fashion designer, with the proposal in front of several dozen friends and family members at a vegetarian restaurant where they had their first date. Singh was elected federal NDP leader last fall and had been guarded about his personal life, but social media posts in December made headlines after it was reported that he and Kaur were engaged. The couple shot down the rumours, saying it was instead a "rokha" — a traditional Punjabi ceremony held ahead of a wedding usually for family. Singh pulled back the curtain Tuesday night, inviting several members of the media, including The Canadian Press, to witness the surprise proposal. Amritsar: Veteran Akali leader and former chief secretary of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Manjit Singh Calcutta passed away here on Wednesday morning. He was 79. He was not keeping well for the past some time and had been hospitalised since January 4. He is survived by wife Santokh Kaur, son Gurpreet Singh and two daughters, who reside in Canada. His cremation will take place here on Thursday noon. Calcutta entered public life in 1954-55 through All India Sikh Students Federation and became its national president. Later, he became secretary of Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Calcutta. In 1957, he became the general secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal (Eastern States). Continued on page 10 ASAP ASAP Staffing Solutions STAFFING LOOKING FOR A-Z DRIVERS Pay upto $ 24/hour Call: 647-390-8002 2 Melanie Dr. Unit # 7A, Brampton ON L6T 4K9 NORTH STAR PEST CONTROL 25 + years of experience Wild Life, Rodents, Insects, Birds, Bats, Bed Bugs, Cockroches Check our reviews on Shakeel Sajjeel Call: 416-540-2694 / 647-224-7679 27 Vista Green Cres Brampton,ON L7A 2S3

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