Anju Dhillon

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Anju Dhillon

Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women
In office
December 2, 2015 – January 27, 2017
MinisterPatty Hajdu
Maryam Monsef
Preceded bySusan Truppe
Succeeded byTerry Duguid
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded bydistrict created
Personal details
BornMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Alma materConcordia University
Université de Montréal

Anju Dhillon MP is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1][2] She is the first person of South Asian descent to be elected from the province of Quebec.[3]

Dhillon was born and raised in Montreal, and began volunteering for Paul Martin's campaigns at age 13. For ten years she was vice-president (female) for youth of the federal liberal riding association in LaSalle-Émard, and was subsequently its vice-president (female).[4] Dhillon attended Concordia University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science, and then studied law at Université de Montréal, later becoming the first Canadian Sikh to practice law in Quebec.[5]

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election: Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Anju Dhillon 29,974 54.9 +25.5
New Democratic Isabelle Morin 11,769 21.6 −19.52
Conservative Daniela Chivu 6,049 11.1 -3.05
Bloc Québécois Jean-Frédéric Vaudry 5,338 9.8 −1.74
Green Vincent J. Carbonneau 1,245 2.3 -0.7
Independent Soulèye Ndiaye 230 0.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,605 100.0     $224,217.31
Total rejected ballots 593
Turnout 55,198
Eligible voters 85,587
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "19 Indian-Canadians elected to Canadian parliament". The Economic Times. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  3. ^ Ikhhlaq Singh Aujla, Anju Dhillon makes history in Quebec, The Times of India, October 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Meet Anju Dhillon,
  5. ^ "The Quebec South Asian star: Liberals' Anju Dhillon – first Canadian Sikh to practice law in Quebec courts". Archived from the original on 2015-10-21. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle, 30 September 2015
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine

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