Former astronaut supports Brampton West federal Liberal candidate Kamal Khera

Marc Garneau, MP and over 500 people attend fundraising event for Kamal Khera

BRAMPTON, ON. [June 8, 2015] – On Thursday, June 4, 2015, over 500 people, including Marc Garneau, MP, former astronaut and guest speaker, came out to support Kamal Khera, the federal Liberal candidate for Brampton West. The fundraising dinner, held at Chandni Convention Centre in Brampton, was a resounding success.

Marc Garneau and Kamal Khera

Marc Garneau and Kamal Khera

From left to right: Raj Jhajj, Kamal Khera, Marc Garneau, Harminder Khera, Surinder Kooner

Entertainment included Toronto-based jazz band, The Picture Perfect and Shruti Patel who performed a classical Indian dance and a Bollywood number. Khera is very passionate about uniting families through a fairer immigration process, better healthcare and equal opportunity.

“Family reunification, fairness to the middle class and improved healthcare are pressing needs of this riding,” said Khera. “This is a commitment to you, my supporters and all residents of Brampton West. With your help, we can make Brampton West a Liberal riding once again!”

Garneau, MP, discussed Liberal values but also gave support and tips for Khera during the event. “Elections are very serious matters and require discipline – discipline in how we approach the public, discipline in what we say; those things are extremely important,” said Garneau, MP.

Khera cares about her community, is relatable to the residents of Brampton West and possesses drive and first-hand experience in what hard work can achieve.

For more information on how you can join Team Khera, visit

About Kamal Khera:
Kamal Khera is Brampton West’s federal Liberal candidate. She is a Registered Nurse in the Oncology Unit at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto. Kamal is an active member of her community, serving as Chairperson of South Asian Canadians Heritage Foundation, Mentor and Program Coordinator at Big Brother Big Sister of Peel, and Event Coordinator with Sick Kids Foundation. Like many Canadians, Khera is the daughter of immigrant parents who sacrificed their professional careers to provide a better future for their children here in Canada. She wants to restore the link between hard work and equal opportunity to allow Canadian families to move ahead and progress in society.

About the Liberal Party of Canada:
The Liberal Party of Canada is an association of members and supporters who share a vision of a prosperous, socially just, united and environmentally healthy Canada for all Canadians. Our mission is to represent Canadians in parliament in order to realize our vision and to have Liberal values and principles embodied in the governance of our country.


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