Elected in 1997 and 2000 to serve the people of Surrey Central, one of the most populous ridings in Canada, Gurmant is the Conservative candidate for the new BC constituency of Newton – North Delta.
Gurmant practices grassroots democracy and is untiring in his dedication to serve and bring people and community leaders together to find solutions to their problems. He is an effective and respected leader, who cares about people and the community. Gurmant does not hesitate to tackle the impossible, which became evident when he succeeded in his unrelenting fight to clean up Surrey’s environment with the removal and safe disposal of radioactive waste that was held in ‘temporary storage’ in the heart of the city for over 25 years by the federal government. He helps hundreds of people each month in his busy Surrey office. He helped a young athlete with his citizenship, paving the way for Daniel Igali to compete and then go on to win Olympic ‘gold’ for Canada and he responded to constituent’s reports of bribery by launching several RCMP investigations that resulted in the firing of many staff at Canadian consulates abroad.
Gurmant Grewal has a reputation as an effective leader and strong voice for the people in Parliament. Media and his colleagues dubbed him the ‘Iron Man’ of Canada’s Parliament, which has been reinforced with his active participation in Parliamentary debates.
Gurmant served two tems as Official Opposition Deputy House Leader and as a caucus officer. Elected for six terms as the Co-Chair of the powerful Standing Joint Committee (House & Senate) on the Scrutiny of Regulations, Mr. Grewal succeeded in making substantial regulatory reforms. Gurmant’s Bill C-205 is one of the few Official Opposition bills to become law. Bill C-205 expands the committee’s authority to strike down regulations that do not comply with the intent of federal laws by now including all federal government agencies and crown corporations.
Gurmant has served as the Official Opposition Chief Critic for Foreign Affairs and for the Canadian International Development Agency, Foreign Affairs (Asia-Pacific) and as Deputy Critic for Health and the Environment. Currently, Gurmant is the Conservative Critic responsible for Foreign Affairs (Canadians Abroad), Multiculturalism and Scrutiny of Regulations. Last year he was named ‘ Leader of the Year’ by Surrey’s Radio India and was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding service to Canada.
Realtor; Entrepreneur (15 yrs+); Manager and University Asst. Professor of Management
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) 1981;
B. Sc. Agriculture (Hon.) 1979
Married 22 years
Wife, Nina Grewal