‘Hockey Night in Canada’ host plunges into politics

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Parminder Singh, the founding host of CBC’s former Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi broadcast, is the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Brampton East on Friday.

“I am thrilled to join Premier Kathleen Wynne’s team to fight for the fairness and opportunity Brampton residents deserve,” said Singh, a medical doctor. “Brampton residents need a government that invests in care. This Premier has invested in our hospitals, seniors’ homes and child-care spaces. I will add my voice to her strong team to continue delivering for Brampton.”

Parminder Singh is a health-care professional and has worked as a sports and health commentator for Omni TV, the CBC, 680News and Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment.

He was the founding host and play-by-play commentator of the acclaimed Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi and founded the Toronto Raptors Punjabi Broadcast. He is the Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer at Healthcare Plus Medical Group, and was educated at the University of Toronto, Windsor University School of Medicine and Harvard University.

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Singh has led various fundraising campaigns in support of local hospitals and charities. He was the chair of Sikhs for SickKids, which helped raise close to $100,000 for SickKids Hospital, and he was also a driving force in raising $350,000 for the Brampton Civic Hospital through the Akhand Paath event.

Singh will join Wynne at a rally in Brampton this Sunday. – CINEWS

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