The Honourable Gurbax Singh Malhi was born in the village
Chugha Kalan, near Moga, Punjab, India, to a hard-working Sikh family, engaged
in farming their own lands. He received his bachelor's degree in English,
History and Political Science from Punjab University.
During the 1960s, while still in India, Mr. Malhi started
actively participating in politics. When Gurbax immigrated to Canada in 1975
along with his wife, Devinder Kaur, he quickly gained a reputation as someone
who would offer a helping hand to any person in need, especially neighbours and
The residents of Bramalea-Gore-Malton first elected Gurbax
as a Member of Parliament in 1993, at a time when voice of South Asian
community, particularly the Sikh community, was unheard of at the national
level. Mr. Malhi has an honour of
being a first turbaned Sikh elected to the Parliament of Canada.
Serving for 18 consecutive years as the Member of Parliament
for Bramalea-Gore-Malton, and the fast-growing community of Springdale, Gurbax
helped open the doors of Canadian Parliament for minorities, for generations to
come. He brought positive awareness of
minorities of all ethnic backgrounds, when the minorities were yet not
recognizable at national level, and served as a bridge to foster positive
change and a voice to the voiceless.
The Hon. Gurbax Singh Malhi Park is located at 50 Burlwood
Road, Brampton, ON.