Friday, 9 January 2009
Navdeep Singh Bains, born 16th June 1977 in Toronto,Canada is an MP in the Canadian parliament and is currently the Liberal Critic for Natural Resources. After completing high school Navdeep attended York University where he received his Bachelor of Administrative Studies in 1999. He then went on to finish his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Windsor in 2001. He has also received his Certified Management Accounting designation. Before entering politics, Mr. Bains worked in the Finance Department at Ford Motor Company where he worked as a revenue and cost analyst. In addition, he worked as a financial analyst at Nike Canada. In 2004 he won the Liberal nomination for the riding of Mississauga-Brampton South where he defeated three political veterans, winning on the first ballot. Before taking part in the race he was considered an underdog due to the fact that he was only 26 years old. When Mr. Bains was elected for the first time in 2004 he was the youngest Liberal MP in Parliament. He was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister in 2005 as well as being sworn in as a Privy Councillor. He is one of 5 Sikh MP's in the Canadian government. Navdeep is seen as a rising star in politics and has been voted 3 years in a row as the best up and comer in a survey by the Hill Times. He currently resides in Mississauga with his wife Brahamjot and their daughter Nanki Kaur.