Two Punjabi ladies won in the council elections for Oakville, a town within the Greater Toronto area voted by a magazine as one of the best places to live in Canada.
Lawyer Jasvinder Sandu and former small business owner Pavan Parmar won seats in the council elections that ended on Monday (22 Oct).
They are believes to be for the first women of colour to join the council, according to one election observer.
Among others, Pavan, who currently works at Toronto-based consulting firm BDO Canada LLP, intends to advocate for more funding for new schools in her area.
Oakville was named by MoneySense Magazine as one of the 20 best places to live. Its residents enjoy access to Toronto’s strong job market while maintaining the benefits of a smaller town feel.
It has the type of weather that draws you outdoors to its numerous parks, trails and bike paths. In addition to placing first overall, Oakville scored high in a number of other categories including best city for new Canadians (first place), best city to retire (third place) and best city to raise a family (fifth place).