About Jasbir Sandhu

Jasbir Sandhu was elected Member of Parliament for Surrey North in May, 2011. Jasbir currently serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Asia Pacific Gateway; he has also served as the critic for Public Safety.

Jasbir is currently serving on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, and is an Associate Member of the Finance Committee. He has previously served on the Committees for Public Safety and International Trade.

As an MP, Jasbir has advocated for his constituents by bringing attention to the issues facing students, seniors, veterans and the challenges of the immigration system. He has introduced legislation to restore federal protection onto Bear Creek, and to provide funding for successful youth gang prevention programs. Jasbir has sponsored an upcoming Motion to demand an official apology for the Komagata Maru tragedy. He is also currently working on legislation that will provide a fairer system for RCMP officers who take parental leave.

Jasbir is proud to be named as the Member with the second best record for voting in the House of Commons during his first session. He is also currently in the 10% of MPs that speak most often in Parliament, speaking on almost all of the major bills in the House of Commons debate.

Jasbir continues to be dedicated to the Surrey North community. In the beginning of 2014 already, he has hosted Public Forums and Informational Sessions on Affordable Living, Disability Tax Credits, Affordable Housing, and Parental Sponsorships. His office also hosted many tax clinics for low income persons to file their taxes.

Prior to his election to parliament, Jasbir worked at the Justice Institute of British Columbia as a program manager for over 15 years. He has also been a small business owner in Surrey. Jasbir was a Board Member of the Vancity Community Foundation, which supports affordable housing and homeless shelters, he has also served as a spokesperson for the Professor Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation, and volunteered for the United Way.

Jasbir has worked as a Business Analyst, a customs officer, a self-employed Building Contractor, a truck driver, taxi driver and factory worker. Jasbir is a proud graduate of Queen Elizabeth Secondary in North Surrey. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Royal Roads University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Simon Fraser University.

Jasbir has lived in North Surrey for 34 years. He is married to Simi and has two children. He looks forward to the opportunity to represent the newly formed Surrey Centre Federal Riding in an NDP government in 2015.