Jagrup Brar Becomes First South Asian Minister of State for Trade in BC
Jagrup Brar, a Punjab-born New Democratic Party (NDP) MLA has been appointed as Minister of State for Trade for British Columbia (BC), Canada. He is among four South Asian origin people who were inducted as Ministers to the BC Cabinet. Brar was first elected as an MLA in Surrey in 2004, and served until 2013.
Born in Bathinda, India, Jagrup Brar moved to Canada in to study Public Administration and received a Master’s degree. He then moved to Surrey, BC in 1994 and worked for both the public and non-profit sectors for a decade. In October of 2004, he was first elected as a member of British Columbia’s 37th Legislative Assembly. He went on to win the 2017 provincial elections by defeating Peter Fassbender after losing to him in 2013. Since then, he has been serving as a member of the New Democratic Party of British Columbia.
I am honoured to be appointed as the Minister of State for Trade. Thank you to Premier @Dave_Eby in putting your trust in me and my cabinet colleagues. I'm excited to get to work for the people of British Columbia! pic.twitter.com/P1renWhtiG
— Jagrup Brar (@JagrupBrar1) December 8, 2022