Liberal candidate Gary Anandasangaree was elected Member of Parliament for Scarborough Rouge Park following a Liberal landslide in Canada.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau will be the next Prime Minister of Canada, ending nearly a decade of rule by Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
In an epic 11 week campaign, the third placed Liberals who only secured 34 seats in the previous 2011 election, staged a dramatic political comeback securing well over the 170 seats required to form a majority in parliament.
Anandasangaree, a human rights lawyer who attended Osgoode Hall Law School, was called to the bar in 2006, and managed his own firm in Scarborough.
He has served as Chair of the Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre, Legal Counsel to the Independent Mortgage Brokers and Agents, President of the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Youth Challenge Fund, member of the Toronto Police Chief’s Advisory Board, and member of the United Way Newcomers Grant Program.
Anandasangaree was nominated as the Liberal candidate as for the newly created riding of Scarborough Rouge Park, following a record-breaking turnout for the nomination meeting last year.