Kuldip Singh Kular

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Kuldip Singh Kular

Dr. Kuldip Singh Kular, (born December 12, 1948 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India) is a physician and former MPP in Ontario, Canada. He represented the riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, for the Ontario Liberal Party.

Kular was born to a Sikh family in Punjab, and received a medical degree from Guru Nanak Dev University. He moved to Canada in 1974, and completed two years of residency training in paediatrics at the IWK Health Centre at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He then worked for two years at the Canadian Armed Forces Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia before starting a family practice in Campbellton, New Brunswick in 1978.

In 1986, Kular founded a family and sports medicine clinic in Brampton, Ontario, a city which has a large number of recent Indo-Canadian immigrants. He was also a founding member of the Northern Indian Medical and Dental Association of Canada.

In the 2003 election, Kular defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Raminder Singh Gill by about 4000 votes in Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale. He was a member of the Speaker of the Ontario Legislature’s multi-party delegation in June 2005 to the 43rd Canadian Regional Conference for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in St. John's, Newfoundland.

In the 2007 election Kular was re-elected in the newly reshaped Bramalea—Gore—Malton, defeating the closest candidate, Progressive Conservative Pam Hundal, by about 6,000 votes.

In the 2011 election he was defeated by NDP candidate Jagmeet Singh by 2,120 votes.

Dr. Kular served on the Standing Committees on Estimates, Social Policy, Regulation & Private Bills and the Select Committee on Electoral Reform through his three terms. He was parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal, and to the Minister of Health and Long-Term in order by period of service.

Dr. Kular is an avid jogger and enjoys skiing, gardening and traveling.

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