Born in Toronto and raised in Brampton, Ruby Sahota is an active member of her local community and is driven by the desire to give back to her riding of Brampton North.
Before entering politics, Ruby worked as a lawyer, practicing for five years in the areas of criminal law, civil litigation, and dispute resolution in both the public and private sectors, handling a wide range of complex files at national and international levels.
Ruby holds a combined Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Peace Studies from McMaster University and a J.D. with a concentration in Litigation from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where she was awarded the Blue Book Award in Immigration Law for achieving the highest GPA in her graduating class.
Ruby is a dedicated mother of a seven-year-old and a natural leader, she is passionate about engaging the youth vote, and is experienced in galvanizing people toward a common goal.
As a Member of Parliament, Ruby is the vice-chair of the Genocide Prevention Group, co-chairs the all-party Entrepreneurs Caucus and is involved with the Canada-India Friendship Group. Ruby is the Chair of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and is a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. Ruby also served as the Chair of the Federal Liberal Ontario Caucus and was previously a member of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women and the Special Committee for Electoral Reform.
Outside of Ottawa, Ruby believes in being an accessible MP for her constituents, providing mentorship to young people, and highlighting the diversity of Brampton North.