Gary Anandasangaree as the Federal Liberal Candidate in Scarborough Rouge-Park

This Wednesday August 20, 2014 the nomination meeting to select the next Federal Liberal candidate for the newly formed riding of Scarborough Rouge-Park is scheduled to take place from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Scarborough Convention Centre.

Gary Anandasangaree, a human rights activist and a lawyer, who has dedicated the better part of his adult life to fighting all forms of inequality and injustice is seeking the nomination.

Gary Anandasangaree at a Tamil Media Press Conference in Toronto on August 12, 2014

Over the years, Gary has worked to bring issues that are of great importance to the Tamil community to the forefront and has worked to find a constructive solution forward. He has during the last twenty years, been a tireless advocate in the areas of youth issues, social justice and human rights.

Gary is a firm believer in empowering and providing young persons with the necessary tools to become leaders in the community. He has and continues to be a strong supporter of initiatives undertaken by the youth of our community. As a lawyer, Gary has been a strong advocate in assisting young persons who have been suspended or expelled from school. Through his intervention, many young persons in our community have been able to return to school.

Similarly, Gary has been integral in ensuring that the Government of Sri Lanka is kept on the agenda of the UN Human Rights Council. During each session of the UN HRC session in Geneva, Gary has regularly given voice to those who, would otherwise be silenced.

Among the hundreds of people he has assisted over the years, are those who arrived on board the MV Sun Sea in Vancouver, British Columbia. Upon learning about the imminent arrival, on his own initiative and without hesitation, Gary flew from Toronto to Vancouver to ensure those who sought refuge on our shores were treated according to our legal obligations and with the dignity they deserve.

Tamil Canadians of Scarborough Rouge-Park deserve a candidate who will best represent their needs in Ottawa. Gary is the right person for Scarborough Rouge-Park. His track record over the past twenty years is proof of his work ethic, determination and dedication to working for our community. In this light, Gary deserves our wholehearted support.

Gary is also a Board member of the Youth Challenge Fund, Member of the Police Chief's Advisory Board, member of the United Way Newcomers Grants program and is also past chair of the Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre., without reservation, supports Gary Anandasangaree’s nomination bid to represent the riding of Scarborough Rouge-Park as the Liberal candidate in the 2015 general election.

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Thank you for publishing this news item. The entire Tamil community across the Tamil-speaking world and specially in Toronto is behind Gary in this journey. Of all the candidates who aspire to enter politics, Gary is the most suitable person. His political, social and educational background is a great asset to him. In entering politics Gary is doing an exceptionally admirable contribution to the Tamils and to the larger Canadian society. It is a pity that some fraudsters are trying to malign his name with anonymous trash.

Gary Ananadasangaree has proved himself as a perfect gentleman and has emerged as a model for all Tamils who wish to enter politics not only in Canada. Ben Nagendra

Ben Richard from Canada on Aug 20, 2014 19:54:31 GMT