Bob Saroya was elected to the House of Commons in 2015 to represent the constituents of Markham-Unionville. Bob was re-elected in 2019. He has served as the Shadow Minister of Multiculturalism and the Associate Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and the Shadow Minister for Queen's Privy Council. For the past six years, Bob has been working hard to keep Markham-Unionville a safe community for families. Those efforts include fighting to keep marijuana and drugs out of Markham and opposing the relaxing of rules around opening new safe injection sites. In his first term, Bob introduced legislation to toughen punishments for those who create and traffic illegal drugs. In his second term, Bob put forward a bill to toughen sentences for criminals caught with smuggled guns. Bob is running for a re-election in the upcoming federal election.
Bob was born in India and immigrated to Canada over 45 years ago. After arriving in Canada with just $7 in his pocket, he became a successful entrepreneur and served as a corporate director for a multi-billion dollar Canadian company. Bob understands the difficulties and struggles to settle down in a new country as an immigrant, but he also appreciates the opportunities and freedom he has in this country to pursue personal dreams. His personal experience to achieve success motivates him to give back to the community. His passion for public service led him to volunteer for several local charities in York Region. In his spare time, he meets with and mentors new immigrants.
Bob prides himself on being a constituent-focused representative and personally returns many calls and e-mails on a regular basis. Bob is proud to support Erin O'Toole's plan to secure the future.
You can see more of Bob's work on his facebook page.