Posted by: Singh Is King | Wednesday, April 2, 2008

From taxi driver to Brampton councillor

vd_1.jpg Vicky Dhillon , who hails from Rampura Phul in Bathinda, has become the first Sikh councillor of Brampton city in Canada. From driving taxi to managing affairs of a Brampton ward in Canada, Dhillon has covered a long way.

He was 21 in 1991 when he went to Canada in search of greener pastures after graduation from Punjabi University Patiala. Then he had not imagined of such an achievement.

Dhillon (39) said when he reached Canada 17 years ago, he started driving taxi for livelihood. He was honoured with the Punjab Rattan Award at Jalandhar on Monday for his services to the Punjabi community in Brampton by Punjabi Media Academy chief Baljit Singh Brar.

Dhillon added after some years he thought of fighting for the rights of Asians settled in Brampton in a large number. He contested from ward Nos. 9 and 10 as an independent candidate in 2003, but lost by 47 votes.

Dhillon tried his luck in 2006 again and was victorious.



  1. A great day for Punjabi University, Patiala.

    May all its graduates turn councillors from taxi drivers.

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