Gurpreet Kaur Bains was born in Toronto and raised in Brampton by two working-class immigrant parents, alongside her younger brother and sister. Bains credits her grandparents for instilling in her the values of compassion, compromise, selfless community service, and always standing for what is true.
Growing up in Brampton, Bains attended Williams Parkway Senior Public School and North Park Secondary School. She then set her sights on Ryerson University, Nottingham Trent University and lastly the University of New Brunswick.
After graduating from Law School, Bains was determined to return to Brampton and begin her career as a lawyer. Bains takes great pride in having opened a small independent legal practice in 2014, employing many local residents and granting co-op and internship opportunities to local students.
Having spent her formative years in Brampton’s rapidly growing and diverse neighbourhoods, Bains has witnessed first hand the expansion of our city and the failure of councillors to manage and effectively support this growth. Bains understands what the needs of our city are, and has vision to create a better Brampton that matches the growth of our city, and that residents can be proud to call home.
Bains's top priorities include:
Crime Prevention and Community Safety;
Improving Road Safety and our Transit Network;
Economic Development and Job Attraction; and
Bains is confident that her love for Brampton and passion for advocacy, coupled with her breadth of knowledge and experience, will allow her to enact the change that is needed to bring Brampton to its fullest potential within City and Regional Council.