One of the 26 candidates vying to be Ward 4 councillor in Mississauga in the upcoming byelection slated for April 27 is of West Indian heritage.
Hardat Prasad Sookraj is a long-time resident of Mississauga and a former businessman and community event volunteer. He recently participated in the Caribbean Seniors social at Square One Older Adult Centre.
The position of Ward 4 councillor became vacant as a result of the appointment of Frank Dale as Peel Regional chair on Dec. 4, 2014. Dale was required to resign his seat on Mississauga’s City Council to fulfill his role at the Region of Peel.
Ward 4 covers Eglinton Ave. from Mavis Rd. to Cawthra Rd., Cawthra Rd. south to Dundas St., Hurontario from the GO Line to Burnhamthorpe, Burnhamthorpe Rd. west to Mavis Rd. and Mavis Rd. from Burnhamthorpe to Eglinton Ave.
Sookraj, a married father of two, states on his website that he believes in standing up for and representing taxpayers. He says he worked on political campaigns with MPs and MPPs in the community and actively supports the various levels of government representatives.
“Ward 4 constituents deserve to be informed about what transpires at council meetings. As I move their concerns forward, I will ensure that I communicate with my constituents in a timely manner through emails, newsletters, town hall meetings and by phone. I will take the time to explain delays and roadblocks that are encountered as we seek to find solutions to issues of concerned citizens.
“Keeping people informed is important to me as frustration can build up when they do not see results and outcomes of problems in their ward,” the Ward 4 candidate said regarding transparency at City Council.
Advance polls will be held for three days – Monday, April 13 at the Civic Centre and Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, at Mississauga Valleys Community Centre.
For more information about Sookraj visit http://www.hardatsookraj.com.