Gary Anandasangaree was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Rouge Park in 2015.
Mr. Anandasangaree has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism (Multiculturalism).
Mr. Anandasangaree is an internationally recognized human rights lawyer and community activist who has advocated tirelessly for education and justice.
He has demonstrated leadership at a number of organizations aimed at supporting communities across the country. He has served as Chair of the Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre, President of the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce, and counsel to the Canadian Tamil Congress. He was also legal counsel to the Independent Mortgage Brokers and Agents, a board member of the Youth Challenge Fund, a member of the Toronto Police Chief’s Advisory Board, and a member of the United Way Newcomers Grant Program.
Mr. Anandasangaree attended Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the bar in 2006 and later managed his own firm in Scarborough. He has been a passionate advocate for human rights issues, regularly representing Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada at the United Nations. He has also served as a strong advocate for local youth, intervening in cases of wrongful student expulsion and suspension.
In honour of his devotion to community service and local advocacy, Mr. Anandasangaree has received both the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He also received the Osgoode Hall Law School “One to Watch” Gold Key Award and the South Asian Bar Association’s Young Practitioner Award.