//Indo-Canadian Sikh activist appointed citizenship judge

Indo-Canadian Sikh activist appointed citizenship judge

3 Nov, 2006 IANS

TORONTO: An Indo-Canadian has been appointed as a citizenship judge by the Canadian government.

Raminder Singh Gill, a politician and former member of Ontario's provincial parliament, is among the four citizenship judges appointed by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Monte Solberg, according to a press release.

There are 15 citizenship judges across Canada who process about 150,000 applications for citizenship each year. Gill is the only Indo-Canadian among them and the first in Ontario.

Gill is an active member of the University of Toronto chemical engineering faculty advisory board and works as an international consultant.

Born in Punjab, Gill was educated at the University of Toronto and holds a master's degree in engineering. As a chemical engineer, he has held top positions in several multinational pharmaceutical companies.

Gill is also an active spokesperson and volunteer for the Canadian Sikh community.