Who are you?
“I am neither an optimist nor a pessimist, but a possibilist.”
– Max Lerner. The name is Amarjeet and I am a student at University
of Toronto at Scarborough finishing up my undergraduate studies in Life
Sciences and Political Science. Having a permanent disability since
the age of 4 1/2 months has in no way deterred me but only made me strong
and has always wanted to make me do more. I have been characterized
as the living example of the saying “If there is a will, there
is a way”. In addition to being heavily involved on campus in
all facets of student life currently I also serve as the Director of
Special Events for the Toronto Youth Cabinet and am a member of the
Youth Committee for the Canadian National Exhibition Association.
Why are you running?
Ever heard people say “youth are the future of the country”…well
the future of the country wants to be involved so here I am. Among other
reasons, I am also running because although the Toronto Youth Cabinet
resides at City Hall we still get a lot of run around by the City Councillors
who do not necessarily believe in our cause and do not support us. I
want to challenge this notion and prove that as a matter of fact if
you listen to the youth of today, it will only benefit us all in the
future. City Idol is the perfect opportunity to accomplish this goal.
Furthermore, I am also running because I want to promote civic engagement.
Your city, you need to step up!!!
What should a City Councillor be?
A city councillor should act with diligence, honesty and good faith
in the best interests of their constituents and furthermore not only
acknowledge the needs and concerns of their constituents but act upon
them because we all know actions speak louder than words.
“It’s not something I must do, but something I want to do”
– James Fixx.
We need new leaders.