Jagrup Brar was first elected as an MLA in Surrey in 2004, and served until 2013. He was elected again as the MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood in 2017 and 2020.
Jagrup serves as the Minister of State for Trade and previously served as the Official Opposition critic for Small Business, Healthy Living and Sport, Employment and Income Assistance, as well Solicitor General and Public Safety.
Born in India, Jagrup was a member of the Indian National Basketball team and earned a master's degree in Philosophy. He then moved to Canada to study Public Administration and received a MPA.
For over a decade, Jagrup worked in the public and non-profit sectors. As the Executive Director of the Surrey Self Employment and Entrepreneur Development Society (SEEDS), Jagrup trained new entrepreneurs to develop and launch successful small business ventures.
Jagrup has been active in the Surrey community for years. He is a dedicated local volunteer, and has worked with a variety of local organizations providing services to young people, seniors, the homeless, and new Canadians. Jagrup is an advocate for the most vulnerable, and undertook the Welfare Challenge to tell a story of about living in poverty in British Columbia.
Jagrup lives in Surrey with his wife Rajwant and their two children, Noor and Fateh.