Gary Anandasangaree is a Sri Lankan Tamil Canadian lawyer, human rights activist, and politician. He was elected to represent the riding of Scarborough—Rouge Park in the House of Commons in the 2015 federal election.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Sathiyasangaree “Gary” Anandasangaree MP was born in Sri Lanka. He is the son of V. Anandasangaree, a leading Sri Lankan Tamil politician.
His parents separated in 1980 and he and his mother moved to Ireland. They had planned to return to Sri Lanka in July 1983 when the Black July anti-Tamil riots broke out.
Anandasangaree and his mother traveled to Canada on August 31, 1983. Gary Anandasangaree is estranged from his father and has only met him twice since 1983.
After high school Anandasangaree attended Carleton University, graduating in 1996 with a B.A. honors degree in political science.
Gary Anandasangaree worked in real estate as a registered real estate broker between 1996 and 2006.
Anandasangaree studied at the Osgoode Hall Law School, the law faculty of York University. He graduated in 2005 with a LL.B. degree and was called to the bar in 2006.
Anandasangaree is the principal lawyer at Gary Anandasangaree and Associates, a Toronto law firm specializing in business, real estate and international human rights law.
He is a member of The Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and South Asian Bar Association.
He has served on various community groups: Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce (president); Canadian Tamil Congress (counsel); Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre (chairman)
Newcomer Grants for the United Way of Greater Toronto (member); Toronto Board of Trade (member); Toronto City Summit’s Emerging Leaders Network (member); and Youth Challenge Fund (board member).
Gary Anandasangaree has also lectured at the Centennial College Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
He has received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
He has also been awarded the TREB Award and Henry Marshall Tory Award for Service.
He has been a vocal campaigner against human rights abuses during the Sri Lankan Civil War and has attended several sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
This has led to Sinhalese Buddhist nationalists labeling Gary as a member of the militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
However, LTTE supporters openly backed Anandasangaree’s conservative opponent during the 2015 federal election campaign.
Anandasangaree became active in politics after join the Liberal Party. In October 2013 Anandasangaree announced that he would be seeking the Liberal Party nomination for the Scarborough—Rouge Park for the 2015 federal election.
He won the nomination election held in August 2014. He won the election held on October 19, 2015, securing 29,906 votes (60.1%).
Gary Anandasangaree continued his advocacy for Human Rights in parliament, speaking on International Human Rights Day about welcoming Syrian refugees and an Iranian scholar (Dr. Hossein Raessi) who was protected due to a joint program between Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.
Anandasangaree sat on the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee in the 42nd Canadian Parliament. On December 3, 2021, Anandasangaree
was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
Gary Anandasangaree is married to his wife Harini Sivalingam. Gary and his wife had their wedding in Canada. The couple have two daughters together.
Gary Anandasangaree’s net worth
How much is Gary Anandasangaree worth? Gary Anandas angaree net worth is estimated at around $5 million.
His main source of income is from his primary work as a politician. Gary Anandasangaree’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $350,000 dollars annually.
His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in Canada.
He stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.