CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — Canadian Member of Parliament, the Honourable Mr. Ujjal Dosanjh, will take time tomorrow morning and make a surprise visit to interact with students of Sanatan Dharma College and the University of the Fraser Valley (which delivers its Canadian BBA degree program in Chandigarh in collaboration with SDCC). Mr. Dosanjh is currently in India on an unofficial visit.
Mr. Dosanjh hails from Dosanjh Kalan, near Phagwara, and moved to Canada in 1968. During ten years in the British Columbia provincial legislature, he held cabinet portfolios as Minister of Government Services, with additional responsibility for Multiculturalism, Human Rights and Sports, and Attorney General of British Columbia.
In 2000, Mr. Dosanjh was sworn in as the 33rd Premier of the Province of British Columbia. Four years later, he made a leap to federal politics when he was elected Member of Parliament for Vancouver South. He has served as Federal Minister of Health, as the Official Opposition Critic for National Defence, and the critic for Foreign Affairs. He was re-elected in January 2006, and again in October 2008. Mr. Dosanjh is currently the critic for Public Safety.
“It is a great honour that Mr. Dosanjh is taking time out of his busy schedule to interact with these young leaders of tomorrow,” said Ms. Crystal Sawyer, Communication Manager for the University of the Fraser Valley. “The kind of success he has earned in Canada is very inspirational to our students, and they are extremely excited to have the opportunity to interact with such a dynamic individual.”