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Ujjal Dosanjh

Ujjal Dev Singh Dosanjh, PC, QC, MP is a Sikh Canadian lawyer and politician, currently serving as a Member of Parliament representing Vancouver South. He previously served as the 33rd Premier of British Columbia from 2000 to 2001. As a member of the Liberal Party of Canada, which has been the Official Opposition since January 2006, Dosanjh variously has been the critic of National Defence, Public Safety, and Foreign Affairs, as well as sitting on Standing Committee on National Defence, the Committee on Public Safety and National Security, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, and the Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan. Since January 2009, he has been a member of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Between July 2004 and January 2006, during the 38th Canadian Parliament, when his party formed the federal government Dosanjh served as Minister of Health.
Prior to being involved in federal politics, he spent ten years in provincial politics. He was elected in the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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What has changed since the Komagata Maru arrived 100 years ago?
2014-05-23
All of the passengers came here hoping for a better life. “We've succeeded way beyond, perhaps, their dreams,” says former BC premier Ujjal Dosanjh. But Dosanjh feels while it's great to remember and commemorate what happened, it's also important to ...
(News1130)
  1. A century ago, the Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver and challenged racist ...
  2. Continuing the voyage of Komagata Maru

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Immigrants failing to assimilate means more racism: Oppal
2013-10-17
Former BC premier Ujjal Dosanjh says there needs to be a mandatory course offered by the government upon arrival to Canada. “The idea is to encourage people obviously by making it part of immigration, to attend the course and get to know the country as ...
(News1130)
  1. Canadian culture is a commitment, not a convenience, immigration lawyer and ...

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Canadian culture is a commitment, not a convenience, immigration lawyer and ...
2013-10-17
Former NDP premier Ujjal Dosanjh, however, questions whether “signing a document means anything.” But he does believe newcomers, either before they come or after they arrive in Canada, should have to take a “mandatory course in the political culture ...
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    BC NDP president to step down
    2013-09-23
    Sihota, a former broadcaster and politician, also served in cabinet posts under the NDP governments of Mike Harcourt, Glen Clark and Ujjal Dosanjh. A new president and new party executive will be elected at the NDP convention Nov. 15 in Vancouver.
    (Vancouver Sun)
    1. President of BC NDP stepping down
    2. Moe Sihota to step down as president of BC New Democrats

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    NDP a hard party to lead
    2013-09-20
    Ask Mike Harcourt, Ujjal Dosanjh and especially Carole James. Maybe that's why Dix looked so jittery during his afternoon news conference and tried a few too many jokes at an event that wasn't meant to be funny. Just as in May, he misread the room.
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      Sensible BC kicks off campaign to decriminalize pot possession
      2013-09-09
      The push for decriminalization has also gained steam with several prominent former politicians, including former Liberal attorney general Geoff Plant and former NDP premier Ujjal Dosanjh, calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana. Their ...
      (CTV News)
      1. Sensible BC's campaign to decriminalize pot may already be floundering

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      BC election breakdown: see how NDP and Liberal support has shifted since 1996
      2013-05-15
      NDP leader Ujjal Dosanjh wanted to rebuild the party after both of his predecessors resigned over scandals. But he faced a 50-percentage-point deficit in polls and conceded defeat before the campaign was over. Liberals were swept power, winning all but ...
      (Globe and Mail)
      1. Upset result of British Columbia Election
      2. British Columbia NDP courts big business in run-up to provincial vote
      3. BC NDP brass publicly support Adrian Dix

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      Don Cayo: Mike Harcourt out-managed the Liberals, other NDPers did not, study ...
      2013-05-10
      “The Harcourt government was dramatically more fiscally responsible than the subsequent Glen Clark, (Dan) Miller and (Ujjal) Dosanjh governments,” he wrote. Specifically, Mike Harcourt “better controlled the provincial debt and expenditures compared to ...
      (Vancouver Sun)
      1. Which BC party is better at fiscal management? UBC prof provides independent ...
      2. BC political parties' fiscal record virtually identical: study
      3. UBC report compares BC NDP, Liberal finances

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      BC party leaders prepare for tonight's debate
      2013-04-29
      ... minute debate that starts at 6:30 p.m. on all the major television channels. Experts say Clark must produce the performance of her political career to boost sagging party fortunes, but former NDP premier Ujjal Dosanjh says that could happen ...
      (iPolitics.ca (subscription))
      1. Former BC premier says today's TV debate can offer election's defining moment

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