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Ujjal Dosanjh

Ujjal Dosanjh

The Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh PC,QC,LL.B
Member of the Canadian Parliament for Vancouver South In office 2004–2011
Canadian Minister of Health In office July 20, 2004 – February 5, 2006
33rd Premier of British Columbia In office February 24, 2000 – June 5, 2001
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly for Vancouver-Kensington In office 1991 –2001
Attorney General of British Columbia In office August 16, 1995 – February 29, 2000
British Columbia's Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism and Human Rights In office May 10, 1995 – February 29, 2000
British Columbia's Minister of Government Services In office April 10, 1995 – August 16, 1995
British Columbia's Minister Responsible for Sports In office April 10, 1995 – August 16, 1995
 
Dear Minister Ahmed Hussen Many of us cheered when you were recently made the Immigration Minister. We felt that as an immigrant Canadian you would surely bring to your position a new and hopefully more compassionate perspective on what it may mean to be Canadian. But our cheers were short lived....
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Two recently leaked draft reports of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), prepared for the White House in relation to the proposed revised travel ban on immigrants from the Muslim countries named in the original ban stayed by the US Courts, reached conclusions that Canada will do well to not...
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Dear Donald Trump, I had written the piece that follows this letter before your inauguration. Since then you have given me no reason to change my mind. Your inauguration speech was a long tirade-- directed at the open, progressive, immigrant friendly country of the world that you inherited --intended to chart...
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I celebrate Canada of 2017 for opening its doors and promise to millions like me. An immigrant from India, I arrived in Canada in May 1968. Just the previous year Canada had celebrated its Centennial capped by Expo 67. I had been in the United Kingdom for over three years and...
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Dear Kellie Leitch I was intrigued by your plea for people to" understand that I do have 22 letters after my name, I am not an idiot." You subsequently clarified the number was 18 not 22, but that you were still not an idiot. Initially I resisted the idea of publicly...
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Dear Donald, you and your surrogates have been noxiously complaining that the US Democrats are raising the bogey of Russian hacking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to delegitimise your electoral victory and undermine your presidency. I am a citizen of the increasingly smaller world: A Canadian citizen living next door...
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Justin Trudeau just shuffled his cabinet on Tuesday, November 10th. It was needed and timely and not just because of the impending reincarnation of a self confessed pussy grabber, liar, racist, misogynist, xenophobe and a bully billionaire celebrity into President Trump. There were other legitimate reasons obvious for anyone to see...
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The world is about to bid goodbye to 2016. Prime Minister Trudeau's honey moon with Canadians has continued, marred only by the constant questions re "cash for access" and electoral reform. The House of Commons is on a long Xmas and New Year's break. The government benches no longer have to...
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Team Trudeau's "sunny ways" are constantly being clouded over by the drip-drip of the fallout from the political fundraisers that the Prime Minister and his ministers continue to hold and attend despite mounting opposition, media and public concerns. The Prime Minister and his ministers have continued to defend what now seems...
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Prime Minster Trudeau's Sunnyways was a perfect albeit temporary antidote to the disconnectedness and the vitiated mood of Canadians in the last few years of Harper government. After enjoying a rather longish post election honeymoon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is beginning to hit some potholes in its journey. It was...
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Some weeks ago Racist anti-immigrant flyers started appearing at peoples' door steps in Richmond. They were being distributed by the anti immigrant group Immigration Watch Canada.  It is the same group that in 2014 distributed anti Sikh leaflets in Brampton, Ontario and hung an anti immigration banner from a Richmond overpass....
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Chris Alexander of the Barbaric Practices snitch line infamy has just garnered another distinction that puts him squarely in the Trump like category. While speaking to an anti carbon tax rally in Edmonton he remained mute while the ralliers chanted "lock her up", referring to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to be...
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Chris Alexander of the Barbaric Practices snitch line infamy has just garnered another distinction that puts him squarely in the Trump like category. While speaking to an anti carbon tax rally in Edmonton he remained mute while the ralliers chanted "lock her up", referring to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to be...
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I was on a trip to India to attend a conference when the unpredictably petulant Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamta Bannerjee irrationally accused the Indian government of sending the Indian Army into her state to allegedly carry out a coup against her. I was not shocked. She has proven to...
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Dear President Obama, I just read the story of Adam Crapser of Vancouver, Washington, USA. I too live in Vancouver, but in British Columbia, Canada. I write to you as a citizen of the world. A lifelong social justice activist, overtime stumbling into various elected public offices, I am now back...
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Donald Trump is a bigot who ran his US Primary campaign saying things that he thought would endear him to the racist elements in the US Republican base endlessly nurtured by the likes of the Birther movement spear headed by Trump racistly questioning the US birth, citizenship and Christian religion of...
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It has been excruciating to watch the pain, blood and anguish in Jammu and Kashmir. The suicidal deadly dance of Pakistan's ruling elite over the last several decades hasn't escaped anyone who pays even a modicum of attention to the tensions between India and Pakistan, the twins of the bloody partition...
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Since Barry Goldwater's losing campaign of 1964 as the standard bearer for the Republicans in the US presidential election, we have never seen such public undoing of a presidential nominee as is happening in the case of Donald Trump. Goldwater ran against a sitting President Lyndon Johnson. The GOP moderate liberals...
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is set to change several policies to attract more men and women of all backgrounds into policing; a laudable objective. There are some proposals designed to enhance diversity in the ranks of the RCMP--a good thing. The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada that represents the...
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A terror attack has just happened in Nice, France. It reminds me of the self radicalised Martin Rouleau attack on a Canadian soldier in Quebec. The Nice attack is so far said to have killed 73 people. The death toll could go higher, according to various reports. We should all worry...
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