2000 Leadership Campaign
AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
1947.09.09 - Dosanjh Kalan, Punjab, India. Emigrated to Canada in 1968.
Lawyer; Community Activist; Co-Founder, Canadian Farm Workers' Union.
New Democratic Party: 1979-2001.
Liberal: 2004 - .
2008.10.14 - Vancouver South, British Columbia - Re-Elected.
2006.01.23 - Vancouver South, British Columbia - Re-Elected.
2004.06.28 - Vancouver South, British Columbia - Elected.
Minister of Health (2004.07.20 - 2006.02.05).
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA:
24 February 2000 - 5 June 2001.
COLUMBIA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY:
2001.05.16 - Vancouver-Kensington - Defeated.
1996.05.28 - Vancouver-Kensington - Re-Elected.
1991.10.17 - Vancouver-Kensington - Elected.
1983.05.05 - Vancouver-Kensington - Defeated.
1979.05.10 - Vancouver-Kensington - Defeated.
BRITISH COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT:
Attorney General (August 1995 - February 2000).
Minister of Government Services.
Minister of Multiculturalism, Human Rights and Sports.
for Leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party, February 2000.
Elected as Leader over Corky Evans on the first ballot by a vote of
769 votes (58.3%) to 549 votes (41.7%).
Columbia New Democratic Party, February 2000 - June 2001. The NDP
won 2 seats and lost majority governing status in the 2001 elections,
a loss of 37 seats.
Ujjal Dosanjh, MP
First Indo-Canadian to serve as a provincial premier.
A moderate Sikh who spoke out against Sikh extremist violence in India,
Dosanjh was targeted by extremists within Canada for attack. In 1985,
he was physically attacked in the parking lot of his law office by a
man with a lead pipe. Dosanjh received 80 stitches in the head and a
broken hand. His MLA constituency office was fire-bombed in 1999.