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Amarjeet Sohi

Amarjeet Sohi
Edmonton City Councillor Ward 12
In office
2010 – present
Preceded by New ward
Edmonton City Councillor Ward 6
In office
2007–2010
Preceded by Terry Cavanagh
Succeeded by Ward abolished
Personal details
Born (1964-03-08) March 8, 1964
Banbhaura, Punjab, India
Spouse(s) Sarbjeet Sohi
Children Navseerat Kaur, Seerat Sohi
Residence Edmonton, Alberta
Occupation Bus Operator

Amarjeet Sohi (born March 8, 1964[1] in Banbhaura, Punjab, India) is a Canadian politician, currently a member of the Edmonton City Council representing Ward 12.

Sohi gained his seat in the 2007 city of Edmonton election, after being active in the Mill Woods community for a number of years.[2]

Background

Sohi was born in India, and immigrated to Edmonton in 1981. He has lived in southeast Edmonton since then, and is married with one daughter. Prior to his election to City Council, Sohi worked for Edmonton Transit.

Sohi has been active in the Mill Woods community for years, volunteering in many roles. His work has included serving on the Southwood Community League Executive and the TD Baker Parents Advisory Council. Sohi was also a founding member of the Mill Woods Crime Council, a volunteer organization that works with police and community members to reduce crime and promote the awareness of community resources. The Mill Woods Crime Council has been recognized as a highly successful initiative, and the model has been emulated across Edmonton.

On Council

Amarjeet Sohi represents City Council on the Edmonton Police Commission, and is Council's leading voice on community safety and multiculturalism. He represented Council on the Mayor's Task Force on Community Safety, which developed a comprehensive 10-Year Plan to address root causes of crime in Edmonton. He is also Council's representative on Racism Free Edmonton, a multi-sector body dedicated to combatting racism and discrimination in Edmonton. Racism Free Edmonton is part of a national coalition, the Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination.

Some of the highlights of Sohi's work on Council include:

- Successfully pushing to expedite planning for an extension of the LRT rapid transit system to southeast Edmonton;

- Launching the Good Neighbour Awards to celebrate community-level crime prevention work across the city;

- Working with other players to develop a comprehensive Action Plan to combat racism and discrimination in Edmonton;

- Working with the Mayor's Task Force on Community Safety to develop a long-term strategy for crime prevention; - Hosting a Week of Awareness to Prevent Sexual Exploitation;

- Advocating for a new Sustainable and Ethical Procurement Policy for the City of Edmonton;

- Successfully pushing for improved transit service to southeast Edmonton, particularly to newer communities.

Sohi has been a passionate champion for diversity, community safety, public transit, and environmental sustainability.

References

  1. ^ http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/civicvote/story.html?id=bb7cc23f-2716-4d08-9a1b-db1ca5751a3c&k=1272
  2. ^ "Amarjeet Sohi - Ward 6". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 

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