Thursday, November 5, 2015

Harjit Sajjan: Canada's new Minister of National Defence

Image: Harjit Sajjan / Facebook

The 44-year-old was born in Punjab, India and immigrated to Canada with his family in the mid-70s, where they settled in Vancouver. The city has always been home to Sajjan, at least when he wasn’t defending Canada oversees in Bosnia or Afghanistan with the Canadian Army.
During his time in service, Sajjan deployed four times, three to Afghanistan, where he ultimately became the first Sikh person to command a Canadian regiment. That wasn’t his only honour while serving; Sajjan is a decorated soldier with 13 medals including the Order of Military Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Locally, he worked as an officer in the Vancouver Police Department for 11 years in South Vancouver and served as Detective in the Gang Crime Unit. After being elected on October 19,Sajan told Vancity Buzz his main concern in Ottawa was going to be youth.

with thanks : vancitybuzz : LINK : for detailed report.

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