June 2, 2015
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Amarjeet was first elected to Edmonton City Council in 2007, and took on a number of special initiatives in his first term. Amarjeet was the Council sponsor of Safedmonton, a city-wide committee working on community solutions for crime prevention and drug issues, worked as advisor to the REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities and also served as a member of the Edmonton Police Commission. Among his current initiatives are Public Transit, for which he also serves as Edmonton’s representative on the Canadian Urban Transit Association and holds portfolios including seniors, poverty elimination, multiculturalism and Racism Free Edmonton. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association as VP and Director for cities more than 500,000 people.
Amarjeet used to be a travelling theatre actor.
He is afraid of heights.
From 1998 to 2007, he worked for Edmonton Transit as a transit vehicle operator.
In 2013 he was was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
In 2014 he was recognized with an Edmonton Interfaith Advocate Award for his work promoting welcoming and socially inclusive communities.
According to an Edmonton Journal article about him: “In 1988, when Sohi was a young social activist doing volunteer development work in India, he was arrested by authorities in the state of Bihar and accused of being a terrorist. He was beaten and tortured. He was held without charges and without trial for almost two years. Most of that time was spent in solitary confinement.”
What was the L-word? Liberal. Amarjeet is running for Canada’s federal Liberal party.