Raj Chouhan

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Raj Chouhan
MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds
Assumed office
Preceded by Patty Sahota
Personal details
Born 2-9-
Political party New Democrat

Raj Chouhan is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as the MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds in the 2005 provincial election. He is serving as the Assistant Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. He served as Opposition Critic for Mental Health; Human Rights, Immigration and Multiculturism and Labour. He was re-elected in 2009 and 2013.

Born in the Punjab province of India, Chouhan was the founding president of the Canadian Farmworkers' Union and served as a director of the Hospital Employees Union. He also served as a member of the Labour Relations Board of B.C. and the Arbitration Bureau of B.C.

A founding member of the B.C. Organization to Fight Racism, Chouhan has worked to promote human rights and racial equality. He has served as the Vice President of B.C. Human Rights Defenders since 2003, and has taught courses on Human Rights, the B.C. Labour Code and collective bargaining since 1987.

Electoral record[edit]

B.C. General Election 2005: Burnaby-Edmonds
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Raj Chouhan 10,337 46.71%
Liberal Patty Sahota 9,599 43.38%
Green Suzanne Deveau 2,192 9.91%
Total 22,128 100.00%

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