HARJIT SINGH SA­J­JAN

FED­ERAL MIN­IS­TER OF NA­TIONAL DE­FENCE

Vancouver Magazine - - Taste -

PRE­VI­OUSLY # 36, 2017

One of B.C.’S high­est-pro­file fed­eral cabi­net min­is­ters, Sa­j­jan had a qui­eter year in 2017. Not that he’s com­plain­ing. Af­ter hav­ing to apol­o­gize for ex­ag­ger­at­ing his role in a 2006 mil­i­tary oper­a­tion in Afghanistan, this year the Van­cou­ver South rep­re­sen­ta­tive has been seen to stand firm on the coun­try’s de­fence spend­ing via a Ma­clean’s ed­i­to­rial and de­liver on a peace­keep­ing prom­ise in Mali. He also seemed to take the high road when he urged Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau (on the lat­ter’s oth­er­wise dis­as­trous trip to In­dia) to meet with Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Amarinder Singh, who had ear­lier called Sa­j­jan a Sikh sep­a­ratist.

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