HARJIT SINGH SAJJAN
FEDERAL MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
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.