Elected three times as an Edmonton City Councillor, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi was elected the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods in 2015.
Dedicated to improving Edmonton’s infrastructure and livability, Minister Sohi represented the city on the Canadian Urban Transit Association, and has been a strong advocate for light rail transit. He also advocated municipal interests to other orders of government through his delegation to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. He has been a prominent leader on municipal and provincial issues, volunteering with Public Interest Alberta, the Centre for International Alternatives, and the Canadian Labour Congress.
Minister Sohi has worked tirelessly to promote learning and cooperation among cultural communities by leading the city’s Immigration, Multiculturalism and Racism Free Edmonton initiatives. He has received the Edmonton Interfaith Advocate Award and John Humphrey Centre’s Human Rights Advocate Award for promoting welcoming and socially inclusive communities. As a former member of the Edmonton Police Commission, Minister Sohi believes in building safe and strong communities. He also took a leadership role in creating the Police Chief's Indo-Canadian Liaison Committee, the Punjabi Cultural Association, and the Punjabi Arts Association.
Minister Sohi has served as a minister since 2015, and is currently the Minister of Natural Resources.
- ( August 28, 2018)