Wednesday, 17 February, 2016
I’ve previously written extensively (with video) about our Minister of National Defence, Hon. Harjit Sajjan. I’ve waited patiently for Canada 2020 to post his recent Ottawa closing keynote (start 1m09s). As Canada has ended our air mission against ISIS and the House of Commons is debating the future of Canada’s contribution to the U.S.-led mission against ISIS, it will give Canadians great insight to watch Minister Sajjan’s full speech (start 1m09s) to try to appreciate some of the reasonings behind our government’s actions.
Thursday, 5 November, 2015
Hon. Harjit Sajjan has been named Canada’s new Minister of National Defence by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The more I watch and read about Minister Sajjan, I more I admire him. Here are some items and videos that I found to help me understand Minister Sajjan a little. For the record.
November 4th, 2015, National Observer, “You have no idea how badass Trudeau’s Defence Minister really is”
Nov 4th, 2015, Vancouver Sun, “Five things about Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s new minister of defence”
HIGH SCHOOL: In a 2012 profile by Vancouver Sun columnist Daphne Bramham, Sajjan said when he was a 16-year-old student at Charles Tupper Secondary, he started travelling in the wrong circles. His classmates included future gangster Bindi Johal, who was murdered in 1998, and others who Sajjan later helped arrest as a member of the VPD. It was during this period that Sajjan chose a different path and become a baptized Sikh. “It wasn’t really a religious thing. It was an identity thing. I needed the commitment because I knew it would keep me on the right path. I found the true meaning of Sikhism and I loved the warrior aspect of it … When I was fighting to understand who I am, that (warrior) aspect was something that I really identified with.”
April 6, 2015, The Province op-ed “Harjit Sajjan: Fear-based politics threatens our security” (highly recommended as it is Read the rest of this entry »