‘For me, it’s personal’: Minister Sohi reflects on passion for infrastructure portfolio
By Marco VigliottiApr. 9, 2018
'When I came [to Canada], the infrastructure that was available to me, such as recreational facilities, soccer fields, libraries, [the] public transit system, enabled me to succeed.'
Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, pictured recently in his ministerial office, says he has attempted to reframe the federal approach to infrastructure to provide greater long-term certainty to municipal partners. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi doesn’t mince words when discussing the role infrastructure played in his ‘Made in Canada’ success story.
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