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‘For me, it’s personal’: Minister Sohi reflects on passion for infrastructure portfolio

By Marco Vigliotti      

'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
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Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi doesn’t mince words when discussing the role infrastructure played in his ‘Made in Canada’ success story. An immigrant from India, Mr. Sohi (Edmonton Mill Woods, Alta.) spoke little to no English when he arrived in Edmonton in the early 1980s, after being sponsored by an older brother. After moving to the city, he enrolled in English-as-a-second-language classes, joined a local Punjabi literary society, and eventually started working in community theatre as an actor and

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