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Ujjal Dosanjh, QC

(AG of BC)

Ujjal Dosanjh was born and raised in India.  He emigrated to England at the age of 17 and, four years later, to Canada.  He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University followed by a law degree from the University of British Columbia.  He has been a long time human rights and community activist.

Ujjal was first elected a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Vancouver-Kensington in the 1991 provincial general election and re-elected in 1996.  Prior to being a Cabinet Minister, he twice served as Caucus Chair and served on many Parliamentary committees.  He was first appointed Attorney General in August 1995, and before that served as Minister of Government Services and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism, Human Rights and Immigration.

Some of the Attorney General's responsibilities include criminal prosecution, providing legal advice to the provincial government and its agencies and administration of the province's court system.  As well, he is the minister responsible for the Police Act, a variety of community justice programs, corrections programs (including provincial jails), and the Coroner's office.

Ujjal is also responsible for a wide range of multicultural programs and the province's independent Human Rights Commission.  The regulation of liquor comes under his ministry, as well as the investigation of complaints about consumer transactions, and the Provincial Emergency Program, which organizes responses to natural disasters in the province.

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