Raj Chouhan was elected as the MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds on May 17, 2005. Raj serves as the British Columbia New Democratic Party Official ...
Raj Chouhan was elected as the MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds on May 17, 2005. Raj serves as the British Columbia New Democratic Party Official Opposition Critic for Human Rights, Multiculturalism and Immigration. Raj is the founding president of the Canadian Farmworkers' Union, and he served as the Director of Bargaining at the Hospital Employees Union for 18 years. Raj has also served as a member of the Labour Relations Board of B.C. and the Arbitration Bureau of B.C. Born in the Punjab, Raj immigrated to Canada in 1973. As a student in India, Raj was actively involved in student union activities. On his arrival in Canada, Raj was greatly impacted by the plight of other immigrant workers and the wide disparity between the rich and poor in a prosperous country. This lead to his ongoing passion for community and social justice work.