Updated: Canada’s defence minister to speak in Kelowna

Harjiit Sajjan will speak at the annual general meeting of the local Royal Canadian Air Force Association and chamber April 8.

Canada's Defence Minister Harjiit Sajjan

Update:

In addition to speaking to the Royal Canadian Air Force Association in Kelowna. April 8, Defence Minister Harjiit Sajjan will also speak to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce earlier int day. He will speak to the chamber at its luncheon at the Manteo Resort on Lakeshore Road. The luncheon event starts at 11:30 a.m.

Original story:

For the first time since he was named Canada’s new defence minister, Harjit Sajjan will speak in Kelowna next month.

Sajjan, a decorated former Canadian soldier who has jokingly been described on social media as a “bad ass” because of his service in war-torn hotspots such as Bosnia and Iraq, as well as his work as a Vancouver police detective with that force’s gang unit, will be the guest speaker at the annual general meeting of 883 (Kelowna) Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association at the Coast Capri Hotel April 8.

Sajjan, a turban-wearing Sikh has been one of the Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s most talked about cabinet ministers because of his colourful military history and has even parodied, along with another well-known Liberal MP, former astronaut and current federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau, in a skit by popular Canadian comedy television show This Hour Has 22 Minutes..

Sajjan represents Vancouver South in the House of Commons.

 

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