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Dosanjh, Ujjal

  • IN-DU001
  • Person
  • September 9, 1947-

Ujjal Dev Singh Dosanjh is a Canadian lawyer, politician, and former premier of British Columbia. Born in Punjab, India on September 9, 1947, he moved to Canada from the UK as a young man and earned a law degree at the University of British Columbia. He was elected in the Vancouver-Kensington riding in 1991 and 1996 as a member of the BC New Democratic Party, and served as the Attorney General of BC from 1995 to 2000. In 1999, he was elected to the leadership of the BC NDP, becoming the first Indo-Canadian provincial leader. He was the Premier of British Columbia from 2000 to 2001. Afterwards, he moved on to federal politics, serving as a Liberal MP from 2004 to 2011, during which time he was Minister of Health for two years.

Brothers, Donald

  • CA-BC-BD025
  • Person
  • November 8, 1923 - February 9, 2017

Donald Brothers was a British Columbian lawyer and politician who belonged to the Social Credit Party. He served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II. In 1957 he ran unsuccessfully as a candidate for the federal riding of Kootenay West. The following year, he was elected to the provincial assembly in a by-election. Brothers continued to serve on the provincial cabinet, acting as Minister of Mines and Petroleum Resources and Minister of Education, until his defeat in 1972.