Canadian politician Manmeet Bhullar dies aged 35 after traffic collision
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
A road accident killed Alberta (MLA) on Monday. Bhullar pulled over to the median on a snowy stretch of the between and to help a fellow motorist who had gone off the road, before a semi-truck lost control and hit him. Bhullar died at hospital at the age of 35.
Bhullar represented theelectoral district, and was a member of the party. His family received condolences from his colleagues after his death.
Bhullar became the first-wearing in the Alberta cabinet in 2011, as Minister of Service, and held cabinet positions until earlier this year. According to Calgary mayor Nasheed Nenshi, Bhullar was influenced to enter politics by early experiences of coping with others' discomfort about Sikhs.
Bhullar was "a true warrior for fairness and justice, a big man with a giant heart, a friend", said Nenshi. In awith journalists, Alberta Premier recognised him for his work in making the governmental system more transparent.
Notley said she "quite frankly [expected] to see Manmeet in public life for decades to come. And I believe all Albertans are poorer for the fact we will not."
- Mariam Ibrahim. "Alberta MLA Manmeet Bhullar killed in highway accident" — , November 24, 2015
- "Manmeet Bhullar died trying to help a driver in distress" — , November 24, 2015
- Sikh24 Editors. "Calgary MLA Manmeet Singh Bhullar Killed In Highway Collision" — , November 24, 2015