Canada lawmaker Manmeet dies helping someone else

| Canada | 24 Nov 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Canadian lawmaker Manmeet Singh Bhullar dies in a road accident while helping a stranger on the road.
Canadian lawmaker Manmeet Singh Bhullar dies in a road accident while helping a stranger on the road. – PHOTO/MANMEET fb

By Inderjeet Singh

What a loss to his family, community, province and country. He stopped to help a stranger, who had skidded of the road, but was killed by an out-of-control truck.

Canada has lost a great son in Manmeet Singh Bhullar, a Progressive Conservative MLA for Calgary-Greenway.

The 35-year old lawmaker was killed Monday (21 Nov 2015) by an out-of-control semi-trailer on the highway between Edmonton and Calgary after he pulled over to help a motorist who had lost control on the snowy road.

“The light in our lives went dark today,” his family said in a statement. “Manmeet Singh left us while he was doing what he loved more than anything — helping someone else.”

Manmeet was first elected to the Alberta legislature in 2008 and served as a cabinet minister in various roles, including infrastructure, human services, and Service Alberta.

Colleagues, friends and family of the 35-year old lawmaker are remembering him fondly for the sincerity he brought to public service throughout his relatively short yet accomplished life, reports CBC.

“It’s devastating for everyone who knew Manmeet and knew what he did and his sense of spirituality and public service and what a fine person he was,” CBC quoted former premier Jim Prentice.

“You really could not go anywhere in Alberta without being struck by the sense of admiration and affection and love that people in this province had for Manmeet as a political leader. This was a man who was in politics for all of the right reasons.”



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