Former Surrey gurdwara director a B.C. Liberal candidate

Published: January 18, 2013

LARISSA CAHUTE
VANCOUVER DESI

Sukhminder Virk will be running as the B.C. Liberal party candidate in Surrey-Newton.

Former director of Surrey’s Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara is making the leap to politics for the 2013 election, the B.C. Liberal Party announced Friday.

Sukhminder Virk will be formally nominated as the B..C Liberal candidate for the Surrey-Newton riding in February.

“We need to continue to take the province the way it is (going),” Virk told Vancouver Desi. “There is no doubt that the B.C. Liberals are the best hope for a strong economy in British Columbia.”

Virk emphasized a focus on economic growth, jobs, families and youth involvement.

“A personal touch to this campaign will really be having the youth aspect and getting the next generation involved in youth governance,” he said.

His past experiences working as the director of the Surrey gurdwara’s youth slate should benefit his campaign as well.

“(We) brought some innovative approaches to governance and society and just again focused on the issues that affected the community and just really brought that forward and brought in the next generation,” he said.

While Virk plans to bring forward any Sikh issues or concerns if elected, he’s not solely running as a Sikh candidate.

“I’m running for all of B.C., not just the Sikh community. There is a large Sikh community in the riding, but of course it’s (about) the issues that affect everyone in the riding,” he said. “With my background as a lawyer and my experiences working with all groups in terms of community issues, I feel that I can represent all people.”

Virk has lived in Surrey for more than 20 years and currently works as a trust, estate and corporate lawyer. He graduated from SFU and attended law school in the United Kingdom.

He will be running against NDP incumbent Harry Bains.

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