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Charan Gill

PHOTO: From an article on The TyeeCAPTION: Charan Gill’s activism spanned the co-founding of the Canadian Farmworkers Union, establishing of a national anti-racism organization and creating and heading the thriving Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society. He died Feb. 2, age 84. Photo posted to Twitter. Charanpal Singh Gill OBC (17 June 1936 – 2 February 2021) was a Canadian social activist and South-Asian community leader in British Columbia. Through his work, he focused on improving the living conditions, wages, and working conditions of

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Jinny Sims

From Wikipedia Jinny Jogindera Sims (born June 7, 1952) is an Indian-born Canadian politician, who was elected as a New Democratic Party Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2017 provincial election in Surrey-Panorama. She previously was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election.[1] She represented the electoral district of Newton—North Delta as a member of the New Democratic Party. Early Life Sims emigrated to England from Punjab, India, at the age of nine. She earned a Bachelor of Education degree at the Victoria University of Manchester (now the University of Manchester). Sims

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Lorene Oikawa

From the West Coast Environmental Law website Vice President Lorene is the President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC). She was the first Asian Canadian Executive Vice President for the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and served three terms. Lorene is an activist who speaks and writes about her passions, including human rights. She is a co-editor of the book, Honouring Our People: Breaking the Silence. She is also a director on the board of the Canadian

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