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"Moe" Sihota--Munmohan Singh:

  • Former ex-cabinet minister in a province of Canada, broadcaster and politician
  • In his political, career he developed more than 200 new Provincial Parks
  • He extended Workers Compensation Coverage to farmworkers and changed BC logging practices.
  • Heo served on the Board of Directors of BC Hydro and Power Authourity, Insurance Corporation of BC, Workers Compensation Board and the BC Buildings Corporation
  • Sihota currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia
  • He is married with two children, Rajan and Karina
"Moe" Sihota--Munmohan Singh:

---The first NRI (Indian-Canadian) to be elected to any federal or provincial riding
---The first Indian-Canadian cabinet minister in a province of Canada.


Moe Sihota re-elected New Democrat's president

Dec. 12, 2011: Moe Sihota re-elected New Democrat's president during their annual convention in Vancouver. Mr. Sihota said:

  • He doesn't think having an old face in the job will hinder progress
  • A party president needs experience in how to build an election campaign, how to run elections and how to raise money for those campaigns.The right people need to be in the right places
  • Adrian Dix as leader and a young caucus behind him



  • November 2009: Moe Sihota was elected to the position of President of the BC New Democratic Party.
  • 2005: He is part-owner and director of the Northern Bear Golf Club (Edmonton, AB), Four Points Sheraton (Victoria, BC) and Walton's Lakefront Resort (Osoyoos, BC).
  • 2004: started political commentary for CBC Radio's Early Edition Political Panel.
  • 2001: Sihota became a television host for The New VI after NDP's defeat
  • 1998: Glen Clark then reappointed Sihota back to cabinet.
  • 1997: Vice president, UBC, Board of Governors
  • 1996: He was reinstated to Cabinet and resigned again in December due to new allegations abuse of office and conflict of interest--.that benefited his friend and former Vancouver MP Herb Dhaliwal.
    • Dhaliwal had applied to the Motor Carrier Commission for several licenses related to a limousine company--partly owned by Dhaliwal and run by Sihota's cousin.
    • Former Commission chairman SAID, Sihota had made repeated calls and wrote seveal letters to the commission in relation to Dhaliwal's applications.
    • It was found that Sihota had not been in a conflict of interest.
  • 1995: Sihota resigned as Minister of Labour when the Law Society of BC suspended his license to practice for 18 months, due to finding him guilty of professional misconduct.
  • August 16, 1995 – June 17, 1996: Minister of Education, Skills and Training
  • 1991: The opposition BC Liberals then requested an investigation when Sihota helped his friend Dhaliwal become appointed to the board of B.C. Hydro.Dhaliwal provided Sihota with a substantial mortgage guarantee earlier.The commissioner found that Sihota had not been in a conflict of interest.
  • 1991–1993: Minister Responsible for Constitutional Affairs of BC/ Minister of Labour and Consumer Services
  • 1986: Elected M.L.A. for Esquimalt/Port Renfrew
  • 1984: Started practised law in Esquimal
  • 1982: got bachelor of laws from the University of Victoria
  • 1981–84: President, Federal Riding of Cowichan/Malahat/The Islands.In 1983, Very successfully managed election campaigns for Frank Mitchell and in 1984 for Jim Manly
  • 1978: President, Young New Democrats
  • 1977: got bachelor of social work from the University of British Columbia
  • Attended St. George's Boys School, Vancouver
  • 1955: born in Duncan, British Columbia and attended St. George's Boys School, Vancouver,












"Moe" Sihota--Munmohan Singh: