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Rakesh Khosla- Conservative, Halifax West


Conservative Candidates, 2006 Election---->

Nova Scotia
Halifax West
Rakesh Khosla

Rakesh Khosla was born in 1952, in Hariana Village, in India. In 1976, Rakesh immigrated to Nova Scotia and since then has made his home in Halifax.

Rakesh decided to run as a Conservative Party candidate in the coming federal election while in India assisting in the rebuilding after the tsunami that devastated part of coastal south east Asia in December, 2004.

Rakesh has also been actively involved in politics for a number of years. Rakesh has been a volunteer in numerous federal and provincial elections for the constituencies of Halifax West, Halifax Bedford Basin, and Halifax Clayton Park. He also participated in the 1991 Progressive Conservative Policy Conference, the 1993 PC Leadership Convention, and placed second in the candidate nomination vote in Halifax West in 1993.

Rakesh has taken an active interest in his community over the years, including being a member of the Reference Support Group to the provincial nominees for Visible Minorities to the Labour Force Development Board of Halifax. As well, Rakesh served on the Local Board of Administration for the Grace Wesleyan Church and as a board member of the Crisis Pregnancy Centre in Halifax. However, Rakesh has not forgotten his native home. From 1998-1999 Rakesh was the President of the Metro Halifax chapter of the National Association of Canadians of Origins in India.

Rakesh works as a self-employed commissions agent in the Life and Health Insurance profession and is part owner of Khosla Seafoods. Rakesh and his wife Veena have two grown sons, Peter and Paul.




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