Raj Chouhan
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Raj Chouhan
Raj Chouhan

Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Burnaby-Edmonds

May 17, 2005
Patty Sahota
Personal details
BornMarch 4
Political partyNew Democrat

Raj Chouhan is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as the MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds in the 2005 provincial election. He is serving as the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. He served as Opposition Critic for Mental Health; Human Rights, Immigration and Multiculturism and Labour. He was re-elected in 2009 and 2013.

Born in the Punjab province of India, Chouhan was the founding president of the Canadian Farmworkers' Union and served as a director of the Hospital Employees Union. He also served as a member of the Labour Relations Board of B.C. and the Arbitration Bureau of B.C.

A founding member of the B.C. Organization to Fight Racism, Chouhan has worked to promote human rights and racial equality. He has served as the Vice President of B.C. Human Rights Defenders since 2003, and has taught courses on Human Rights, the B.C. Labour Code and collective bargaining since 1987.

Electoral record

2017 British Columbia general election:
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Raj Chouhan 9,613 53.70
Liberal Garrison Duke 5,852 32.69
Green Valentine Wu 2,436 13.61
Total valid votes
Source: Elections BC[1]
2013 British Columbia general election:
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Raj Chouhan 9,253 51.43 -0.51% $79,346
Liberal Jeff Kuah 6,950 38.63 +0.27% $20,696
Green Wyatt Tessari 1,573 8.74 +2.00% $600
Excalibur Nicholas Edward D'Amico 215 1.20 - $341
Total valid votes
Total rejected ballots
Source: Elections BC[2]
B.C. General Election 2005: Burnaby-Edmonds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Raj Chouhan 10,337 46.71%
Liberal Patty Sahota 9,599 43.38%
Green Suzanne Deveau 2,192 9.91%
Total 22,128 100.00%


  1. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2017.

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