BC United announces Japreet Lehal and Amrit Pal Singh Dhot as candidates for upcoming election

April 11, 2024

VANCOUVER, B.C. – BC United proudly announces the addition of two dynamic individuals to join their Team 2024 slate of candidates for the scheduled October provincial election. Japreet Lehal and Amrit Pal Singh Dhot will represent Kevin Falcon and BC United in the ridings of Surrey-Newton and Delta North respectively, bringing fresh perspectives and valuable expertise to voters.

Lehal is a lifelong resident of Surrey and a lawyer who has been involved in litigation work on high-profile legal cases. Lehal is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including the University of Toronto National Book Award, Governor General of Canada’s Academic Medal, and was named as one of the Surrey Board of Trade’s Top 25 Under 25 for his community and volunteer work.

Starting in 2008, Dhot utilized his leadership experience in the financial sector to establish his own business, the Dhot Group. Leveraging his insights from the 2008 financial crisis, he steered the company to prosperity, expanding its reach across various industries. Dhot is also a dedicated volunteer with the Delta District Parents Advisory Council and Scouts Canada, and through the Dhot Group he plays an integral role in bringing Bollywood and Pollywood cultural experiences to British Columbia. Amrit and his wife have been fortunate to raise their two children in Delta, where they live along with his parents.

“As a lifelong resident of Surrey and a young lawyer, Japreet Lehal will bring the energy, fresh ideas and experience we need to Victoria and ensure the people of Surrey-Newton have a strong voice for their community,” said BC United Leader Kevin Falcon. “Amrit Dhot’s entrepreneurial business spirit and experience will be an important asset for a BC United-led government, and I am thrilled by his candidacy.” Falcon added, “As we gear up for the next election, we have full assurance that Japreet and Amrit will emerge as influential advocates for their communities, championing positive change and progress on crucial issues such as the cost of living, public safety, and the challenges facing our health-care system.”

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to represent my community, and I promise to our residents that I will fight for them each and every day,” said BC United Surrey-Newton candidate Japreet Lehal. “I will use my background as a lawyer to analyze the root causes of the crises facing our community, including the health care, crime and cost-of-living crises – and I promise to work tirelessly to get results for our community.”

“I am dedicated to leveraging my experience in the business and financial sectors to drive positive change and get real results for the people of Delta North,” said BC United Delta North candidate Amrit Pal Singh Dhot. “I’ve heard loud and clear from residents that they are concerned about the NDP’s failure to address the rising cost-of-living crisis and the mounting public safety crisis in our community. I am committed to addressing these issues by delivering real solutions for our community.”

As BC United continues to prepare for the upcoming election, the party continues to attract high calibre candidates that are united by the commitment to build a better future for the next generation.

For more information about BC United’s slate of Team 2024 candidates, click here.


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