Heavenly Father, thank you for Burnaby-Edmonds MLA Raj Chouhan and his family. We pray for your hand of protection, mercy and grace upon him and his loved ones in this time of uncertainty and fear. Psalm 145:18 (NASB) tells us: “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth” and we make this our prayer for Mr. Chouhan. Draw close and grant him all he needs to complete the work you have set before him. Please keep Mr. Chouhan and his family safe and healthy. In your holy name, Jesus. Amen.….
Raj Chouhan was first elected as the MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds in 2005. He was re-elected in 2009, 2013, and 2017. Raj immigrated to Canada in 1973. As a student in India, Raj was actively involved in student union activities. Upon his arrival to Canada, Raj was greatly impacted by the plight of other immigrant workers and the wide disparity between the rich and poor in a prosperous country. This contributed to his ongoing advocacy for community and social justice for workers. Raj is the founding president of the Canadian Farmworkers’ Union and served as the director of bargaining for the Hospital Employees Union for 18 years. Raj 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, Raj has also served as the vice-president of B.C. Human Rights Defenders since 2003. Raj has taught courses on human rights, the B.C. Labour Code and collective bargaining since 1987.