Gulzar Singh Cheema (born August 11, 1954) is an Indian-born Canadian physician and politician. Cheema was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1988 to 1993, and a member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 2001 to 2004, making him one of only a few Canadian politicians to sit in two provincial legislatures since Confederation. He is the first Indian born to be elected MLA in Canada. He was also a cabinet minister in the government of Premier of British Columbia Gordon Campbell from 2001 to 2004, and was a candidate of the Liberal Party of Canada in the federal election of 2004.
The son of Ajinder Singh Cheema and Ajir Kaur Aulakh. he was born in Baryar village in Gurdaspur district in the Punjab region of India and received a bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery from Punjab University in 1977. In 1979, he married Harinder Claire and moved to Canada. He interned at Memorial University of Newfoundland and was a resident at Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital. He was a family physician in Winnipeg from 1984 to 1993. In 1992, he was awarded the Canada 125 Medal for community service. To promote the health and welfare of the community, Dr. Cheema participates weekly on local multicultural radio talk shows and M Channel, a local multicultural T.V. Channel.
Presently, Dr. Cheema is practicing family medicine and is a clinical instructor for the Department of Family Practice at UBC as well as the Medical Director for iCON South Asian Division eHealth Strategy Office Faculty of Medicine, UBC. He currently lives in Surrey, British Columbia with his wife and children
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|Date of Birth||Nov 30, 1953|
|Is this Person Alive?||Yes|