Human and Civil Rights Lawyer
As a Human and Civil rights lawyer, I support proportional representation because a society where a plurality of views is represented in government is a society in which the basic human and civil rights of ALL of its citizens are protected.
Our current system rewards entrenched interests with power and money to influence the direction of our governments. A pro rep system where 40% of the vote actually means 40% of the seats at the table is fairer and protects against vested interests having undue influence. Fundamentally, it is more democratic.
Amandeep is a lawyer focused on Civil Rights and Human Rights law as it intersects with Criminal and International Law. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1999.
Amandeep comes to law from an extensive background in human and civil rights activism from a young age. As a result, he approaches the practice of law from the perspective of its role in larger societal and political issues. He has worked on a pro bono basis for several national and international non-governmental organizations, including advising in matters where criminal law intersects with aboriginal law and international environmental organizations.
Amandeep is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Canadian Bar Association, a Governor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, member and director of the Professor Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation of Canada, an executive member of the Yog Sadhana Mission, India and was a director of the People’s Legal Education Society.