Amrik Singh Ahluwalia has been unanimously elected as the new head of Canada’s Peel Police, the country’s third largest municipal police force. He was voted as the new chair of Ontario’s Peel Police Services Board after he was backed by the Mayor of Brampton and the Mayor of Mississauga.
Ahluwalia who arrived in Canada decades ago with just $7 in his pocket said he is honoured and grateful for the post and the responsibility that has been bestowed upon him.
Ahluwalia is also a business leader with a background in manufacturing and petro-chemicals and he has served as President of the Sikh Society Calgary. He is also a volunteer with Seva Food Bank, Mississauga.
He is the third Indo-Canadian to rise in the country’s government ranks after Navdeep Singh Bains and Harjit Singh Sajjan who became the first Sikh Cabinet ministers in Canada.