Harbaksh (pronounced Har-boksh) Singh Sekhon is a Policy Studies Student at Mount Royal University and Alberta Liberal candidate for the 2015 provincial election for the Hawkwood riding. He was a student association presidential candidate in the 2014 election.
Singh was born in Calcutta, India (now Kolkata), and was raised in a middle-class family in Calgary NW. Harbaksh’s parents were of South-Asian-origin and he has a sister. Harbaksh typically spends his summers doing trade work outdoors in order to finance his education.
While at MRU, Harbaksh has been a basketball referee with CBOA (Calgary Basketball Officials Association) since 2004, and has refereed junior high provincial games in 2012. Harbaksh is a hiker as well as a sports fan, and enjoys catching a flames game given the chance.
Following high school, Harbaksh spent time in India volunteering with charities such as the Missions of Charity (also known as the Mother House) and Ek Preyaas. Being awarded a medal by Mother Teresa (former head of Missions of Charity) as a child on Sports Day was one of the most moving moments in his life. This incident is viewed as the point at which Harbaksh felt that he should dedicate his life to helping people to the best of his ability.
Harbaksh believes that Albertans should have the ability to express their views to the governing PCs, and are unable to successfully do so. In order to be part of the movement to help bring about a positive change to the current political system and bring about positive economic policy he is standing for election in Hawkwood, Calgary.