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Former federal cabinet minister Amarjeet Sohi enters race for Edmonton mayor

EDMONTON — A former federal Liberal cabinet minister has thrown his name into the race to be Edmonton’s next mayor.

Amarjeet Sohi, who has also served as an Edmonton city councillor, made the announcement on Facebook this morning.

He says the challenges facing Edmonton seem daunting, but they are not insurmountable.

Sohi becomes the tenth candidate in the race to succeed Mayor Don Iveson, who announced last fall that he won’t seek re-election.

Others include: Cheryll Watson, who has worked for 20 years in the tech industry; Mike Nickel, a current city councillor; and Kim Krushell, who has also served as a city councillor.

The election will be held in municipalities across the province on Oct. 18.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 17, 2021.

The Canadian Press