On Wednesday, October 22, Ward 12’s Councillor Amarjeet Sohi spoke to members of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) at SJI. The Edmonton city Councillor was on hand to outline transportation issues in our city, and to take members’ questions about the changes taking place to accommodate the rapid growth of the city’s population.
Councillor Sohi reflected on the fact that “while the 7% increase in Edmonton’s population benefits the city, putting us at least 20% above the prosperity level of many cities in Canada, not all Edmontonians share equally in the city’s prosperity. Newcomers [from other cities or countries] do not bring with them their own recreational facilities, health care, social/economic supports or transportation infrastructure” and “Edmonton is behind in making provisions to accommodate the numbers of people moving to our city.”
CEMA, OMNI Television and 101.7 World FM thanked SJI for providing the venue for the event, and supplying guests with a delectable array of goodies: pita and fresh vegetables with homemade dill/paprika spread, and hand-dipped chocolate and butterscotch-coated strawberries.
SJI thanks CEMA for the chance to support an initiative that enables information sharing within, and among, Edmonton’s ethno-cultural communities, strengthening their ability to contribute to our city’s development.