Preet Rai Opens Office Sunday

The Grand Opening of the B.C. NDP Abbotsford-Mission Riding Campaign Office takes place Sunday April 7th between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the campaign office 33128 – 1st Avenue in Mission (phone 604-820-8891).

NDP MLA candidate Preet Rai will be on hand to meet residents and to answer questions about the upcoming Provincial Election. Get involved and learn more about what Preet Rai stands for. Party President Moe Sihota will be visiting as well.

As a professional accountant, Preet understands the delicate balance that must exist between revenue and expenditures.

As a responsible, positive and collaborative Abbotsford School Trustee Preet understands the complex issues in education.

As a father of three children, Preet understands the challenges of child care, of adequate skills training for our youth and of caring for the elderly.

Preet supports an NDP government committed to fiscally responsible investment in the future of B.C. – in our economy, our environment, our health care system and our education system.

Sunday April 7th is your chance to meet Preet in person and to learn more about the NDP policies. See you there.

Preet Rai hanging his banner outside his campaign office at 33128-1st Ave. in Mission. Official opening is this Sunday

Preet Rai hanging his banner outside his campaign office at 33128-1st Ave. in Mission. Official opening is this Sunday


BCNDP MLA Candidate for Abbotsford-Mission.
Preet Rai is in his second term as a School Trustee on the Board of Education in

“My upbringing instilled both a desire and a sense of responsibility around family,
community involvement and education. It was a driving factor when I first ran for
school trustee and it is the reason I am running for MLA with the NDP in the
Abbotsford-Mission riding.”

A Chartered Accountant from India, Rai immigrated to the United Kingdom in 1992,
where he worked for the Scottish Government. Preet then moved to Canada in 1995
and has been working for the Government of British Columbia as an accoutant since

David Murray and Preet Rai at the Cherry Blossom Festival in 2011

David Murray and Preet Rai at the Cherry Blossom Festival in 2011

“Having a global perspective, I have always taken a keen interest in community, social
and cultural activities. My wife, Rapinder is a teacher in Abbotsford. We have three
children. Amar a third year student at the University of the Fraser Valley, our daughter
Jasleen is a first year university student and Inder attends an Abbotsford Public High
School. My mother was a teacher in India. My father retired as a Colonel from the
Indian Army.”

Rai’s community involvement is not limited to but includes his role as a school trustee.
Preet also serves with various organizations in Abbotsford including the Canuck
Place Campaign Executive Committee for the fund raising of the new Canuck Place
Hospice being built in Abbotsford and with Abbyfest where he organizes the
volunteers. Preet is also the chair of the finance committee for the school district. He
has been involved as a director on the Reach Gallery Board, Literacy Matters Board,
Community of Character Board, Abbyfest Board, MSA Museum Board, Sister City
Committee and Abbotsford Youth Commission, amongst others.

Preet notes, “My message is simple – fiscal, social and environmental responsibility.
Leadership is a key issue in the upcoming election. We need leaders who have the
vision and drive to move us forward. Preet feels some of the top issues that have to
be addressed now are having a healthcare system that is reflective of the growing
population with a special emphasis on reducing wait times, ensuring we are
producing a well-educated and skilled workforce ensuring everyone has the
opportunity to get the education and training they require to excel in their fields and
keeping our economy strong and vibrant by being fiscally responsible.”

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