In 1964, at the age of 17, Ujjal left India for the United Kingdom so he could follow his own interests. There he learned English and worked for a Punjabi-language newspaper before coming to Canada three and a half years later. On May 12, 1968, the young Dosanjh arrived in Vancouver and lived with an aunt. He was now able to pursue his dreams of learning political science and he also got his degree in law from the University of British Columbia.
Dosanjh's law practice specialized in family and personal injury law. He was involved with community organizations and founded the Farm Workers' Legal Information Service (later the Farm Workers' Union). Ujjal served on the board of directors for the BC Civil Liberties Association, the Vancouver Multi Cultural Society, and the Labour Advocacy Research Association. He also volunteered with the MOSAIC Immigrant Services Centre and the South Vancouver Neighbour House.
Ujjal spoke out against Sikh extremists who advocated Khalistan independence from India. As a result of his views, this prominent, moderate Sikh was attacked in February of 1985 in the parking lot of his law office by an assailant wielding an iron bar. The 37-year-old Dosanjh suffered a broken hand and received 80 stitches in his head.
On Friday, I will tell you about Dosanjh's provincial political career.
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