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Arundeep Singh enters Edmonton Ward 12 council race

Arundeep Singh announced he will contest the Ward 12 council seat Wednesday. He praised Sohi’s efforts in the ward, but hopes to bring a new voice.

Arundeep Singh plans to enter the Ward 12 council race.

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Arundeep Singh plans to enter the Ward 12 council race.

With former councillor Amarjeet Sohi taking a cabinet post in Ottawa, another person has joined the race to fill his former seat on council.

Arundeep Singh announced he will contest the Ward 12 council seat Wednesday. He praised Sohi’s efforts in the ward, but hopes to bring a new voice. 

“I think it’s time for a fresh perspective,” he said. 

Singh, who currently works in his family’s gravel trucking business, said he has a strong connection to the area.

“I was born and raised in the ward. I have grown up here and worked here all my life.” 

Singh said Edmonton has to start thinking and managing projects like a big city, on par with Toronto or Vancouver.

He also said he wants to be a restraint on the city’s purse strings.

“I am hearing from a lot of people that a 4.9 per cent [tax] increase is kind of a hard pill to swallow,” he said. “We need to be conscious of the economic climate we are in.”

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