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MISSISSAUGA: Amrik Singh Ahluwalia, a prominent Indo-Canadian Sikh, has been appointed chairman of the Peel Police Services Board which is the third largest police force in Canada.
Peel Regional Police looks after policing of Mississauga and Brampton cities which have the largest concentration of the Indo-Canadian community in Canada.
After Dr Alok Mukerjee, who retired as the chairman of the Toronto Police Board last year, Amrik Singh Ahluwalia becomes the second Indo-Canadian to head a city/regional police board in Ontario.
Ahluwalia, who has been serving on Peel Police Services Board since Feb 2011, was elected as the police services board chairman unanimously on Friday after he got the backing of Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey and Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie.
Ahluwalia, who holds a Masters in Engineering from Carleton University and an MBA from McMaster University, has retired as a general manager from Shell Canada.