Calgary-Greenway Progressive Conservative MLA Manmeet Bhullar was killed Monday in a collision on the QEII. The following are statements from his family, Premier Notley and Opposition Leader Brian Jean.
Statement from the family of Manmeet Singh Bhullar:
“The light in our lives went dark today. Manmeet Singh left us while he was doing what he loved more than anything – helping someone else. We know he would want us to be thankful for the countless blessings he was given by God. Just as his faith, wife, family, friends, and community gave him strength, it will give us strength now. We thank you for your support during this difficult time and ask for privacy.
“He demanded excellence of himself and those around him. We are all better because of him.”
The family of Manmeet Singh Bhullar
Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement on the passing of Calgary-Greenway MLA Manmeet Bhullar.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have learned of the passing of the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Greenway, the Honourable Manmeet Bhullar. He was a loyal member of the Progressive Conservative caucus.
“This is a terrible tragedy and our first thoughts are for Mr. Bhullar’s family and loved ones, as well as his constituents, his caucus colleagues, Members of the Legislature, and the people of Alberta.
“Mr. Bhullar worked tirelessly in service of this province. First elected in 2008, he proudly served as Minister of Infrastructure, Minister of Human Services, and Minister of Service Alberta.
“All Albertans should be proud of his significant contributions to public life.
“There will be opportunities to remember his life and work over the coming days and we will do so along with all Albertans.
“We have lost our colleague, Calgary-Greenway has lost a friend and effective voice in the legislature, and most of all, we have all lost a passionate advocate for Alberta.”
BRIAN JEAN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF MANMEET BHULLAR
Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement on the death of Calgary-Greenway MLA Manmeet Bhullar:
“Words cannot express the incredible sadness we all feel over the sudden and tragic loss of our dear colleague.
“The absence of our friend Manmeet will be felt across the great province that he loved.
“To his friends, our hearts weep with you. For all his constituents, we express our sympathy and support. To the PC party, to his caucus, to all MLAs who have served with him, and for all staff who came into contact with Manmeet during his incredible time as a public servant, we mourn together.
“On behalf of the Wildrose, our deepest thoughts and prayers are with Manmeet, and with his beautiful wife, his parents, and his entire family. We hope that comfort beyond understanding will surround them during this incredibly difficult time.”