Emergency Physician and Military Veteran Running For Senate

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Dr. Sunil Sookram, emergency physician and 30-year military veteran has announced his candidacy for the Senate in the upcoming Alberta Senate Elections to be held October 18, 2021.

Dr. Sunil Sookram. Photo Credit: https://sunilsookram.ca/

Dr. Sookram is running as an independent and brings a refreshing perspective to the race. Having served on the military frontlines and the frontlines of our healthcare system, Dr. Sookram brings a wealth of experience and service to his candidacy.

Continuing his service in the capacity of Senator, he can draw upon his leadership and expertise in national defence, healthcare, transportation, economics, small businesses and larger organizations. Dr. Sookram’s platform includes:
COVID-19 – A Way Forward, the Economy, Climate Change, Veterans Health, First Responders, the Opioid Epidemic, National Physician and Nursing Licensure, Seniors and Palliative Health Strategy.


Additional achievements include Emergency Room Physician at the University of Alberta Hospital, STARS Physician and Medical Director, Provincial EMS Medical Director, Provincial EMS Medical Oversight Committee.

Dr. Sookram has completed his MBA, provided 30 years of military service where he was awarded his Canadian Decoration, and two Surgeon General Awards of Excellence. In his spare time, he’s a volunteer coach for his children’s cricket team.

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