February 16, 2016 6:48 pm
Updated: February 16, 2016 6:53 pm

WATCH: Prime Minister Trudeau pays tribute to Edmonton MP’s late father

WATCH ABOVE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to the father of Alberta cabinet minister Amarjeet Sohi after Question Period Tuesday, who died Monday night at the age of 101 years old. Watch the emotional speech above.


EDMONTON — Federal infrastructure minister Amarjeet Sohi appeared to wipe a tear from his eye following a tribute to his late father by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday.

The prime minister made a short speech in the House of Commons to honour Sohi’s father, who passed away Monday night at the age of 101.

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“Despite his age, he was enthusiastically knocking doors with his son during the election campaign because he knew that his passionate, dedicated, extraordinary son had much to offer to all Canadians,” Trudeau said.

“Since being sworn in, the honourable minister of infrastructure has been working tirelessly on behalf of Canadians from coast to coast to coast and I’m certain the members of this house would agree that the minister’s father would be extremely proud of his accomplishments.”

Sohi was sitting right behind Trudeau when he made the comments. The prime minister added his thoughts and prayers are with Sohi and his family during this time.

READ MORE: From life in India to federal politics: One-on-one with Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi

The house stood and applauded the prime minister, who then turned around and gave the Edmonton-Mill Woods MP a handshake and a hug.

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