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Saying he believes in the leadership of Premier Christy Clark, Sukh Dhaliwal has made it official: he wants to be a BC Liberal MLA for the riding of Surrey-Panorama.
The former Liberal MP is finally answering questions about a letter he wrote in 2008.
Dhaliwal wrote to a US District Court Judge on parlimentary letterhead saying he had met Ranjit Cheema at community engagements, and that the one-time Bindy Johal associate appeared fully rehabilitated.
This past May, Cheema was gunned down in South Vancouver, in an apparent gang hit.
REPORTER:"Do you still believe though that he was rehabilitated?"
"I made those statements at the time. I haven't had any...interactions with him or of the others. I haven't followed up so I can't comment."
As to why he wrote the letter in the first place, Dhaliwal says it was a request from Cheema's family.