Mohamed (Moh) Chelali
, is an Algerian
teacher and politician. He holds degrees in engineering, business, and education. Chelali currently teaches French at R.E. Mountain secondary school.
Thwarted assassination attempt
On July 14, 2002, he was one of three civilians who overpowered a gunman attempting to assassinate French
President Jacques Chirac
during Bastille Day
celebrations in Paris
. Chelali was awarded the French Legion of Honour
and the Canadian Medal of Bravery
for his actions.
On February 13, 2005, Chelali became a candidate in the 2005 B.C. Election
. He won the New Democratic Party
nomination in the riding of Surrey-White Rock
. He campaigned on a platform to "strengthen public health care to reduce waitlists for key services, end privatization
, and respond better to patient needs".Chelali came in second place, receiving 7,511 votes (26.40%). Liberal Gordon Hogg
was re-elected in the riding.
Chelali was acclaimed as the federal NDP
candidate for South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale
in April 2007,
Chelali worked at Aldergrove Community Secondary School teaching french immersion french and socials classes for several years, during the time of the assassination attempt. In 2006, he started teaching at Mountain Secondary in Langley, BC. Moh Chelali works since August... Read More