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Ontario Sikhs calls for resignation of PDSB’s Director of Education Amidst Systemic Anti-Black Racism

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) said in a written statement (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News) that it is gravely concerned about the recent findings from the Ministry of Education’s Review and subsequent independent investigation regarding the continued acts of systemic racism and anti-Black racism in the Peel District School Board (PDSB).

WSP Expresses Solidarity with Sikh Medical Professionals Serving in Frontlines During COVID19 Crisis

"Two Sikh doctors in Quebec by the names of Dr. Saluja chooses to give up their faith over their profession. The Saluja brothers took a personal decision to cut their beards to fit the masks over their faces. This action has raised questions on the religious rights of practicing Sikhs and other religious minorities. To describe this as a religious sacrifice during the Covid-19 crisis raises serious challenges for Sikhs around the world and sets an incorrect precedent", a press release by the World Sikh Parliament notes.

World Sikh Organisation (WSO) Raises Concerns Over Indian Interference in Canada

In a written release issued on Friday (April 17), the World Sikh Organization of Canada said that it was deeply disturbed by a report revealing that Indian intelligence agencies “attempted to use money and disinformation to “covertly influence” Canadian politicians”.

R&AW and IB Interference in Canada: Sikh Bodies- OGC and BCGC Raise Alarm

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) and British Columbia Gurudwaras Council (BCGC) is deeply disturbed by reports alleging that Indian intelligence agencies coordinated efforts to influence Canadian elected officials and are attempting to undermine the core of Canadian society.

Newly Surfaced Document Reveals R&AW and IB’s Covert Influence Operation Targeting Canadian Politicians

Yet another instance of Indian intelligence agencies' attempt to use money and disinformation to influence Canadian politicians has come into light.

Brampton Councillor Requests Canadian PM Action Following ISIS Attack Against Sikh Gurdwara in Kabul

BRAMPTON, ON: Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon has written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemning ISIS attacks in Kabul against Sikhs, and asked ...

Canadian Sikhs Demand Action Following Attack on Sikhs in Kabul

The British Columbia Gurdwaras Council (BCGC) and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) are very concerned over the recent attack and mass incident of violence that occurred at Gurdwara Guru Har Rai Sahib in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Sikh Genocide Awareness Week Bill Passes Second Round Reading in Ontario Parliament

A bill seeking declaration of first week of November as 1984 Sikh Genocide remembrance week passed in second reading in the Ontario Provincial Parliament.

Sikh Group Writes to Canadian Foreign Minister on Anti-Muslim Delhi Carnage

The Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar’s Canada unit has written a letter to the Canadian Foreign Minister about anti-Muslim violence in Delhi.

Sikh Genocide 1984 Awareness Week Bill Tabled in Ontario Parliament

The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the tabling of An Act to Proclaim Sikh Genocide Awareness Week in the Ontario Legislature.

Nankana Sahib Incident: Statement of BC Gurdwaras Council and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee

The incident of stone pelting at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan has concerned Sikhs residing all across the globe. The BC Sikh Gurdwaras Council and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee has issued a written statement expressing their concerns and demanding strict action against those responsible for the situation.

Outgoing Consulate General of Pakistan in Toronto Honoured by Sikh Community

On December 29, 2019 the Consulate General of Pakistan in Toronto Imran Ahmed Siddiqui was honored by the Sikh community for his services and outreach at a farewell event organised at Gurdwara Baba Budha Jee, Hamilton.

Ontario and BC Gurdwaras Bodies Register Protest Against India’s ‘Discriminatory’ CAA

The British Columbia Gurdwaras Council (BCGC) and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) register have registered their protest at the recent enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Government of India.

WSO & Community Partners Call for Accommodation of Sikh Paramedics in Ontario

The WSO and several community organizations, including the Centre for Israel & Jewish Affairs (CIJA), National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), Bahá’í Community of Canada and The Mosaic Institute, have written to Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott, calling for the accommodation of Sikh paramedics and others who maintain beards as a part of their religious observance. 

World Sikh Organisation Writes to Minister Garneau About Racism at Transport Canada

Following the release of a CBC News report entitled “Transport Canada investigates ‘racist’ song shared in no-fly list office 10 years after the fact”, the WSO has written to Transport Minister Marc Garneau expressing concern over the way the matter was handled.

Value of EATING and SPEAKING in GURBANI : Dr. Sikandar Singh

In October and November 2019, the Sikh Sangat and Ontario Gurdwaras Committee organised a series of lectures of various intellectuals, scholars and speakers to mark 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji.

OGC to Host Lectures of Bhai Ajmer Singh and Dr. Jasjit Singh on 550th Parkash Gurpurab on Nov. 9 & 10

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) is hosting a series of lectures of different scholars and orators to mark the 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji. In this series the OGC has announced to host lectures of Sikh political analyst and author Bhai Ajmer Singh and researcher Dr. Jasjir Singh for two days.

Ontario Gurdwaras Committee To Celebrate Guru Nanak Ji’s 550th Gurpurab with David Suzuki at 905 Talks Climate

On November 4, the Ontario Gurdwaras Committee in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation is hosting David Suzuki at their partnership event 905 Talks Climate.

Guru Nanak Street Sign Unveiled in Brampton; Trees Planted to Mark 550th Parkash Gurpurab

On Saturday (November 2), Brampton Wards 9 & 10 City Councillor Harkirat Singh and Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon led an initiative to plant 550 trees at Gore Meadows Community Centre in honour of Guru Nanak ji's upcoming 550th ‘Parkash Gurpurab’.

Brampton to Name Street After Guru Nanak Ji on 550th Parkash Gurpurab

At its meeting on October 23rd, Brampton City Council unanimously passed a motion moved by Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon and City Councillor Harkirat Singh to rename the section of Peter Robertson Blvd between Dixie Road and Great Lakes Road to ‘Guru Nanak Street’ or ‘Guru Nanak Road’, in honour of the 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji.

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