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WSO Urges the Preservation of Guru Nanak Ji’s Fields in Kartarpur Sahib

WSO has requested that the Pakistan Government preserve the 104 acres of fields surrounding Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara where Guru Nanak lived and farmed for 19 years. Since the announcement of the Kartarpur Corridor in November 2018, there has been substantial construction resulting in the stripping of land around the Kartarpur Gurdwara in the name of religious tourism.

WSO Makes Submissions on Quebec’s Bill 21 Ban on Religious Symbols

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has submitted its legal brief on Quebec’s Bill 21, "An Act respecting the laicity of the State", to the Quebec National Assembly’s Committee of Institutions. The Bill would ban the wearing of “religious symbols” for government employees in positions of authority such as judges, police officers, jail guards, teachers, principals and others.

WSO Welcomes ‘Royal Assent’ to Sikh Heritage Month Act

World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes Royal Assent to Bill-376 “An Act to Designate April as Sikh Heritage Month”. The Bill is now law and henceforth, April will be recognized as Sikh Heritage Month in Canada.

Brampton to Celebrate Sikh Heritage Month at City Hall

On Saturday April 27th, the City of Brampton will host its annual Sikh Heritage Month reception from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the City Hall atrium.

Indian Interference in Canadian Politics ‘Shocking’: World Sikh Organization

The World Sikh Organization of Canada said in a written statement (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News) that it was deeply troubled by a report published today in the Globe & Mail that states Patrick Brown, the then leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, was “under ‘pressure’ from the Indian consulate” to reject a Sikh candidate during a nomination battle in May 2017.

Sikh Diaspora Bodies Express Concern Over Indian Interference in Canada

Sikh diaspora groups in Canada have expressed serious concerns over Indian interference in Sikh affairs in Canada.The World Sikh Organization of Canada has written to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale over concerns regarding the interference of Indian interests in Canada and within the Sikh community.

Confronting Indian Interference in Sikh Affairs [Op-Ed.]

The interference of the Indian Government through its various intelligence agencies in Sikh affairs, both within Indian occupied Punjab and our diaspora communities, has been an ongoing process since 1984.

By Removing ‘Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism’ Canadian Govt. Corrects Its Own Mistake: Dal Khalsa

Dal Khalsa and its youth wing Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) welcome the removal of "Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism" reference in the Canada Public Safety Report 2018. This correction of mistake by the Canadian government was a victory of lobbying and diplomatic efforts of Sikh Canadians and Diaspora, said leaders of both the groups.

Canada Removes Unfounded Reference to Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism from Public Safety Report

The government of Canada has removed unfounded reference to 'Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism from its "2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada".

Changes to 2018 Terrorism Threat To Canada Report a Welcome First Step: World Sikh Organization

In a written statement issued on Friday (April 12) the World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomed the changes to the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada.

Ontario Sikh Organizations Held Community Meeting on 2018 Public Safety Terror Report

Over 400 community members attended a community meeting at Brampton City Hall hosted by the Ontario Sikh and Gurdwaras Council and Ontario Gurdwara Committee in partnership with the World Sikh Organization of Canada.

Jagmeet Singh Shots Letter to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Over “Extremist” Label on Sikhs & Muslims

On Thursday (April 4), the Leader of the NDP, Jagmeet Singh, and the NDP Public Safety Critic, Matthew Dubé, sent a letter to the Prime Minister regarding the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada that labelled the Sikh and Muslim communities as extremists.

NDP Want to Question Canadian Minister Over Controversial Report Terming Sikhs and Muslims as Extremists

The New Democratic Party (NDP) of Canada said in a statement that last Wednesday, its Public Safety Critic, Matthew Dubé, notified the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of his intention to move a motion to invite the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, to appear before committee and answer questions related to the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada, tabled in Parliament on December 11, 2018.

Canadian Sikhs to Hold Town Hall with MPs Against Inclusion of “Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism” in Security Report

The Ontario Sikh and Gurdwaras Council and the Ontario Gurdwaras Committee in partnership with the World Sikh Organization of Canada will be hosting a community meeting to be held on April 7, 2019 from 2pm-4pm at Brampton City Hall (Atrium) located at 2 Wellington St W, Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2.

WSO Expresses Disappointment Over Tabling of Quebec “Secularism” Bill

The World Sikh Organisation of Canada is deeply disappointed by the tabling of Bill 21- An Act respecting the laicity of the State today by the Coalition Avenir Quebec government banning the wearing of religious symbols.

Jagmeet Singh Greeted With Cheers After Making History in Canadian Parliament

Canadian Sikh politician Jagmeet Singh made history in Canada by becoming the first non-white leader of the opposition in parliament. The leader of the New Democratic Party made an appearance in the House of Commons on Monday, sporting a yellow turban and to loud cheers from other members of the house.

Reference in Canadian Report Puts Sikhs Under Threat, SADA (Mann) Canada

In a letter written to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Canada unit of Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) maintained that there was a growing fear among immigrant communities that the “2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada” is promoting hate against them, could be subject to an attack such as Christchurch NZ where 50 Muslims men, women and children were gun down by a white supremacist who claims to be racist against immigrants.

First Sikh & Hindu Afghan Refugee Families Arrive in Canada

First Sikh and Hindu refugee families from Afghanistan to Canada on March 12, 2019. The first two refugee families arrived in Calgary.

WSO to Host #AskCanadianSikhs Panels Against Inclusion of Sikhs in 2018 Report

This month, the World Sikh Organization of Canada will once again be hosting the #AskCanadianSikhs panel series in Brampton, Edmonton and Surrey. The subject of this year’s panels will be the inclusion of “Sikh (Khalistani) Terrorism” in Public Safety Canada’s 2018 Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Wins Burnaby South by-Election

Canadian Sikh politician and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh won a seat in the House of Commons in a by election for Burnaby South seat. With this victory Jagmeet Singh has put his leadership on strong footings.

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