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WSO Joins Challenge to Québec’s An Act Respecting the Laicity of the State

The World Sikh Organization of Canada and its Vice-President for Québec, Amrit Kaur, announced on August 15 that they will be joining the legal challenge to Québec’s An Act respecting the laicity of the State.

Brampton Stands Up Against Quebec Bill 21’s Infringement of Religious Freedom

On Wednesday June 26th Brampton Council unanimously passed a motion to support the legal challenge against Quebec’s Bill 21. This discriminatory bill restricts the wearing of ‘religious symbols’ by public servants such as police officers, judges, prosecutors, school teachers, and principals, among others. Bill 21 particularly affects members of the Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faith who tend to wear very visible ‘religious symbols’.

US Sikh Body Expresses Concern Over Ban on Religious Symbols in Quebec

In response to the passing of Bill 21 by Quebec, which bans ban on religious clothing and symbols, a US based Sikh body called Sikh Sewak Society International USA said: [t]here are approx 15,000 Sikhs living in Quebec who will be impacted by the ban on religious clothing and symbols.

Passing of Bill 21, Banning Religious Symbols, A Sad Day for Quebec & Human Rights: World Sikh Organization

The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply saddened by the passing of Bill 21- An Act respecting the laicity of the State by the Coalition Avenir Quebec government banning the wearing of religious symbols. The Bill was passed in a rare late-night vote on Sunday after the Government of Quebec invoked closure to prematurely end debate.

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 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.

What was need to write book on Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha? [Bhai Ajmer Singh at Montreal]

This is video recording of speech of Bhai Ajmer Singh at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar, LaSelle, Montreal, Quebec on September 20, 2017. 

Sikh author Bhai Ajmer Singh to Address Montreal Sikh Sangat on Aug. 19 & 20

Sikh author Bhai Ajmer Singh, who is presently visiting Canada, will address the Sikh sangat at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar, LaSalle, Montreal (Quebec) on August 19 and 20.

Quebec Court denies helmet exception for Sikh workers

As per media reports a Quebec judge has ruled Dastar (turban)-wearing Sikh truck drivers must wear hard hats (helmets) in the workplace, disallowing any exception in safety standards.

Man who attacked Toronto Sikh man in Quebec City gets 10 months in jail

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has called the sentencing of Gabriel Royer Tremblay a strong message that hateful and racist attacks will not be tolerated.