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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.

35th Anniversary of 1984 Sikh Genocide Marked At Queen’s Park in Toronto

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) and Ontario Sikh and Gurudwara Council (OSGC) collectively commemorated the victims of the 1984 Sikh Genocide at Queen’s Park on November 7.

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.

World Sikh Organisation of Canada (WSO) Statement on Results of 43rd Canadian General Election

The World Sikh Organization of Canada offers congratulations to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on being re-elected in Canada's 43rd general election. The Liberal Party of Canada will return to Parliament Hill with a minority government.

Canada Elections: Trudeau’s Liberal Party to Form Minority Government; NDP’s Jagmeet Singh Emerges As King Maker

As the results for Canada's general elections were being declared today, it comes out that Liberals led by Justin Trudeau will return to power but will have to seek support of some other party to make legislations as Liberal party did not cross the majority mark.

Jagmeet Singh’s Campaign Trail Strength has Silenced His Critics within the NDP

Heading into the 2019 election campaign, it seemed like the New Democrats couldn't catch a break. The party was struggling to raise funds and recruit candidates and was polling badly. Some speculated that the NDP might lose official party status.

Ontario’s Sikh Community Gearing up to Mark 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji

This year marks the 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji. To mark this momentous occasion, the Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) is hosting engaging events and activities across the province, in addition to the Gurpurab celebrations being held at Gurdwaras.

WSO (Canada) Selects New Board and President 2020-21

The World Sikh Organization of Canada held its biennial convention on Saturday October 5, 2019 in Ottawa. WSO delegates from across Canada gathered to discuss current challenges facing Canadian Sikhs and to select Tejinder Singh Sidhu as the next President of the organization.

Canada: Peel Council Supports Motion to Oppose Quebec’s Bill 21

At its meeting on October 10th, Peel Regional Council unanimously passed a motion moved by Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon to denounce Quebec’s Bill 21, which will ban religious articles of faith to be worn by anyone in a public service position.

Calgary City Council Passes Resolution Against Quebec’s Bill 21; WSO Welcomes Move

The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the passing of a Resolution against Quebec’s Bill 21 by Calgary City Council. The Resolution states, “BE IT RESOLVED that Calgary City Council Oppose Quebec’s Bill 21 and continue to support building a welcoming city where everyone has access to opportunity and prosperity.”

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.

Demand Raised To Include Gahdar and Komagatamaru History in BC Education Syllabi

Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation (Canada) has demanded from the Federal Government of Canada to rectify the criminal record pertaining to Gadar movement martyr Bhai Mewa Singh.

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