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Sikhs in Canada: WSO Works to Introduce Kirpan Accommodation on BC Ferries

The World Sikh Organisation of Canada (WSO) has worked to implement a kirpan accommodation policy with BC Ferries after several Sikh passengers were told they could not wear their kirpans while travelling.

Lack of Commemoration of 1984 Sikh Genocide by PM Trudeau and Premier Ford Disappointing: WSO

Ottawa, Canada: The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply disappointed by the lack of commemoration of the 1984 Sikh Genocide by Prime Minister Justin ...

Brampton East MPP Gurrattan Singh’s Statement on 1984 Sikh Genocide

This week, Gurratan Singh, Member of Provincial Parliament from Brampton East, rose in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to remember the 1984 Sikh genocide.

WSO Canada Expresses Disappointment Over Denial of Leave to Appeal Singh v. A.G. Quebec

The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply disappointed by today’s decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to deny leave to appeal in the case Singh, et al. v. Attorney General of Québec.

Brampton City Election: Gurpreet Singh Dhillon Thanks Supporters After Victory

Newly elected Wards 9 & 10 Regional Councillor Gurpreet Singh Dhillon has extended his thanks to voters after his decisive victory in the October 22nd municipal election.

WSO to Host International Students Orientation at Dixie Gurdwara Sahib in Ontario on Oct. 14

On October 14th from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Ontario Khalsa Darbar, the World Sikh Organization of Canada will be hosting an International Students Orientation exclusively for Punjabi speaking students and Sikh students who are studying in post-secondary institutions in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

36 Punjabis Contesting Brampton Municipal Elections

Media reports have highlighted that 36 candidates contesting the municipal elections in Brampton have their linked to Punjab. Brampton has a huge immigrant population from Punjab.

WSO Welcomes Ontario Motorcycle Helmet Exemption for Sikhs

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has welcomed announcement by the Ontario Government to, as of October 18, 2018, exempt turbaned Sikh motorcyclists from helmet requirements.

Tributes Paid to Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra in Ontario Provincial Parliament [Video Report]

Last week, Gurratan ​Singh, ​Member of Provincial Parliament from Brampton East​, rose in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to remember Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra, a human rights activist, who was disappeared and murdered 23 years ago.

MPP Gurrattan Singh Pays Tributes to Jaswant Singh Khalra in Ontario Provincial Parliament

​Last week, Gurratan ​Singh, ​Member of Provincial Parliament from Brampton East​, rose in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to remember Jaswant Singh Khalra, a human rights activist, who was disappeared and murdered 23 years ago.

WSO Holds Canada-Wide Orientations for International Students

World Sikh Organization of Canada is holidng orientation sessions for international students in cities across Canada, including Montreal, Ottawa, Brampton, Windsor, Winnipeg and Surrey.

WSO (Canada) Concerned By Use of Notwithstanding Clause by Ontario Government

World Sikh Organization of Canada is concerned by the invoking of the notwithstanding clause by the Ontario government to uphold Bill 31, The Efficient Local Government Act.

Ontario to Exempt Turban Wearing Sikh Riders from Helmet Laws

Ontario is expected to become fourth province of Canada to exempt turban wearing Sikhs from helmet laws.

Sikhs Urge Dialogue to Promote Their Inclusion in Quebec

World Sikh Organization of Canada today called upon the City of Montreal and the Government of Quebec to work far harder to implement concrete measures to break down systemic barriers that make it difficult for Sikhs, and other minorities, to play their full role in Quebec society.

Jagraon Man Shot Dead in Abbotsford city of Canada

A Jagraon man was shot dead by unidentified persons in Abbotsford city of Canada on Saturday night.

WSO Calls on India to End Mob Lynchings & Protect Minorities

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has expressed grave concerns over the increasing number of mob lynching attacks perpetrated by Hindutva groups and called on the Indian government to do more to protect minorities.

Sikh Youth Groups to Launch “Criminalising Dissent” Report in Southall on July 28

The Sikh Liberation Front (SLF) and National Sikh Youth Federation (NSYF) have announced to release a report titled Criminalizing Dissent: Repression of Sikhs in Indian-Occupied Punjab in Southall on July 28.

United Sikhs Calls fFor Asylum of Afghan Sikhs in Canada and USA

United Sikhs also made an urgent request to the UN Special Rapporteur on Religion and Belief to highlight in the UN the persecution of religious minorities in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Election Aspirant Awtar Singh Khalsa Among Those Killed in Blast; Sikh bodies condemn attack

A deadly suicide bomb attack on Sikhs in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan has shook the global Sikh community.

“Criminalising Dissent: Repression of Sikhs in Indian-Occupied Punjab” – Sikh Liberation Front Releases Report on Arrests of Sikh activists in Punjab

Members of the Sikh Liberation Front gathered in Edmonton, Canada on June 23, 2018 to release their report, Criminalizing Dissent: Repression of Sikhs in Indian-Occupied Punjab.

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