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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.

Ban On SFJ Shows India Has No Respect For Freedom Of Expression

The decision earlier this week by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs to ban Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) from operating in India shows India’s total disrespect for basic human rights and its desire and desperation to silence the Sikh Diaspora.

Halton Gurdwara Anand Karaj Maryada Violation: Those Involved Told to Reach Out Akal Takht

The Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) has strongly condemned the beadbi that took place during the Anand Karaj on Thursday July 4th 2019 at Halton Sikh Cultural Association. "There is no excuse or justification for the events that transpired", the OGC said.

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’.

Brampton’s Komagata Maru Park Officially Open

On Saturday June 22, 2019, the City of Brampton celebrated the official opening of the new Komagata Maru Park.

Amarinder Singh Urges Narendra Modi to Seek UN Sanctions Against Canada

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh today repeated various allegation against the Government of Canada and Sikh diaspora living in Canada. In his written statement (copy available with SSN), Punjab CM alleged that Canadian government was extending overt and covert support the Khalistani Movement against India.

Official Opening of Komagata Maru Park on 22 June in Brampton

A park named "Komagata Maru Park" will be having its grand opening on Saturday, June 22, from 11 am to 11:30 am.

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.

SGPC Suggests Harinder Sikka’s Trick to ‘Clear’ Dastan-E-Miri-Piri Film; Invites Condemnation from Sikh Sangat

A sub-committee of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) that reviewed controversial film Dastan-E-Miri-Piri film reportedly cleared it after suggesting the film makers to use to trick that was used by Harinder Sikka to get his film 'Nanak Shah Fakir' cleared from the SGPC in 2017.

Sikh Diaspora Group Welcomes Canadian Report On Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The World Sikh Organization of Canada on Monday (June 3) welcomed the release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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.

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