la version française suit ci-dessous... Montreal (June 17, 2019): 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. The Government of Quebec has also invoked the notwithstanding clause, allowing it to override freedom of religion protections enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms.read moreOttawa (June 3, 2019): The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The Report released today, entitled “Reclaiming Power and Place”, makes over 200 recommendations and calls the systemic violence against Indigenous Peoples a genocide and states that “Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people are particularly targeted”.read more
This past week, at our annual Brampton Community Dinner and Ottawa Parliamentary Reception, we remembered the 35th anniversary of the Indian army invasion of the Darbar Sahib Complex, a direct attack on our identity and sovereignty (we will be hosting our Surrey Community Dinner later this week).read more
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