A Recap of WSO’s Annual June 2011 Human Rights Events

On Sunday June 12, the World Sikh Organization of Canada’s series of June human rights events  concluded with the WSO’s Surrey Inter-community dinner at the Punjab Banquet Hall.  Earlier events had taken place in Ottawa, Brampton and Edmonton. 

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Greyhound Canada Clarifies its Kirpan Policy

By Balpreet Singh, legal counsel WSO

Ever since I was denied entry to the Toronto courthouse on a high school class trip because of my kirpan, I’ve had in interest in human rights law and addressing the issues faced by Sikhs who wear their articles of faith.  I’ve dealt with various issues over the years including restrictions on the kirpan on Via Rail and more recently at the Quebec National Assembly.  Recently I had the opportunity to deal with  a similar issue on Greyhound buses.

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Lazy reporting causes ethnic media controversy

Another day, another trivial story on how politicians are exploiting the “ethnic” vote.

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News media understand the kirpan

As disappointed as we were that Quebec’s National Assembly voted unanimously to ban kirpans from government buildings yesterday, we were also impressed with the thoughtful coverage by reporters in a variety of media.

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