CKNW: An apology just won't cut it this time

The World Sikh Organization of Canada wants the Fraser Health Authority to go a step further and implement cultural sensitivity training, after a Sikh man's beard was cut off by some well-intentioned workers.

n apology just won't cut it this time
VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980)
Brett Mineer Email news tips to Brett
3/26/2010

The World Sikh Organization of Canada wants the Fraser Health Authority to go a step further and implement cultural sensitivity training, after a Sikh man's beard was cut off by some well-intentioned workers.

The organizations Policy Director Gian Singh Sandhu says they offered to do the training at no cost in 2008 after a similar incident, but were turned down and given assurances it wouldn't happen again, "We need to get some kind of an understanding from the Fraser Health Authority to come to grips with the educational aspect of it; and how do we achieve that? I think we've already approached them as an organization saying, look you failed the last time to take us up on our offer for education at no cost to you. We're still willing to do it and we need to do that."

Sandhu says the problem goes beyond the family of the man affected this time, and action is required for the Sikh community as a whole


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