Globe and Mail: Raitt says airport security has ‘non-discriminatory’ tools to maintain safety

OTTAWA — The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2015 2:10PM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2015 2:27PM EDT

The federal transport minister says there’s no need to re-impose a rule that required passengers to remove religious headgear when going through airport security.

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CBC: Policy reversed on head covering searches at airports

By Chris Brown, CBC News Posted: Jun 17, 2015 12:41 PM PT Last Updated: Jun 17, 2015 1:43 PM PT

The Harper government has swiftly reversed a new policy at Canadian airports that required turbaned Sikhs and others in head coverings to automatically submit to a secondary search for explosive residue.

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The Province: Feds cancel turban pat-down screening for flights within Canada

Feds cancel turban pat-down screening for flights within Canada

BY CHERYL CHAN, THE PROVINCE JUNE 17, 2015

Ottawa has cancelled a new airport screening policy that subjected Sikhs to mandatory pat-downs of their turbans.

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Toronto Star: Ottawa cancels security policy on headgear

By: Nicholas Keung Immigration reporter, Published on Tue Jun 16 2015

Ottawa has abruptly reversed a new airport screening policy, decried by Sikhs as discriminatory, that required secondary inspection of religious headgear.

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The Province: National Sikh group calls on federal gov’t to suspend new airport security procedure targeting turbans

BY CHERYL CHAN, THE PROVINCE JUNE 16, 2015

A national Sikh group says recent changes to airport screening procedures discriminate against Sikhs who wear turbans.

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Times of India: WSO urges Canadian PM to raise their concerns during Modi's visit

Yudhvir Rana

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ludhiana/WSO-urges-Canadian-PM-to-raise-their-concerns-during-Modis-visit/articleshow/46871575.cms

Amritsar:  While a few Sikh organizations having announced holding parallel rallies and protests during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Canada, others have called upon Canadian government to raise their concerns with Modi.

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Globe and Mail - Canadian Sikhs aim to question Indian PM Modi about human-rights issues

KIM MACKRAEL

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-sikhs-aim-to-question-modi-about-human-rights-issues/article23874215/

Ottawa - Canadian Sikh organizations are hoping to use a highly anticipated visit by Narendra Modi next week to raise questions about the popular Indian Prime Minister’s record on human rights and religious freedom.

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Toronto Star: Purported spiritual healers a widespread problem

Purported spiritual healers a widespread problem
The problem of purported gurus preying on the vulnerable is wider than the case of Mohammad Umar Ashrafi.

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The Province: World Sikh Organization to spread Valentine’s cheer across the Lower Mainland

Although the community doesn’t recognize Valentine’s Day, the World Sikh Organization (WSO) will be spreading some festive cheer at local shelters on Saturday.

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Toronto Star: Faith is often a visual marker of identity — but also a source of discomfort

Faith is often a visual marker of identity — but also a source of discomfort
It’s a Canadian paradox: We identify human rights and freedoms as among our most important values. Yet many struggle to accept something as simple as a headscarf.

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