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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Montreal Gazette: Opinion: Attacks on Canadian soldiers wearing uniforms struck a nerve with Sikhs

Remembrance Day had particular significance for Canadians this year as we remembered not only the sacrifices of soldiers who died in the world wars, but also those soldiers who recently died in the line of duty. Canadians were shocked by the attacks last month on Canadian Forces members Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who died after being struck by a vehicle in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was gunned down while standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

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Toronto Star: Parliament Hill sergeant-at-arms hailed as hero in Ottawa

As sergeant-at-Arms, Vickers hasn’t been known to grant media interviews or seek the limelight. In 2011, after working to ensure the Sikh religious dagger, the kirpan, would not be banned from Parliament in Ottawa, Vickers was recognized with a special ceremony by the World Sikh Organization.

Parliament Hill sergeant-at-arms hailed as hero in Ottawa

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Toronto Star: Communal farm grows karma — and food for those in need

A university class assignment turns into a social enterprise that brings a community together — and fresh produce for food bank clients in Peel.

Communal farm grows karma — and food for those in need

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Surrey Now: World Sikh group targets violence against women

World Sikh group targets violence against women World Sikh group targets violence against women

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Peace Arch News: Murder charge after former Surrey temple leader's wife dies

In a call to action last week, the World Sikh Organization of Canada offered “access to a network of psychologists and counsellors who can assist with family dispute resolution issues.”

Murder charge after former Surrey temple leader's wife dies

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