CBC: Immigration Watch flyer in Brampton not hate crime, police say

Flyer juxtaposes photos of Caucasians and Sikhs

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Globe and Mail: Overturned turban ban a painful memory for Quebec soccer player

But Balpreet Singh, spokesperson for the World Sikh Organization of Canada, says that it is the spontaneous response of other Canadians, and the unity within the Sikh community itself, that will be the positive memory many will take away from the events of last summer, now put to rest, at least on the soccer pitch by FIFA’s written directive.

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Ottawa Citizen: Canada to allow Sikh kirpans in its embassies and missions abroad

Eight years after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that kirpans – the ceremonial daggers worn by those of the Sikh faith – could be safely brought into schools under certain conditions, they will now be allowed into all Canadian embassies and missions abroad.

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Le Devoir: Des sikhs en cour contre l’Assemblée nationale

Ottawa — Le port du kirpan à l’Assemblée nationale pourrait ne pas rester interdit éternellement. Deux sikhs contestent devant les tribunaux les règles de sécurité qui les ont empêchés, il y a trois ans, de s’adresser aux parlementaires parce qu’ils le portaient, a appris Le Devoir. Ils espèrent maintenant que le nouveau premier ministre Philippe Couillard intervienne pour que la cause n’ait jamais à être entendue.

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CJAD Montreal: Sikhs seeking to overturn National Assembly kirpan ban

Two Sikhs who filed a court challenge to the ban on wearing kirpans in the National Assembly, say they are hoping that negotiations with the new Liberal government will allow them to drop the case.

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Le Devoir: Ottawa accueille le kirpan dans ses ambassades

Ottawa — Alors que les péquistes jaugent la part de responsabilité de la charte des valeurs dans leur déconfiture électorale, Ottawa s’élance résolument dans une direction opposée. Le gouvernement fédéral a annoncé lundi que le port du kirpan serait désormais autorisé dans toutes les ambassades et missions canadiennes à l’étranger.

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CBC: Anti-immigration flyers upset Brampton residents

Pamphlet distributed by B.C.-based group contrasts predominantly white past with Sikh immigrants of today

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Montreal Gazette: Muslim groups call on Quebec government to rebuild bridges after divisive charter debate

MONTREAL — Religious groups that felt targeted during the divisive debate over the Parti Québécois’s proposed charter of values have called on premier-elect Philippe Couillard to help mend fences between Quebecers and restore the province’s reputation as a welcoming place for immigrants.

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Toronto Star: Meet Canada’s defender of the faiths

Sikhs are also impressed. “Bennett has taken the time to understand the faith and concerns we have for co-religionists abroad,” said Balpreet Singh Boparai of the World Sikh Organization of Canada. “We brought up issues we are facing in Afghanistan, Pakistan, religious freedom in India and banning of turbans in France. He listened closely. I think he is doing a marvelous job.”

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Vancouver Province: Surrey woman seeks justice for husband wasting away on death row

According to the World Sikh Organization (WSO) of Canada, who’s been helping in the fight for justice, Bhullar’s last trial saw one of three judges acquit him, claiming there was no evidence, including that none of the 133 witnesses even identified him as a suspect. But the other two judges used Bhullar’s forced confession to sentence him to death.

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