World Sikh Organization Supports Inclusive Public Education

The World Sikh Organization Canada expresses support for the funding of faith-based schools that meet provincial standards.

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WSO Expresses Concern over TSA's Headgear Screening Policy

The World Sikh Organization (WSO) expresses concern over the recent policy change by the US Transport Security Administration (TSA) which specifically includes the turban as an example of something that could be used to hide non-metallic threat items and allows for secondary screening and pat-downs. While we appreciate the utmost need to ensure security for all air travellers, WSO is concerned that the specific targeting of the turban as a security threat will have an enormous negative impact on the Sikh community.

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World Sikh Organization Welcomes Passport Canada Apology

The Word Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) welcomes the announcement by Passport Canada that they will be offering an apology and issuing travel documents to the Sidhu family of Surrey, British Columbia. The Sidhu children's passport applications had been rejected due to the wearing of Sikh religious head-gear.

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World Sikh Organization Expresses Concern over Rejected Passport Applications

The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) expresses concern over the rejected passport applications of three young Sikh children, Gurmant Singh Sidhu, Gurleen Kaur Sidhu and Ravneet Kaur Sidhu of Surrey, British Columbia.

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Breaking the Silence

The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) has read the story "Operation Silence" by Tehelka.com with considerable interest.

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World Sikh Organization Welcomes CIC Name Change Policy

The Word Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) welcomes Canada Immigration & Citizenship (CIC) Minister, The Hon. Diane Finley's statement clarifying that Sikh applicants for immigration will not be required to change their surnames of "Singh" and "Kaur".

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World Sikh Organization Condemns Unfair Name Change Policy

The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) expresses its concern and disappointment over Canadian immigration policy forbidding Sikh immigration-applicants from using their names of Singh or Kaur.

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Decade Long Immigration Ban On Singh/Kaur

It came to light in July 2007 that there had been a ban on the use of the last names Singh and Kaur preventing people with those lasts names from immigrating to Canada. A spokeperson for Canadian Citizenship and Immigration confirmed that the ban had been in place for a decade. Immediately after this news became public, the World Sikh Organization sent the following letter to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration for Canada. The policy was subsequently withdrawn.

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World Sikh Organization encourages Witnesses to come forward

The World Sikh Organization (WSO) shares its disappointment with fellow Canadians, that potentially crucial testimony regarding the AI-182 disaster on June 23, 1985 cannot be heard due to fears for the safety of the witnesses.

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VIA Raul On A Better Track

The World Sikh Organization is pleased with VIA Rail's agreement to finally permit devout Sikh passengers to travel while keeping their articles of faith intact. The changes in policy made by VIA Rail and instituted on January 12, 2007, recognize the significance of the Sikh code of conduct mandated for all practicing Sikhs.

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