Ottawa: (September 24, 2020) The World Sikh Organization of Canada is disappointed by the RCMP’s refusal to accommodate bearded Sikh officers. The officers have been removed from frontline policing duties since March 31 2020 due to their religiously mandated facial hair. The affected officers have been placed on desk duty for almost six months as the RCMP says that the N100 mask does not seal with facial hair. The wearing of the mask however, is not mandatory and left to front line officers’ discretion and only necessary after an assessment of risk factors.read moreOttawa (September 16, 2020): The World Sikh Organization of Canada joins calls for the retraction of the report entitled “Khalistan: a Project of Pakistan”, published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. The report is authored by controversial, retired CBC journalist, Terry Milewski and includes an introduction by former politician, Ujjal Dosanjh, and former Conservative staffer, Shuvaloy Majumdar. Published on September 9, 2020, the report claims that the Khalistan movement is driven by Pakistan and that Sikh activism in Canada- a “predictable drumbeat of victimization, persecution and genocide commemoration….[is] part of a stunningly orchestrated campaign that seduces the best intentions of earnest politicians.”read more
ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫ਼ਤਿਹ On August 12, 2019, I will be stepping down as the Executive Director of the World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) as I move on to a new endeavour.read moreThis past week, at our annual Brampton Community Dinner and Ottawa Parliamentary Reception, we remembered the 35th anniversary of the Indian army invasion of the Darbar Sahib Complex, a direct attack on our identity and sovereignty (we will be hosting our Surrey Community Dinner later this week).read more
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