Globe and Mail: Canadian Sikhs: The shaming of the majority by the brutality of the few

Mainstream Sikhs condemn recent outbreaks of violence in Ontario, threats in B.C., but admonish those who suggest extremism is flourishing

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The Province: Some key dates in a century of Sikhism in B.C.

Today, the number of Sikhs in Canada is approximately 300,000.

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Canwest News Service: Vaisakhi celebration: A community of givers

Doling out the hot jelebis at the communal kitchen in Surrey's Dasmesh Darbar Sikh temple, Babar Singh Tumber calls out to a group of young men enjoying his fare to remind them of the work to be done.

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CKNW: An apology just won't cut it this time

The World Sikh Organization of Canada wants the Fraser Health Authority to go a step further and implement cultural sensitivity training, after a Sikh man's beard was cut off by some well-intentioned workers.

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Surrey Leader: Apology for beard cutting incident not enough, Sikh leader says

A non-profit group that represents Sikh interests in Canada says the Fraser Health Authority (FHA) must do more than say it is sorry about an incident where a nurse cut off the beard of an elderly Sikh man shortly before he died.

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Vancouver Province: Sikhs demand education training

And now the World Sikh Organization of Canada is demanding that the president and CEO of the Fraser Health Authority implement a formal education training program for all its staff.

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Toronto Star: Sikhs protest Toronto visit by Indian minister

An Indian minister’s visit and a private meeting with Premier Dalton McGuinty have unleashed a political maelstrom among Sikhs in the Toronto area, who say they will work to unseat the Liberals.

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Toronto Star: Sikhs plan protest over politician's visit

“Canada has a standing in the world for upholding human rights, and when I see my government sponsoring events where a man accused of killing hundreds of Sikhs gets a platform, it makes me very angry,” said Amanpreet Bal, of the World Sikh Organization. “His visit is a slap in the face to the Sikh community, for whom the issue of prosecuting the guilty is still very much a live issue.”

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CBC: B.C. Sikh community raises $1.5M for Haiti

A Sikh temple and three South Asian radio stations in the Metro Vancouver area say they've raised $1.5 million in donations and pledges for victims of the Haitian earthquake.

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Globe and Mail: The new face of Canada's Sikhs

Nineteen-year-old Gursimran Kaur puts gender equality and fighting domestic violence at the top of her agenda as a new member of the management committee at one of the largest Sikh temples in North America.

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