Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal.Handout Ex-Liberal MP who resigned this week under treatment for gambling problem, prime minister’s office says The Ontario MP who abruptly resigned his seat this week is being treated for a gambling problem that caused him to rack up considerable personal debt, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office confirmed Friday. Raj […]
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Former B.C. premier decries “religionization” of Canadian politics A former B.C. NDP premier and one-time federal Liberal cabinet minister has some sobering words concerning the erosion of the separation of church and state in Canada in the wake of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent “religious pilgrimage” to India. “In this story, there are larger issues […]
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/raj-grewal-to-step-down-1.4916960 Liberal MP Raj Grewal shown here in the House of Commons is leaving federal politics. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press) Liberal MP Raj Grewal is citing “personal and medical reasons” for his decision to quit federal politics, according to a posting on his Facebook page. “Yesterday, I informed the Chief Government Whip that I will be resigning […]
https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/ngo-urges-canada-to-give-asylum-to-afghan-sikhs-hindus/story-0cFPRcyqN4r208HOXFWxGI.html The Canada India Foundation (CIF), a non-profit organisation, has urged Canada to accept Sikh and Hindu minority communities from Afghanistan as refugees following the killing of 19 Sikhs by an IS suicide bomber in Jalalabad. “This dastardly act is yet another sign of the continuing victimisation of the religious minorities in Afghanistan and Pakistan […]
UNITED SIKHS Calls Upon Canadian Prime Minister and House of Commons to Provide Asylum To Afghan Minorities
Douglas Todd: Why Sikhs are so powerful in Canadian politics The Sikh connection had been working well for Justin Trudeau, as it did for Jean Chretien. Punjabi Canadians, most of whom are Sikh, gave Trudeau a big leg up in nabbing the leadership of the federal Liberal party, which soon led him to the commanding heights of […]
Douglas Todd: Canadian Hindus struggling with Sikh activism Suresh Kurl, a Hindu and former UBC professor, feels regret for the way in 1984 that the government of India, which is a predominantly Hindu country, launched a military attack on Sikhs’ main temple in Amritsar. But he doesn’t appreciate NDP leader Jagmeet Singh constantly “poking his […]
Sikh group plans to hold Khalistan referendum polling in Canadian cities in 2020 Sikhs attend a rally calling for a referendum on the creation of a Sikh state called Khalistan, Sept. 9, 2018, in Brampton, Ont.
Punjabi Canadian highlights South Asian diaspora's rich history in B.C.