Ontario Sikhs to get OK to ride motorcycles without helmets: Ford

Bhupinder Singh rides a motorcycle without a helmet in Edmonton on May 9, 2018. Ed Kaiser/Postmedia The Doug Ford government will permit Sikhs to ride motorcycles without helmets. “We promised to establish a helmet exemption for Sikh motorcyclists,” Ford said in a statement Wednesday. “Today we are taking action […]

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Sikh Motorcyclists in Mississauga No Longer Required to Wear a Helmet

It’s official. Sikh motorcyclists in Ontario will no longer be required to wear a helmet. According to a recent news release, Premier Doug Ford and Prabmeet Sarkaria, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, announced today, Oct. 10, that the Ontario government is making moves […]

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Poet’s new book looks at her identity as a Punjabi Sikh woman living in B.C.

Harman Kaur, a 21-year-old writer from Abbotsford, reads from her new book, Phulkari, a 150-page collection of her poems, which she says is a reflection of her identity as a Punjabi Sikh woman living in Canada. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News “Mother / allow me to grow / and do not […]

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World Sikh Organization welcomes Ontario motorcycle helmet exemption for Sikhs

WSO President Mukhbir Singh. THE World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomed Wednesday’s announcement by the Ontario Government to exempt turbaned Sikh motorcyclists from helmet requirements as of October 18. Last week, MPP Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria introduced a bill to amend the Highway Traffic Act to exempt turban wearers from […]

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Ontario government to allow Sikhs to ride motorcycles without helmets

TORONTO — Ontario will soon allow turban-wearing Sikhs to ride motorcycles without helmets, joining three other provinces in providing the exemption. The Progressive Conservative government said Wednesday that the exemption — which goes into effect Oct. 18 — will recognize Sikh motorcycle riders’ civil rights and religious expression. “The […]

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