Growing up as a Sikh in Vancouver, my turban was regularly knocked off by other children who thought it was funny. I thought one day such discrimination would have disappeared.
Forty years later we still have a Sikh gentleman fighting in an Ontario court for his right to practice his religion freely.
I served nine years in the Canadian Armed Forces with a turban and no one had a problem with it. British Columbia, Manitoba, Britain and India have no difficulty with a Sikh driving a motorcycle wearing his turban.
Vancouver police and RCMP allow Sikhs to wear their turbans.
I hope the Ontario Sikh motorcycle helmet law is appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada.
In my lifetime as a Canadian I want to see an end to the fight turban-wearing Sikhs must wage to freely practice their religion in our great country. [Link]
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