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Canada apologizes for 1914 rejection of Asian migrant ship Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologizes, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, for a 1914 Canadian government decision that barred most of the passengers of the Komagata Maru from entering the country. Canadian officials refused to allow the Indians in, even though they were British subjects just like every other Canadian of the time. The chartered vessel was carrying 376 Indian passengers, nearly all of them Sikhs, bound for what they thought would be a new life in Canada. (Adrian
Komagata Maru Stamp Honours Sikh Pioneers Who Faced Racism From Canada But Critics Say Federal Government Must Give Official Apology To Make Such Honours Meaningful! While the stamp honours Sikh pioneers who made such great sacrifices and faced such harsh racism in Canada – critics say such gestures are meaningless without an official apology from the government of Canada, something that was given to Chinese-Canadians by Stephen Harper Conservatives who somehow feel South Asians-Indo-Canadians are not worthy. Prof Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation organizer and founder Sahib Thind tol