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WaheguruJiKaKhalsaWaheguruJiKiFateh! Quebec's Sikhs need your help! Bill 21 bans all public sector employees like teachers, police, and lawyers from wearing any religious symbols. This means that Sikhs can not work while wearing their Dastar, Kara, or Kirpan. This law cannot be struck down by a judge for its violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms due to the Quebec provincial government's use of the notwithstanding clause. The Federal government is capable of repealing the law (disallowment) but they will only do so if the public forces them to. Disallowment can also only happen within 1 year of the bill's passing. Time is running out. Every Sikh in Canada needs to contact their Member of Parliament through email and phone to say that this law violates human rights and needs to be repealed. Bill 21 Awareness Resources In this link, multiple documents to spread awareness are attached. The word document for the small flyers can be printed black and white, double sided, and cut into four. You can add in your MP's information before printing, or just print it as is if your area has multiple MPs. Everything helps. Please hand them out at your local Gurdwara and other public places. To find your MP and their contact information, use this link: Find your MP Make sure to use your postal code for the search. If you use your city name you might end up with the wrong MP. The poster is attached as word, pdf, and jpg. It should be put up in all local Gurdwaras and other public places. Share the jpg and have it displayed on any TV screens. The announcement document can be changed to Punjabi font and given to people to make announcements at Gurdwaras. Announcements need to be made multiple times everyday. Anyone is welcome to modify anything if it needs improvement. Please sign the WSO petition: WSO Quebec Petition The response of Canadian Sikhs has been disappointing and weak. It is as if we don't care that the Sikhs of Quebec lost a lot of careers. There are about 500 000 Sikhs in Canada. That petition should have more than 500 000 signatures by now. If all Sikhs had recognized their duty to the Panth, then that would have been the case. Instead, there are, at this point, only about 2000. We should be ashamed. Take initiative to contact your MP and sign the petition. Take initiative to make everyone else in your family, Sangat, and community contact your MP, by email and phone, and sign the petition. If you don't do it, no one else will. If you are lazy now, then what face will you show to Guru Sahib? Think about it carefully. If we fail to put enough pressure on the Federal government, then they will not use their disallowment powers. And when 1 year passes, it will be too late and the only hope then will be for a new Quebec provincial government that is willing to change the law to be elected. This is unlikely due to the number of imbeciles in Quebec that are racist or don't recognize the human right to practice one's religion. So disallowment is the best hope that we have. Do not let the Sikhs of Quebec down; help in any way that you can!
singhbj singh posted a topic in WHAT'S HAPPENING?ਕਹਤੇਪਵਿਤ੍ਰਸੁਣਤੇਸਭਿਧੰਨੁਲਿਖਤੀਂਕੁਲੁਤਾਰਿਆਜੀਉ ॥ Those who chant are sanctified. All those who listen are blessed, and those who write save their ancestors. Ang 81, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee The art of writing Gurbani has vanished from the Sikh households. We are reliant upon the printing firms to publish Gurbani for us. Needless to mention, this has led to desecration of our scriptures in the recent years. The pristine tradition of writing the holy text was started and prescribed by the Gurus themselves. Guru Arjun Dev Ji had Bhai Gurdas Ji write the first Adi Granth, while many Gursikhs present in the attendance of Guru Gobind Singh Ji also penned Gurbani. These Gursikhs included Baba Deep Singh Ji and Bhai Mani Singh Ji. No wonder, they were amazingly enlightened souls! The objective of the workshop is to introduce our youth to the beauty of writing Gurbani with our own hands and instruments. There are only ten spaces availbale for this event. Please register using this link https://goo.gl/forms/xWza2b52GezAfhNy2. Specific guidelines for the prepartion of the workshop will be emailed to the registered candidates. N.B. Please note basic familarity with Punjabi language is required for this activity. Gurbani Calligraphy - A Workshop on Writing Gurbani InterestedGoing Invite Public · Hosted by McGill Sikh Students' Association Place : HSSL - Cyberthèque Pod 1 Redpath Library Building, 3459 Rue McTavish clock 8 November at 18:00–19:30 EST Next Week About McGill Sikh Students' Association McGill Sikh Students' Association Community The McGill Sikh Students' Association is a club under SSMU that aims to increase knowledge about Sikhism. Email us at email@example.com
http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/ifab/news/newsid=2109325/index.html?intcmp=fifacom_hp_module_about_fifa We should thank FIFA. Shame on QSF!!!Dont forget your racist backyard comments FIFA statement on head covers (FIFA.com) Friday 14 June 2013 Share © Foto-net FIFA has sent a letter to the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) on 13 June 2013 to inform the CSA that: Following communication between the CSA and FIFA, the matter related to Law 4 The Players Equipment, the use of head covers and the situation arisen within the CSA has been presented to the members of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) for discussion. The IFAB has exceptionally agreed to extend the conditions of the current experiment previously approved by IFAB in October 2012 (as per FIFA circular no. 1322, see PDF on the right hand side), and to allow male players in Canada to wear head covers as well, as long as the following conditions are respected: The head cover must: be of the same colour as the jersey be in keeping with the professional appearance of the players equipment not be attached to the jersey not pose any danger to the player wearing it or any other player (e.g. opening/closing mechanism around neck) The letter sent by FIFA to the CSA on 13 June 2013 authorises the CSA to permit all players to wear head covers as described above, in all areas and on all levels of the Canadian football community. This matter will once again be discussed by the IFAB in October 2013, before a final decision is reached at the next Annual General Meeting of the IFAB, taking place in March 2014.
khaljee posted a topic in WHAT'S HAPPENING?Series of reports including Le Devoir and several radio stations reporting this, also a press release issued that includes names of 'author and religious authority' as well as Sikh temple leader. What is this???? http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.ledevoir.com/sports/soccer/380779/vingt-equipes-de-soccer-ontariennes-privees-d-un-tournoi-a-montreal&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dledevoir%2Bbikram%2Blamba%26biw%3D871%26bih%3D555 PRESS RELEASE http://www..org/newspics/2013/06%20June%202013/15%20June%2013/15%20June%2013%20Traitor%20Bikram%20Lamba.htm Radio Broadcasts (Bikram Lamba) THESE RADIO BROADCASTS ARE BEING SENT TO ALL MEDIA and PROPAGATED ON TWITTER !! http://tinyurl.com/l39f6cu http://tinyurl.com/n3mmtk9