This week we cover the French and English media's reaction to Bill 21, and our analysis of the coverage on Bill 21, religious minorities and more.
This is the final part of the Special Series on Quebec's Bill 21.
For Part 2 of our Special Series on Quebec we are joined by Jennifer Guyver to explore what Bill 21 means for diversity, inclusion and racism in Canada.
Jennifer is a PhD candidate in the School of Religious Studies at McGill University. Her fields of research are secularism in Quebec, religion and human rights, and the philosophy of Charles Taylor. She has been avidly advocating for the cause and writing many op-eds and articles in the media concerning secularism and what is happening in Quebec.
We are also once again joined by Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) and Amrit Kaur (VP Quebec, WSO), and moderated by Jaskaran Singh Sandhu (ED, WSO).
We are in Montreal for a special series on Quebec's Bill 21, with special guests Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf), Rev. Diane Rollert (Coalition Inclusive Quebec), Sameer Zuberi (NCCM) and Amrit Kaur (VP Quebec, WSO), and moderated by Jaskaran Singh Sandhu (ED, WSO).
We explore how we got here with Bill 21, what secularism means in Quebec, the plight of minorities in the province, and what can be done next.
Watch this space for further installments of this Special Series in the coming days.
This month we talk about the Terror Report being kind of fixed, Indian elections and the Punjab staying Modi-Mukt (Editor's Note: this episode was recorded before the Indian elections results were declared), new examples of Indian interference in Sikh Canadian affairs, a bomb threat and pictures of soldiers at Nagar Kirtans, and finally we speak to the Canadian director of Khalsa Aid about their publicly acclaimed Lapata exhibit in Vancouver!
On April 6, 2019, the WSO held a panel conversation with Sikh women working in the backrooms of politics as campaign managers, advisers, and staffers, across the political spectrum and levels of government.
We discussed the challenges and successes that Sikh women face in politics, and how the Sikh community can better support women in the political space.
This event was part of the 2019 Ontario Sikh Heritage Month programming at PAMA!
KaursVote is a new initiative by the World Sikh Organization of Canada.
This month we talk about Quebec's religious symbols ban bill, Bill 21, and its impact on Sikh Quebecois, the rise of white nationalist and supremacists in Canada, and the very real fear of foreign interference in the upcoming Canadian federal elections.
A monthly podcast covering current affairs from a Sikh Canadian perspective. This month we talk about Jagmeet Singh's historic victory, national security and the terror report, the SNC-Lavalin scandal and the Government of India influencing University Sikh Studies across North America.