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Punjab Is More Important To Canada Than The Whole India

Punjab Is More Important To Canada Than The Whole India

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Today, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visting Amritsar where he has a meeting with Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh. Since 2003, all the Canadian PMs have visited Amritsar during their trips to India.

Punjab Is More Important To Canada Than New Delhi

Punjab Is More Important To Canada Than The Whole India

  • 5 lakh Sikhs are living in Canada.
  • Sikhs comprise 1.5 percent of the total population of Canada.
  • In India, the Sikhs are 1.72 of the country’s population.
  • Justin Trudeau has more Sikhs in his cabinet than his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi does.
  • Moreover, Canada’s New Democratic Party chief Jagmeet Singh, a Sikh-Canadian, is also seen as the contender for the Left party to defeat Justin Trudeau.
  • According to a survey, 69 percent of Canadians would consider voting for a party led by a Sikh man.

Justin apologised in the Canadian Parliament for the Komagata Maru incident

Punjab Is More Important To Canada Than The Whole India

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Two years back, while registering apology, Justin said: “This year, we mark the 102nd anniversary of Komagata Maru incident. The passengers of the ship, like the millions of immigrants to Canada since, were seeking refuge and a better life for their families. With so much to contribute to their new home, which was Canada, and we failed them utterly.”

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