Growing List of Supporters of Laibar Singh

Posted by admin on Jan 25th, 2008

Despite popular perception and depiction, a wide range of supporters beyond the South Asian community support Mr. Singh including the Canadian Labour Congress, Hospital Employees Union, BC Coalition of People with Disabilities, McGill Refugee Research Project,  Council of Canadians BC/Yukon Chapter, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Multifaith Action Committee, Canadian Muslim Union, Jesuit Centre of Justice and Faith, Ligue des droits et libertés du Québec, Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society, Canadian Arab Federation, Student Christian Movement of Canada, Sikh Youth Union Toronto, Vancouver District Labour Council, Campaign for Democratic Media, Save our Rivers Society, Toronto Disabled Action Movement Now, Sikh Lawyers Association Toronto, Indigenous Free Skool, Solidarity Across Borders Montreal, No One Is Illegal Toronto, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Industrial Workers of the World, Vancouver Status of Women, La Surda Latin American Collective, Interfaith Community Consultative Committee of the SFU Interfaith Summer Institute, Students for a Democratic Society UBC, Grassroots Women, Halifax Coalition Against Poverty, Vancouver Catholic Worker, Immigrant Workers Centre Montreal, Canadian Youth Network for Asia Pacific Solidarity, Sudbury Against War and Occupation, Filipino Women’s Organization in Quebec, 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, No One Is Illegal Kingston, No One Is Illegal Quebec City, Peterborough Coalition Against Poverty, Fredericton Peace Coalition, Beats for Justice, and others.

A long list of South Asian community groups, along with gurudwaras and other faith groups support Mr. Laibar Singh including Gurdwara Kalgidhar Sikh Society Abbotsford, Sri Guru Ravidass society Burnaby, South Asian Human Rights Group of Canada, Dasmesh Darbar Surrey, Canadian Singh Sabbha Surrey, Gurdwara Dukhnivaran Surrey, Holy Satsang Foundation Surrey, Akali Singh Sikh Society Vancouver, BC Hindu Mandir Burnaby, Khalsa Diwan Society New Westminister, B.C. Khalsa Darbar Society, Gurudwara Khalsa Darbar Vancouver, Fraser Valley Hindu Temple Abbotsford, Guru Nanak Sikh Temple Surrey, Gurdwara Nanak Darbar Community Center in Parc Extension, the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar in Lasalle, the Gurdwara Sahib Quebec in Verdun, and others.

Individuals such as Michael A. Leitold of the Law Union of Ontario Steering Committee, Janet Cleveland who holds the Canada Research Chair in International Migration Law, noted authors and researchers Naomi Klein and Seth Klein, Professor Emeritus Roy Miki (Order of Canada), Kader Belaouni who has been in sanctuary in Montreal since Jan 2006, Sister Elizabeth Kelliher of the Fransican Sister of the Atonement, labour activists such as Dave Bleakney of CUPW and Frank Lee of CUPE, academics such as John Price, Nandita Sharma, Cynthia Wright, Gary Kinsman, Rita Wong, and Mary Jo Nadeau, and Rabble Editor Derrick O’Keefe have also lent their support to Mr. Singh. Mr. Laibar Singh has also received support from provincial MLA’s and federal MP’s from all political parties.

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