Nav Bhatia, immigrated to Canada in 1984 from Delhi, making his name not only in the car industry but also winning the hearts of Sikh community living there by supporting Sikh youth in many ways. One such way is purchasing 3000 tickets for Sikh youth to go to the Raptors games in hopes that they will become involved in the sport.
In continuing the series Coming to Canada, how people who arrived through immigration helped shape Canadian culture, I remembered the current Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan. His story before coming to Canada is a fascinating one.
With federal elections coming in November, there is a lot of noise about Canada's immigration policies coming into question. Some think that those policies are too relaxed and open the doors to people taking advantage of Canada. Perhaps they are forgetting that much of our culture is built from immigrants that land on our shores. If it wasn't for our diversity we would not have much of the science, art and culture would not exist. I will be writing a series of articles about individuals who came to Canada and made a difference to our culture along the way.
One night while at work I was listening to CBC Radio One. I was listening to a show called "Breaking The Silence". I was listening to Ted Quewezance of the Keeseekoose First Nation speak about the time he broke his silence, being one of the survivors of Canada's residential schools. He spoke about when he was telling his experience, people tried to silence him.
In 1917 Halifax Nova Scotia seen the largest pre-atomic man made explosion. The explosion happened due to human error and seen a city in ruin in it's aftermath. When thinking of this disaster and the potential casualties that could of been taken if it was not for a dispatcher Patrick Vincent Coleman.