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However, the Canadian Government did not prevent the use of the illegal scare tactics being used to monitor immigration and prevent Sikhs from seeking employment, and this soon resulted in the cessation of all Indian immigration to Canada.

The Canadian Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier claimed that Indians were unsuited to life in the Canadian climate.

They were portrayed as being riddled with trachoma and as being unclean in general.

To strengthen these racist characterizations, a song called White Canada Forever was created.

Since gay marriage was legalised in 2005, more than 15,000 same-sex couples have exchanged vows in Canada.

More than 5,000 of those couples travelled to Canada specifically to take advantage of the...

As with the large numbers of Japanese and Chinese workers already present in Canada, many white workers resented those immigrants, and directed their ill-will toward the Sikhs, who were easily recognized by their beards and turbans.

Punjabis were accused of having a caste system, an idea that goes against the foundations of Sikhism.

Unlike in India, Sikhs form the main religious group among South Asian immigrants in Canada.

In India, Sikhs comprise 1.72% of the population, while Hindus make up the largest religious group at close to 79.8%.

The first Sikh pioneers came to the Abbotsford area in 1905 and originally worked on farms and in the lumber industry.

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