Sikh Organisation Sues Canadian Broadcaster

July 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindustan Times

A Sikh organisation has filed a $110 million lawsuit against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for allegedly linking it to terrorism and damaging the reputation of the Sikh community.

The lawsuit filed by the World Sikh Organisation (WSO) on Tuesday also named CBC reporter Terry Milewski and Legislator Ujjal Dosanjh for comments they made in the June 28, 2007 documentary titled Samosa Politics that was aired on television.

The organisation alleged that the documentary contained several factual misrepresentations, The Star reported.

"It is the WSO's view that the CBC documentary contained significant and numerous factual misrepresentations," said Gian Singh Sandhu, a policy advisor with the group's Canadian body.