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May 24, 2012

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Letters to the Editor
The Toronto Sun

Tarek Fatah is wrong to suggest I or anyone else “forced” Toronto Police to allow Khalsa Sikhs to wear kirpans in courtrooms. Acting Deputy Chief Jeff McGuire said the police were “pleased to have worked cooperatively to arrive at a procedure which recognizes the needs and rights of the Sikh community and the obligation to provide a safe, secure and accessible courthouse environment." The settlement (NOT an “OHRC decision” as the caption to the article says) respects the religious rights of Khalsa Sikhs and the need to have security at courthouses.

Yours truly,
Barbara Hall, B.A., LL.B, Ph.D (hon.)
Chief Commissioner