On­tario govern­ment to al­low Sikhs to ride mo­tor­cy­cles with­out hel­mets

Asian Journal - - FRONT PAGE -

govern­ment said Wed­nes­day that the ex­emp­tion, which goes into ef­fect Oct. 18, will rec­og­nize Sikh mo­tor­cy­cle rid­ers’ civil rights and re­li­gious ex­pres­sion.

“The safety of our roads will al­ways re­main a pri­or­ity,” Premier Doug Ford said in a state­ment. “But our govern­ment also be­lieves that in­di­vid­u­als have per­sonal ac­count­abil­ity and re­spon­si­bil­ity with re­spect to their own well-be­ing.”

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