1. Canada’s Brampton city gets first turbaned Sikh Harkirat Singh as deputy mayor
Brampton city in the Canadian province of Ontario got its first turbaned Sikh deputy mayor with the appointment of Harkirat Singh .A release by the Brampton City Council said that Harkirat Singh, who represents wards 9 and 10, has been appointed deputy mayor from 2022-26. The deputy mayor presides at council and other committee meetings and assumes ceremonial and civic event duties on behalf of the mayor if the mayor is absent or unavailable.
Prior to his role as councillor, he served a four-year term as school trustee at the Peel District School Board.
In the present Canadian Parliament there are 18 Sikhs members.Currently Harjit Sajjan, Bardish Chagger are the two Sikhs who are ministers in the Justin Trudeau government in Canada.
2. Canada prohibits the sale purchase or transfer of handguns
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The Canadian government's strict handgun control law which prohibits the sale, purchase or transfer of handguns within Canada took effect on 21 October 2022. The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the measure builds on earlier efforts banning handgun imports.
In August 2022 the government had banned the import of handguns in the country.
Canada has one of the highest gun homicide rates in the developed countries after the United States of America and in the majority of cases a handgun has been used as a weapon for crime.
To control the crime a series of tough anti-handgun measures were announced by the Canadian government.
It is the second largest country in the world in area after Russia.
It lies in the North American Continent.
It shares the longest land boundary(8,890 Km) in the world with the United States of America.
The 49th Parallel is the international boundary between Canada and the United States of America.
Capital : Ottawa
Currency : Canadian dollar
Head of the State : King of Britain is the King of Canada.
Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau