National Legion issues policy reminder after Sikh man told to remove turban. The Sikh man who was told by staff at the Royal Canadian Legion in Tignish to remove his turban last week says he’s pleased with how the Legion has responded to the incident.The president of the Tignish Legion, Stephen Gallant, has publicly apologized to Jaswinder Singh for what Gallant says was an unfortunate misunderstanding. He said staff didn’t realize the smaller head covering Singh was wearing that night, was in fact a form of a turban called a patka. Sikh man gets apology after a P.E.I. Legion told him to remove his turban. The Legion president told CBC on Friday that staff will receive more education and training, aimed at preventing a similar incident from happening again.“I really like this,” Singh told the CBC on Sunday. “If they educate their staff about their own rules and the different religions, then they won’t do this kind of thing to anyone else.” National Legion hopes incident ‘was an anomaly’. While many Legions across Canada don’t allow hats and other head coverings out of respect for veterans, the organization’s national policy is to make an exception for members and visitors wearing a head covering for religious reasons.
For more news updates Follow and Like us on Facebook