Humboldt Broncos bus crash

B00Mer

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Is that really what is being paid of just what youve heard?

Companies hire immigrants from India.. they are sponsored and can’t leave the company..

They are considered “trainees” and get $0.28

I don’t want to name the companies that do this, because well I make money off these clowns too..

But yes, that is what the “New Canadians” are paid..

Worse, is the abuse and the way they are treated by customers, yelling at them for being slow to back up, not speaking perfect English.. just for being East Indian.. Canada I’d say is more racist than the USA.. Texans don’t treat them the same way..

However, Canada needs to get off paper logs.. to easy to abuse.. and the companies regularly edit and redo log books.
 

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I’m probably one of the odd drivers that believe that every truck should have electronic logs…

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… and at the very least an outwardly facing camera on 24/7

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My camera uploads the video to the Internet and cost me about $40/month

It’s tied direct into the ECM so it shows GPS and speed.. it has gotten me out of tickets 👍
 

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Companies hire immigrants from India.. they are sponsored and can’t leave the company..

They are considered “trainees” and get $0.28

I don’t want to name the companies that do this, because well I make money off these clowns too..

But yes, that is what the “New Canadians” are paid..

Worse, is the abuse and the way they are treated by customers, yelling at them for being slow to back up, not speaking perfect English.. just for being East Indian.. Canada I’d say is more racist than the USA.. Texans don’t treat them the same way..

However, Canada needs to get off paper logs.. to easy to abuse.. and the companies regularly edit and redo log books.
There are immigration brokers who set up 4 immigrant families with visas then hit the auctions for a tractor that will pass spec. These guys are indebt and scared shitless of losing.their visas. If they do, they still owe the the "brokers" a shit tonne. Its a trap.
 

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Trucker who caused Broncos crash loses latest bid to stay in Canada
Author of the article:Canadian Press
Canadian Press
Bill Graveland
Published Dec 14, 2023 • Last updated 2 days ago • 2 minute read

A judge dismissed applications on Thursday from the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash and was fighting deportation back to India.


Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was sentenced to eight years in prison for causing the 2018 crash in Saskatchewan that killed 16 people and injured 13 others. He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving charges.


The rookie Calgary trucker, a newly married permanent resident, barrelled through a stop sign at a rural intersection near Tisdale, Sask., and drove into the path of the bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game.

Sidhu was granted parole earlier this year and the Canada Border Services Agency had recommended he be deported.

Sidhu’s lawyer, Michael Greene, argued before Federal Court in September that border services officials didn’t consider Sidhu’s previously clean criminal record and remorse.

Greene asked that the agency be ordered to conduct a second review of the case and set aside the decision.


“The facts underlying Mr. Sidhu’s applications to this court were devastating for everyone involved. Many lives were lost, others were torn apart, and many hopes and dreams were shattered,” Chief Justice Paul Crampton wrote in his decision.

“Unfortunately, nothing this court decides can change much of those truly tragic consequences.”

Crampton said border officials were fair in their assessment and addressed both Sidhu’s record and “extraordinary degree of genuine, heart-wrenching remorse.”

“The officer’s decision was appropriately justified, transparent and intelligible,” Crampton wrote. “It also reflected an internally coherent and rational chain of analysis, and meaningfully engaged with the key issues raised by Mr. Sidhu.”


He said Sidhu now faces removal to India, after spending years of hard work establishing a life with his wife in Canada.

The judge added that Sidhu can still ask for permanent resident status on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

Chris Joseph of St. Albert, Alta., whose 20-year-old son, Jaxon, was killed in the crash, had been calling for Sidhu’s deportation.

“It’s the right decision and sends the right message,” Joseph said Thursday after learning of the judge’s ruling.

“It’s been five years of pain for our family and many other families … for all of us, it’s been ongoing pain that’s never left.”
 
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Deportation hearing set for trucker who caused fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash
Author of the article:Canadian Press
Canadian Press
Bill Graveland
Published Apr 08, 2024 • 2 minute read
A deportation hearing for Sidhu, the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash six years ago, has been scheduled for next month.
A deportation hearing for Sidhu, the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash six years ago, has been scheduled for next month.
CALGARY — A deportation hearing for the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash six years ago has been scheduled for next month.


Lawyer Michael Greene said Monday the hearing for his client Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is to be held May 24.


“It was an inevitability. I mean, the (immigration) minister could always decide not to go ahead with it, but it doesn’t seem to be happening at this point anyway,” Greene said in an interview.

“There’s nothing to contest. You’re convicted or you’re not. All they have to establish is he’s not a citizen and that he was convicted.”



Sidhu was sentenced to eight years in prison for causing the 2018 crash in Saskatchewan that killed 16 people and injured 13 others. He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving charges.


The rookie Calgary trucker, a newly married permanent resident from India, barrelled through a stop sign at a rural intersection near Tisdale, Sask., and drove into the path of the bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game.

Sidhu was granted full parole last year.

In December, the Federal Court dismissed applications from Sidhu’s lawyer, who argued Canada Border Services Agency officials didn’t consider Sidhu’s previously clean criminal record and remorse. He had asked for the agency to be ordered to conduct a second review.

Greene said the deportation hearings usually only take a few minutes. After that happens, he said the real work begins.

“Once he ceases to be a permanent resident then he can file an application on humanitarian grounds. Our goal is to do that fairly quickly,” Greene said.


“How long it takes after that is the great unknown. It could be months. It could be years.”

Greene said once a person is ordered deported, there is then a pre-removal risk assessment conducted and that usually takes a few months. He said Sidhu can also ask for a deferral while his request for permanent resident status is considered.

“The wheels of justice move slowly at times. It’s been playing out over six years now,” Greene said.

“We’re cautiously optimistic. You can’t erase the fact of the conviction and damage done.

“But everything else about him is positive and there’s a lot of community support, although there are some people who can’t and will never forgive.”
 

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Board orders deportation for trucker in horrific Humboldt Broncos crash
Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was granted full parole last year

Author of the article:Canadian Press
Canadian Press
Bill Graveland
Published May 24, 2024 • Last updated 2 days ago • 3 minute read

CALGARY — The truck driver who caused the horrific bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team was ordered Friday to be deported to India.


An Immigration and Refugee Board hearing for Jaskirat Singh Sidhu announced its decision in a 15-minute virtual hearing.


“I can’t consider humanitarian and compassionate factors,” Trent Cook from the immigration division of the board, who oversaw the hearing, told Sidhu.

“My sole role today is to make a finding on whether the minister has established the facts that support their allegation that you’re inadmissible for serious criminality.

“I am satisfied that the minister’s report is well founded.

“I am required by law to issue you with a deportation order.”

Reporters were given online access to the hearing. Key participants, including Sidhu, were shown on the screen.

Sidhu remained impassive as the decision was read.


His lawyer, Michael Greene, had said the decision was a foregone conclusion, as all that was required to deport Sidhu was proof he’s not a Canadian citizen and he had committed a serious crime.

Sidhu is from India and arrived in Canada in 2014.

in 2018, the rookie truck driver, living in Calgary, barrelled through a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team’s bus at a rural intersection near Tisdale, Sask.

Sixteen people on the bus were killed and 13 were injured.

Sidhu pleaded guilty to dangerous driving offences and was sentenced to eight years in prison. He was granted full parole last year.

Greene said there are more legal and procedural steps to follow and Sidhu may not be deported for months or even years.


Greene said he plans to soon file an application asking the government to return Sidhu’s permanent resident status on humanitarian grounds.

He said immigration officials would look at the Sidhu’s offence, his remorse, and whether he is a security risk or a danger to the public.

“They also look at other factors including the person’s establishment in Canada. Are there family ties? The best interests of any child involved, and any hardship that would occur were he to be removed,” Greene said.

Sidhu and his wife now have a child who was born in Canada, Greene said. The child has severe heart and lung complications.

“It’s been a rough ride for them and that child requires a lot of medical attention,” Greene said.

Several family members of those killed in the crash have said they want Sidhu deported.


However, Scott Thomas, whose 18-year-old son, Evan, was killed, has said he has forgiven Sidhu. Thomas advocated for Sidhu to stay in Canada.

Chris Joseph, whose 20-year-old son, Jaxon, was killed, called the deportation ruling a relief.

“This is not a death sentence that some people want to make it out to be. He’s simply just lost the privilege to stay in this country,” Joseph said in an interview.

“We can’t begin to heal, as long as we keep seeing (Sidhu’s) face everywhere in the media and hearing the different opinions from people who have no skin in the game. This should be about the victims and their families.”

Shauna Nordstrom, whose 18-year-old son was killed, said deportation would see justice served.

“Logan was never given a chance, let alone a second chance,” she said in a statement.

“If Sidhu wanted to be truly remorseful and do the right, honourable thing, he would have left Canada years ago.”
 

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Humboldt Broncos families fight to keep Saskatchewan government named in lawsuit
Author of the article:Canadian Press
Canadian Press
Published May 28, 2024 • 2 minute read

Lawyers for several Humboldt Broncos families are arguing against a motion for the Saskatchewan government to be struck from a lawsuit that alleges it's partially responsible for the deadly crash in 2018.
Lawyers for several Humboldt Broncos families are arguing against a motion for the Saskatchewan government to be struck from a lawsuit that alleges it's partially responsible for the deadly crash in 2018.
REGINA — Lawyers for several Humboldt Broncos families were in court Tuesday fighting a bid by the government of Saskatchewan to have it removed as a defendant in a lawsuit over the deadly bus crash in 2018.


The five hockey families are suing over the crash, alleging the province knew the rural intersection where the crash happened had problems with visibility but did nothing to fix it.

Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured when an inexperienced truck driver went through a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team’s bus at the intersection near Tisdale, Sask.

The government and the truck driver want to have their names struck from the suit.

The suit also names the bus company and the Calgary-based company that employed the truck driver.

The trucker, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was sentenced to eight years in prison for dangerous driving offences. Last week, the permanent resident was ordered to be deported to India.


“The government and Mr. Sidhu … they wish the claim to be struck and for this trial to never occur,” lawyer Kevin Mellor told court.

“The facts, as we know, are so brutal we understand why they don’t want a trial. But it’s our submission today that a trial needs to be heard.”

Mellor represents the families of four players — Jaxon Joseph, 20, of St. Albert, Alta.; Logan Hunter, 18, of St. Albert; Jacob Leicht, 19, of Humboldt, Sask.; and Adam Herold, 16, of Montmartre, Sask. — and assistant coach Mark Cross, 27, of Strasbourg, Sask. They were all killed in the crash.

Mellor said it’s unconstitutional for the government to try to bar the families from taking the action with all defendants to trial.

He told Court of King’s Bench Justice Graeme Mitchell that the government hasn’t even filed a statement of defence in the last six years.


In a previous court notice, the government asked to be struck from the suit because Saskatchewan has no-fault insurance. That means a person receives comprehensive benefits no matter who’s responsible for a collision, but the right to sue for pain and suffering is limited.

Mellor said the government has been aware of the problematic intersection of highways 35 and 335 since 1997, when a family of six was killed in a crash there.

Eight months after the Broncos crash, a safety review of the intersection found a stand of trees obstructed the view of drivers. The trees were removed and rumble strips were added.

“If the government had simply designed and constructed and maintained the highway … the bus would have stopped regardless of what Mr. Sidhu had done … and the Broncos would have lived,” Mellor said.

Lawyers for the province had not yet addressed the hearing, which was scheduled to run until Friday. The judge was expected to reserve his decision.
 

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Lawyer for trucker who caused deadly Broncos crash says families have no right to sue
Author of the article:Canadian Press
Canadian Press
Published May 29, 2024 • 2 minute read

REGINA — A lawyer for the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash says families of the victims have no standing to seek compensation in an ongoing lawsuit.


Court arguments are being heard this week in Regina over whether the truck driver and Saskatchewan government can be removed as defendants in the suit. The claim also names the bus and trucking companies.

Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured when the rookie trucker went through a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team’s bus at a rural intersection near Tisdale, Sask., in 2018.

The truck driver, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was sentenced to eight years in prison for dangerous driving offences. Last week, Sidhu, who had permanent resident status, was ordered to be deported to India.

Families of four players and an assistant coach who were killed are plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

Lawyer Sheila Caston, who represents Sidhu, and Calgary-based Adesh Deol Trucking, told court Wednesday that Saskatchewan has no-fault insurance under the province’s Automobile Accident Insurance Act.


Caston said the legislation covers any claim for damages from injuries in a crash, unless they are permitted by the act.

“The plaintiffs’ entire claim is founded on the fact of the very accident itself and the bodily injuries that led to their sons’ deaths,” she said.

Caston said the legislation doesn’t cover pre-accident negligence.

The lawsuit alleges the Saskatchewan government knew the rural intersection where the crash happened had visibility problems but did nothing to fix it.

A lawyer for the government had yet to address the hearing, which is scheduled to run until Friday.

Lawyers Kevin Mellor and Sharon Fox represent the hockey families.

Fox argued Tuesday that the government needs to remain on the lawsuit as a defendant.

“The substance of our application is harm to the person. Not a property interest, not an economic right. We can’t fine our government. We can’t throw our government in jail. So what do we have left?” she said.

“If you allow this strike application to totally erase the ability of citizens to hold their government accountable, the government has carte blanche to act with impunity.”

Mellor said it’s unconstitutional for the province to bar the families from continuing their lawsuit against all named defendants.
 

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Not sure about Saskatchewan, but for sure this lawsuit would not fly in BC. The fact that the intersection is dangerous is irrelevant. There are thousands of dangerous intersections in Canada. Drive accordingly. Suing the trucking company might fly, but I would not invest any money in it.