The truck driver responsible for the tragic bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, has been ordered to be deported from Canada. The decision was made this morning during a hearing at the Immigration and Refugee Board in Calgary. Sidhu’s lawyer, Michael Greene, stated that the outcome of the hearing was predictable, as the only requirements for deportation were proving that Sidhu is not a Canadian citizen and that he committed a serious crime.

Originally from India and a permanent resident of Canada, Sidhu had been conditionally released after serving a sentence for dangerous driving in the 2018 bus crash in Saskatchewan, which resulted in the deaths of 16 people and injuries to 13 others. His lawyer mentioned that numerous legal procedures are still pending and that the deportation process could take several months or even years.

Regarding the owner of the truck involved in the crash, Sukhmander Singh of Adesh Deol Trucking, he admitted in 2019 that he had not followed provincial and federal safety regulations in the months leading up to the collision. Singh pleaded guilty to safety charges and was fined a total of $5,000. His Calgary-based trucking company has since ceased operations. The violations included failing to maintain a daily drivers log, ensuring his drivers complied with safety regulations, and not having or following a written safety program.


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