June 18th, 2024

CP NewsAlert: Board orders deportation for trucker in horrific Humboldt Broncos crash

By The Canadian Press on May 24, 2024.

The truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in 2018 is to learn Friday whether he will be deported. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is taken out of the Kerry Vickar Centre by the RCMP following his sentencing for the crash, in Melfort, Sask., Friday, March 22, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis

CALGARY – The truck driver who caused the horrific bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team has been ordered to be deported.

The decision came this morning at an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing in Calgary for Jaskirat Singh Sidhu.

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

Sidhu is from India and has permanent resident status in Canada.

He was granted parole after being sentenced to eight years for dangerous driving in the 2018 bus crash in Saskatchewan that killed 16 people and injured 13 others.

Sidhu’s lawyer has said there are still numerous other legal procedures to come, and the deportation process could take months or years.

More coming.

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