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The driver behind the Humboldt Broncos bus accident, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu.


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A federal judge rejected Thursday the attempt to avoid the deportation of the truck driver, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, involved in the fatal collision with the bus transporting Humboldt Broncos players in April 2018.

< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">This tragedy caused the death of 16 people. Thirteen other people were injured.

In 2019, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm.

< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">He was released on parole in early 2023, but the Canada Border Services Agency had recommended his deportation to India, his country of origin.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu's lawyer argued that Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officials who recommended his expulsion from the country had not taken into account his clean criminal record and his remorse.

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He requested that the federal agency conduct a second review of the matter.

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court, Paul Crampton, rejected this request, but indicates that Mr. Sidhu can still apply for permanent resident status on humanitarian grounds, even if he is deported.

Court previously heard that the former Calgary truck driver ran a stop sign at an intersection along a highway in Saskatchewan on April 6, 2018. His truck then entered collided with the bus carrying the junior hockey team.

At that time, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was a new permanent resident in Canada who had just married.

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