Statement by the Prime Minister on the anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 104th anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident:“In 1914, the Komagata Maru, a steamship chartered by businessman Gurdit Singh, docked at a quiet pier in Vancouver. On board were 376 passengers of Sikh, Muslim, and Hindu faith seeking a better life in Canada. As fellow British subjects, they thought they would be treated with dignity and respect by the Canadian authorities, and would be allowed entry to this land.
Ottawa, Ontario - May 23, 2018