An Ontario politician has resumed the fight for a helmet exemption for members of the Sikh faith.
MPP Jagmeet Singh (NDP rep from Bramalea Gore) is backing a bill for Sikhs who regularly wear the turbans (called a Dastaar) required by their religion. The legislation would exempt them from wearing motorcycle helmets. BC and Manitoba already exempt Sikh riders from helmet laws
This isn’t Singh’s first try. Back in 2013, he introduced a similar bill; Premier Kathleen Wynne shot it down in 2014. This time around, the NDP and PC parties are both supporting the move. First reading of the bill has already carried — read it here.