Contribution of the South Asian Communities.

A major role was played by all South Asian communities and Sikh communities in particular in bringing Casino project to a halt and defeating a proposed mega-casino in the city last month, by signing last-minute petitions and exerting pressure to kill the $100-million project.

Surrey Councillor Barinder Rasode said city council rejected the project in a 5-4 vote on Jan. 19 largely because of the influence of Sikh community leaders.

 

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