Saini’s bid to practice law rejected
The highly sensitive issue of terrorism was brought close to home this past week with the Law Society of Upper Canada’s decision on convicted Sikh terrorist Parminder Singh Saini’s high profile bid to practice law in the Greater Toronto Area.
Parminder Singh Saini has reportedly been refused a law license not solely for his terrorist actions as a young man, but also for his subsequent illegal entry into Canada.
According to the National Post, Saini has several applications pending which assert that he should be allowed to remain in Canada for fear of persecution in his native India.
To date, he has yet to achieve landed immigrant status and remains designated as a danger to the public.
While in Canada, Saini earned a bachelor’s degree from York University as well as a law degree from the University of Windsor.
In late 2006, he applied for a license to practice law in Canada. Last week, that bid was denied by the Law Society – who refused to issue Saini a license to practice law in the GTA.
According to the Toronto Star, the Law Society of Upper Canada has ruled Saini to be, “not of good character.”