Canada is often seen as the land of the free, liberal and a poster child for how a country should be. Today I find myself in the streets of Toronto being guided by investigative journalist Palminder Singh who provides me a deeper insight into the highly unreported freedom convoy that saw over 500,000 Canadians take to the street to demonstrate against what they termed as oppressive treatment. We unpack how Covid has divided a once united community and how the fabric of “Canadianness” seems to be under threat.
About Palminder Singh
Palminder Singh is an investigative journalist based in Toronto, Canada. During the Covid pandemic he started to create content surrounding the often under reported freedom convoy. His work started a movement of minds which has united the average Canadian to relook at Government policies surrounding Covid, vaccinations and the financial spending that has taken place. His voice has been instrumental via social media platforms with over 60k following his news feeds. Unfortunately he faces a daily battle with TikTok and Instagram as his pages are often closed down without explanation.
About the Global Indian Series:
My name is Rajan Nazran Chief Explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!
For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 60 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.
Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!
Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.
We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.
Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together. Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.
How to get involved:
Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopaedia on the community? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you. www.globalindianseries.com
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Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guests in order: Palminder Singh
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