Harper condemns Sikh separatists, predicts close Modi-Scheer ties in pro-India speech - 2019-07-10

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F0.png Harper condemns Sikh separatists, predicts close Modi-Scheer ties in pro-India speech July 10, 2019, Tom Blackwell, National Post

Former prime minister Stephen Harper condemned Canadians who promote Sikh separatism and predicted close ties with a controversial Indian government if the Conservatives win back power, underscoring in a recent speech the role south-Asian politics could play in the run-up to October's election.

Harper criticized those who "bring the battles of the past to Canada" and try to divide India, a rare attack by a Canadian politician on the movement for a separate Sikh homeland.

His comments, earning a standing ovation from a pro-India audience, raised questions about whether his party is moving closer to New Delhi on an issue that has long roiled the Indo-Canadian community.

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