Parole Commission heard from truck driver in fatal Humboldt Broncos clash

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu arrived on March 22, 2019 for a judgment hearing in Melfort, Saskatchewan. (The Canadian Press / Kayle Neis)

A parole hearing will be held today for the former truck driver who caused the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus accident.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to dangerous driving in a 2018 accident, killing 16 people and injuring 13 others.

Shin passed a stop sign at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan and drove to the junior hockey team’s bus road on his way to the playoffs match.

Sidhu, who has served in prison in Boden, Arta, is seeking release until he may be deported.

In March, the Canada Border Services Agency recommended handing over Sidhu to the Immigration and Refugee Commission to decide whether to deport Sidhu to India.

His lawyer is trying to argue in federal court against deportation.

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