Aarondeep Bains was born and raised in Surrey, B.C. He studied at the University of British Columbia, Sciences Po in Paris, Queen's University and Jean Moulin III Lyon. Bains has a BA in political science, a Juris Doctor, and a Master of Laws. He is articling at a law firm in Toronto, but remains close to the community in B.C. and passionate about greater social inclusion for minorities and economic sustainability in the province.
When I see the photo of the Sikhs on the decks of the Komagata Maru, I think of the ones trying so desperately to pry that door open on land. The ones who raised money that they did not have for legal fees, and who rowed out to feed the men aboard with food they scarcely earned. Their story, and reasons for helping those barred from entry is as old as our nation itself.
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