Tractor-trailer driver involved in Humboldt bus crash fights deportation in Federal Court

The case of a former truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash is before Federal Court, where arguments will be heard Wednesday on his possible deportation.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu was sentenced in 2019 to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm in the Saskatchewan crash that k**led 16 people and injured 13 others.

Court heard the rookie truck driver from Calgary, a newly married permanent resident, ran a stop sign at a rural intersection and drove into the path of the bus carrying Broncos players and staff in 2018.

The Canada Border Services Agency has recommended that Sidhu be handed over to the Immigration and Refugee Board to decide whether he should be deported to India.

The Federal Court has agreed to hear the case, but is unlikely to issue a decision on Wednesday.

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If Sidhu is successful, the matter will be sent back to the Canada Border Services Agency for further review.

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