‘Cautiously optimistic’: Lawyer for trucker in Broncos crash waiting on Federal Court

A lawyer for a former truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash says he’s cautiously optimistic that he will get the chance to argue against his client’s possible deportation before Federal Court.

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

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

Michael Greene, Sidhu’s lawyer, says if the Federal Court decides not to hear the case, the deportation process would continue.

He says all written arguments with the Federal Court were filed in July, adding that no news can be good news when waiting for the court to make its decision.

Greene says that the appeal wasn’t immediately dismissed could be seen as an indication he has an arguable case.

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