Humboldt Broncos: Truck driver granted day parole
The Parole Board of Canada has granted six months day parole to the truck driver who caused the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash.
The board said Jaskirat Singh Sidhu would get full parole after those six months if he meets the conditions.
Sidhu was sentenced to eight years after pleading guilty to dangerous driving charges for the 2018 crash that killed 16 people and injured 13.
Sidhu drove through a stop sign at a rural Saskatchewan intersection and found himself in the path of the junior hockey team’s bus on its way to a playoff game.
Sidhu, who is serving his sentence in a prison in Bowden, Alberta, asked to be released pending possible deportation.
The Canada Border Services Agency recommended in March that Sidhu be handed over to the Immigration and Refugee Board to decide whether he should be deported to India.
His attorney is seeking to argue against the deportation in Federal Court.