Times of Canada Excellence Awards presented Satinder Dhillon with The Emerging Leader Award. Canadian Satinder Dhillon is the true embodiment of a Modern Day Revolutionary, that was the Times of Canada title cover story featuring Dhillon. He fought one of the most historic freedom of speech trials in the history of Canada. Truly a David versus Goliath story for modern times. Mr. Dhillon has stood tall and battled for truth and justice in Canada.
Dhillon’s Unique Perspective & Activism
Businessman, Social Activist, Rights & Freedom of Speech advocate
Even though he was under tremendous pressure and threatened, he fought back and refused to succumb. Even prison did not break his spirit. While in prison he fasted for an entire week, did not eat anything to prove his point and stood up for what is right.
Dhillon, a successful Businessman, Social Activist, Rights & Freedom of Speech advocate and the author of a forthcoming book and he also currently writes for the Huffington Post. Coming from very humble beginnings, Mr. Dhillon achieved a tremendous amount of success at a very early age becoming a target of corruption from within a multinational corporation, he continues to battle against corruption and injustice.
Due to everything he and his team have endured and learned in the past 15 years, he founded a national anti-corruption movement, in an effort to improve the lives of all Canadians. A documentary and full length feature film are being made about Mr. Dhillon’s life.
Satinder Dhillon has vowed to fight against injustice for as long as he lives. Praised by many, including some of his oppressors. In fact, while in court, despite not being a trained lawyer, one of the judges he has presented arguments before, said that he was “better than most lawyers”…….and another judge said that “he has a well developed sense of strategy”.
When we asked Satinder Dhillon what motivates him to continue battling despite all of the tremendous hardships he has faced, which included a near death experience, Satinder said that being a proud Sikh, it is in his blood to fight against injustice, and that his sacrifices pale in comparison to those that have come and laid down the foundation before him. Satinder considers them to be the true heroes, as they have allowed people such as himself to fight these modern day battles in first world countries like Canada.
The Emerging Leader Award
Satinder Dhillon Response Via Facebook November/2015:
Satinder Dhillon Responding via Facebook “It was an honour this past Sunday to attend the Times of Canada Excellence Awards and receive their award for Emerging Leader Award. Thank you to the Times of Canada for being brave enough to cover the story, before I went to prison and to continue to report on it after I came out of jail. Thank you to everyone on Facebook that has continued to follow the story and to all of those that took the time to come to court and watched it live last year.
It has been a long hard road back from everything that has happened in the past 16 years and before that even, after my father passed away and two of my close friends, all within 8 months of each other. In the summer last year I was in the hospital for 3 days, right before the trial began, after the ambulance came and got me from my house and the doctors and nurses told me that I came within a few hours of dying………literally.
Every day is in the plus now, that is for sure. I never imagined when I was growing up that I would be able to survive through everything I have in this life so far and be able to continue as an advocate to battle through and see the light of day. In my heart. along the way, all I had promised to myself is that despite all of the unfair and excruciating situations I had to go through, that I would make it out or die trying. And I promised everyone that I would never quit, no matter what.
Many individuals, institutions, and even the government had their reasons for trying to muzzle, intimidate, crush, and silence me and my team. To them I say thank you as well, because I would not be battle-tested and the person I am today, unless I had faced all of what they put me through. In the end everyone is your teacher. And sometimes the student doesn’t know what he or she is capable of until they are put to the test. Adversity is truly one of the best teachers, that is for sure.
Above all else, I would like to thank God for letting me live through it all and my family and friends for their continued support through the roughest of times. It may have been me standing up there receiving the award but this was truly a collective effort and our VOICE has now been HEARD! And to all of those that have been closely involved (you know who you are). WE DID IT!
Maybe next time the regime and the oppressors will think twice before they try and crush innocent citizens in a supposedly free, fair and democratic society.
With that said, this new change in government, and all that has been done so far, it does look promising that Canada is indeed BACK! And so are WE!!! Together we can learn from what has happened and build on it for a better future for all Canadians and citizens around the world.” wrote Dhillon.
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