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Slideshow: Vaisakhi parade 2009

Vaisakhi, the celebration of the Sikh New Year, draws an audience of thousands of Punjabis and other Indo-Canadians every April….

By Kate Allen , in Life , on April 11, 2009

Vaisakhi, the celebration of the Sikh New Year, draws an audience of thousands of Punjabis and other Indo-Canadians every April. Politicians use the parade as an opportunity to impress the large and influential demographic. With the provincial election looming, this year was no exception.

Related: Premier woos Punjabis with overseas immigration office

Amid food, dancing, and floats, the Premier announced the creation of an office in Punjab to boost immigration to the province. Watch the slideshow to see what happened:

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