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Ethnic Women are Full Participants in Canada

Ethnic Women are Full Participants in Canada

04/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: Summer Fanous in Toronto In 1916, women across the nation rejoiced as Manitoba became the first province to grant women the right to vote.…

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Going Back to School: My Story as an Adult Immigrant Student

Going Back to School: My Story as an Adult Immigrant Student

02/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: Sara Asalya in Toronto, ON Newcomers to Canada face numerous challenges from the moment they land; most significantly managing their finances and successfully transitioning…

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Only Quebec has a plan to save community newspapers

Only Quebec has a plan to save community newspapers

22/12/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Pradip Rodrigues in Mississauga, ON Last week the Quebec government released details on how it planned on disbursing $36.4 million to struggling newspapers…

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News

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2017 Marshall McLuhan Fellow, Journalist Manny Mogato: Fake news, a Threat to Journalism

2017 Marshall McLuhan Fellow, Journalist Manny Mogato: Fake news, a Threat to Journalism

23/12/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Irish Mae Sylvestre in Chicago, IL Journalist Manny Mogato is more accustomed to writing news reports than being the subject of the story.  Last year, the Reuters Philippines Correspondent…

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Trump Dims the Lights in Jerusalem

Trump Dims the Lights in Jerusalem

18/12/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Ashoke Dasgupta in Winnipeg, MB President Donald Trump announced on December 6 that the US would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel unilaterally, triggering global protests and rejection…

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Punjabis Sign up for Nanny School to get Visas

Punjabis Sign up for Nanny School to get Visas

16/12/2017 | New Canadian Media

Canada’s commitment to boost its live-in caregiver program as a pathway to citizenship has boosted the business of “nanny institutes” in Punjab. Traditionally, people from Punjab have gone to Canada…

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Politics

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“No Room to Grow in the Liberal Party” – Ramos

“No Room to Grow in the Liberal Party” – Ramos

01/10/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Rodel J Ramos in Mississauga It seems our Filipino leaders have no vision and no ambition except to lead their small ethnic tribes…

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Jagmeet Singh Battles Racism in Canadian Politics with Love

Jagmeet Singh Battles Racism in Canadian Politics with Love

29/09/2017 | The Conversation

By: Davina Bhandar in Vancouver  Within the space of a few moments, Jagmeet Singh became one of Canada’s most admired politicians. His cool-under-pressure reaction to…

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Wake Up Democracy!

Wake Up Democracy!

15/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary By: Avi Benlolo in Toronto Today is International Day of Democracy. Yet, the western world seems to have lost hope of the very fundamentals…

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Policy

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Changes Coming to Parent and Grandparent Immigration?

Changes Coming to Parent and Grandparent Immigration?

20/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Kelly Toughill in Halifax Thousands of families will soon get a second chance to bring parents and grandparents to Canada. That’s the good news…

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Shifting Our Conversations From Marriage Fraud to Marriage Breakdown

Shifting Our Conversations From Marriage Fraud to Marriage Breakdown

02/05/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Will Tao in Vancouver The Liberal Government finally delivered on their long-standing campaign promise to end conditional permanent residency for spouses on April…

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Integration Models Highlight of Metropolis Conference

Integration Models Highlight of Metropolis Conference

23/03/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Andrew Griffith in Ottawa The just-concluded National Metropolis Conference is an annual forum for researchers, policy makers and immigrant-service organizations. This year the…

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Economy

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The Great Canadian Resumé

The Great Canadian Resumé

02/11/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Joyeeta Dutta Ray in Toronto, ON Toronto has always been a magnet for new immigrants. Some come here to escape bullets. Some come to…

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Why La Presse Started an Internship Geared Towards Minority Reporters and First Nations Peoples

Why La Presse Started an Internship Geared Towards Minority Reporters and First Nations Peoples

16/10/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: John Delva in Montreal, QC To improve newsroom diversity, La Presse recruited outside of francophone journalism schools. An office’s group shot usually exudes pride,…

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Demanding Canadian Experience is no Way to Conduct Business

Demanding Canadian Experience is no Way to Conduct Business

14/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Andrea Elliot in Toronto “You don’t have Canadian experience.” This is what a new immigrant from New Delhi with a university degree, an MBA…

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Education

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Challenges of Motherhood for an International Student

Challenges of Motherhood for an International Student

13/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Mona Mashadi Rajabi in Tehran I was standing in front of the school’s office and Melody, my daughter, was right beside me. All…

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Communicating in a New Country

Communicating in a New Country

02/10/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Mona Mashhadi Rajabi in Tehran, Iran Communication is more than understanding the words. I was always aware of language barriers when I decided to move…

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A Game with No Winner

A Game with No Winner

17/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Mona Mashadi Rajabi in Tehran, Iran “Canada needs you!”  This is a sentiment I heard over and over while I was in Canada. I came…

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Health

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Digital Health Portals Could Actually Widen Health Disparities

Digital Health Portals Could Actually Widen Health Disparities

01/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Viji Sundaram in Mountainview, California A much heralded push toward digital patient portals, commonly integrated with electronic health records, may be exacerbating health disparities…

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Allergies among Newcomers in Canada Increase Over Time

Allergies among Newcomers in Canada Increase Over Time

02/05/2017 | New Canadian Media

By Belen Febres-Cordero in Vancouver Upon arrival, immigrant populations in Canada tend to present less allergies than their Canadian-born counterparts, but prevalence increases with time,…

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“I Almost Died from Genital Mutilation”

“I Almost Died from Genital Mutilation”

03/10/2016 | The Patriotic Vangaurd

Commentary By Dr. Nanah Sheriff Fofanah-Sesay Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises of all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia such…

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Arts & Culture

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Celebrating Diversity Through Living Books

Celebrating Diversity Through Living Books

08/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Sam Minassie in Toronto The Institute of Canadian Archives is gearing up for its feature event of the year, which will showcase a number…

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Canada’s (M)other Tongues

Canada’s (M)other Tongues

22/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Caora Mckenna in Halifax If you’ve ever travelled or worked abroad, speaking and listening in a language that isn’t your own, you know the…

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The Loneliness of Being an Immigrant

The Loneliness of Being an Immigrant

15/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Lu Xu in Halifax  “I don’t have anything else to do,” says Keith Bi. He is cleaning pig intestines—a tedious job. In the sink…

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