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Minister Jaczek’s Decision to Close Sheltered Workshops: Misguided

Minister Jaczek’s Decision to Close Sheltered Workshops: Misguided

23/09/2016 | The Philippine Reporter

  There is rising opposition to the Ontario Government’s autocratic plan to eliminate provincially funded workshops where people with intellectual disabilities do menial tasks for…

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U.S. Intelligence Needs Drastic Overhaul

U.S. Intelligence Needs Drastic Overhaul

21/09/2016 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Phil Gurski  Another set of terrorist attacks in the West, another desperate search for answers or explanations or rationale.  A man now in…

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Canada Repairing Damage at United Nations

Canada Repairing Damage at United Nations

16/09/2016 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Bhupinder Liddar Canada will re-emerge on the world scene, after a decade of absence, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the United Nations…

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Migrant Workers Call for Permanent Status, Labour and Human Rights

Migrant Workers Call for Permanent Status, Labour and Human Rights

23/09/2016 | The Philippine Reporter

The Federal government’s acknowledgement of the need for reforms of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program today is a result of years of migrant workers advocating for themselves and fighting against…

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The Ottawa Run for Palestine Returns for a Second Year

The Ottawa Run for Palestine Returns for a Second Year

19/09/2016 | Muslim Link

  Written by Muslim Link In 2015, Palestinian Canadian Habib Khoury founded the Ottawa Run for Palestine (ORFP). The run is back again after last year’s success. This year, the…

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Pinoys in Canada, U.S. Rally Behind Drug War

Pinoys in Canada, U.S. Rally Behind Drug War

14/09/2016 | Asian Pacific Post

Eric Sison was still alive after he fell three storeys from the roof opposite Maria's house, snagged his shorts on her neighbours' awning, and, in his underwear, crawled underneath her…

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Politics

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Brown Playing with Browns

Brown Playing with Browns

23/09/2016 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Surjit Singh Flora in BramptonIn the run up to a recent Scarborough by-election, Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown spent much time making speeches and…

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I’ll Take the Establishment Head-On: Obhrai

I’ll Take the Establishment Head-On: Obhrai

06/08/2016 | New Canadian Media

by Eddie Ameh in Ottawa Even before our interview got underway, he told me, he was about to post a tweet that criticizes the Liberal…

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Conservative Party Announces Leadership Debate Locations

Conservative Party Announces Leadership Debate Locations

02/08/2016 | Indo-Canadian Voice

 THE Conservative Party’s Leadership Election Organizing Committee announced on Tuesday the first two host cities and dates for leadership debates. The first debate of the…

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Policy

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Conflating Cultural Values with Secular Ideals

Conflating Cultural Values with Secular Ideals

22/09/2016 | Asian Pacific Post

Commentary by Jagdeesh Mann in Vancouver Though I have family’s roots in B.C. going back a century, I stumble when cataloging the “unique” values underlying Canadian culture.…

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It's a Start: One Side of the Immigration Conversation

It's a Start: One Side of the Immigration Conversation

16/09/2016 | ipolitics.ca

Commentary by Susan Delacourt in Montreal The conversation that Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch has been trying to open — about immigrants, integration and “anti-Canadian…

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Why the 'Barbaric Cultural Practices' Debate Won't Go Away

Why the 'Barbaric Cultural Practices' Debate Won't Go Away

07/09/2016 | ipolitics.ca

Commentary by Susan Delacourt in Ottawa The good news for Kellie Leitch — and she might need some right now — is that many Canadians…

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Economy

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New Immigrants Much More Financially Savvy

New Immigrants Much More Financially Savvy

20/09/2016 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Bernice Cheung in Toronto For many of us, the first thing that comes to mind when we think of immigrants is a struggling…

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Banking: Fierce Competition for Immigrant Clientele

Banking: Fierce Competition for Immigrant Clientele

17/09/2016 | New Canadian Media

by Shan Qiao in Toronto    Hiring multi-language speaking staff, creating real-time interpretation apps, even launching an ethnic bank to serve primarily immigrants, Canadian banking business…

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Two-Thirds of British Columbians think Real Estate Foreign Buyer Tax will not Help

Two-Thirds of British Columbians think Real Estate Foreign Buyer Tax will not Help

14/09/2016 | Indo-Canadian Voice

 WHILE most British Columbians support the recently implemented 15-per-cent foreign buyer tax, its actual effect in leading to affordability in the domestic housing market is questioned…

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Education

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Alberta Needs to Rethink French Curriculum

Alberta Needs to Rethink French Curriculum

22/09/2016 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Salim Valji in Edmonton Memorizing adjectives and pronouns did little more than create a resentment for having to learn French in the first…

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Ten Things to Know About B.C.’s New Curriculum

Ten Things to Know About B.C.’s New Curriculum

06/09/2016 | Indo-Canadian Voice

Historical wrongs faced by East and South Asian immigrants and Aboriginal people to be taught THE world is changing and parents expect their kids to…

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“Culture Shift” Underway at Atlantic Universities

“Culture Shift” Underway at Atlantic Universities

13/07/2016 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Peter Halpin in Halifax Atlantic Canada could become a field of dreams for entrepreneurs, immigrants and international students. And, if we give talented…

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Health

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Being a Great In-Law

Being a Great In-Law

23/09/2016 | Indo-Canadian Voice

ONE of the biggest sources of conflict between South Asian couples is the perceived over-involvement of in-laws. This belief that in-laws are “meddling” in the relationship…

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Online Advice for Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease Often Problematic: UBC Research

Online Advice for Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease Often Problematic: UBC Research

13/09/2016 | Indo-Canadian Voice

 NEW UBC research finds that many online resources for preventing Alzheimer’s disease are problematic and could be steering people in the wrong direction. In a survey…

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Yoga Embraces Historic and Cultural Divides

Yoga Embraces Historic and Cultural Divides

13/09/2016 | The Source

 As diet and exercise become increasingly prominent in Canadians’ lives, many Vancouverites have turned to yoga to supplement their fitness regimen. It is now the…

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Arts & Culture

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Canadian Human Rights Museum Gives A Fitting Tribute To The Komagata Maru Incident

Canadian Human Rights Museum Gives A Fitting Tribute To The Komagata Maru Incident

24/09/2016 | The Link

 By Atamjit Singh It was a memorable visit to Winnipeg last month. I was amazed to see the magnificent building and the information provided inside…

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B.C. To Recognize South Asian Canadian Heritage Through Places Of Historic Significance

B.C. To Recognize South Asian Canadian Heritage Through Places Of Historic Significance

19/09/2016 | The Link

SURREY – British Columbians are invited to nominate places of historic significance to South Asian Canadians for recognition. Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services…

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Trudeau Visits Ottawa's Oldest Mosque for Eid al Adha

Trudeau Visits Ottawa's Oldest Mosque for Eid al Adha

13/09/2016 | Muslim Link

by Chelby Daigle On September 12th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Ottawa Muslim Association (OMA) for Eid al Adha prayers. This isn't the first time Ottawa's…

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