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Tens of thousands mark Khalsa Day Sikh celebration in Toronto

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Mayor John Tory joined thousands in Toronto in celebrating the 39th annual Khalsa Day Parade. Held in commemoration of the Sikh new year, the Khalsa order of Sikhism and the end of Sikh heritage month, this year’s event also celebrated the 350th anniversary of the birth of [...]

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New Peel Police Prisoner Escort Officer the First to Wear Hijab on Duty

When people think of women in general—let alone observant Muslim women—they don’t often think of challenging and traditionally male-oriented jobs like policing. Now, a young woman who recently joined Peel Regional Police as a special constable, prisoner escort officer (PEO) is working—simply by being present—to change that. Yusra Syed, a former University of Toronto Mississauga [...]

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Feature, Interviews

The rise of LillyTube

With two billion views on YouTube, a new book and brands knocking down her door, Scarborough-born Lilly Singh offers a lesson for Canadians looking to ride the wave of cultural disruption. Here’s the thing about success. You can be an online phenom with more than 11 million YouTube subscribers; have a gaggle of William Morris agents working their [...]

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Uzma Jalaluddin loves her Instant Pot but is no longer buying ‘things’

Every once in a while I get caught in a wave of optimistic shopping. I start to think my life really will be better, if only I had an ice cream maker/slow cooker/Le Creuset dish set. It isn’t until credit card digits are surrendered that I remember I don’t like to cook, or learn how [...]

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Financial literacy should be part of an equitable education system Prakash Amarasooriya

Ontario launches plan to teach high school kids financial skills Ontario is rolling out pilot projects at 28 high schools aimed at revamping the Grade 10 careers course and laying the groundwork for financial literacy to become part of the curriculum. About 700 students will be involved in the pilots, running until June, and their [...]

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Canadian Politics

Conservatives, NDP call for an ethics probe in finance minister’s holdings

Posted on 20 October 2017

The parties are calling for an investigation into revelations that Bill Morneau didn’t disclose for two years that he and his wife own a private corporation that controls a villa in France. OTTAWA—The opposition parties are turning up the heat on Finance Minister Bill Morneau over what he disclosed, or didn’t disclose, to the federal [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Top McGuinty aide dismissed concerns about lack of gas plant documents, trial told

Posted on 20 October 2017

The bombshell testimony from one-time cabinet secretary Peter Wallace, now city manager for Toronto, came Monday at the criminal trial of David Livingston, chief of staff to Dalton McGuinty. A top Dalton McGuinty aide dismissed concerns the energy minister was ignoring legal orders to disclose documents on the axing of two gas plants as “political [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Ontario election still wide open, pollster says

Posted on 20 October 2017

Next year’s provincial election is shaping up as a race that will be closely contested, a Campaign Research poll suggests. Next year’s provincial election is shaping up as a race that is too close to call, a new poll suggests. The Campaign Research survey shows Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown’s long-held advantage is shrinking, Liberal [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Ontario economy outpacing G7 nations, finance minister says

Posted on 20 October 2017

Ontario’s economy is growing at a healthy clip, according to the province’s second quarterly public accounts. Ontario’s economy is growing at a healthy clip, outpacing all G7 nations, according to the province’s second quarterly public accounts. From April to June, gross domestic product increased 0.8 per cent, which followed a 1 per cent increase in [...] Continue Reading

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Life & Style

The biggest winners and the biggest losers in Toronto’s Uber battle

Posted on 20 October 2017

A promised one-year review of the city’s vehicle-for-hire bylaw, which came into effect July 15, 2016, has yet to materialize. More than a year after council rewrote the taxi industry rules and legalized the UberX service in Toronto, the answer to the question did the city get it right depends on whom you ask. Mayor [...] Continue Reading

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Environment

Toronto tells province that clear planning reforms are needed as soon as possible

Posted on 20 October 2017

City officials praised the province’s plan to reform the OMB at a committee hearing while asking for a clear transition plan as the city sees an uptick in development applications. Toronto city officials told a Queen’s Park committee Monday that reforms to the OMB, the province’s powerful planning tribunal, can’t come soon enough, as the [...] Continue Reading

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Society

Quebec to vote on bill that would bar face-coverings for those receiving public services

Posted on 20 October 2017

The proposed law has been vigorously opposed by Muslim advocacy groups in the province who say that it will unfairly target women who wear Islamic face coverings such as the niqab. MONTREAL—After a decade-long debate about the place of religion in a secular society, Quebec is set to pass a law that would bar public [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Proposed mortgage stress test is unnecessary, harmful, report says

Posted on 20 October 2017

A report by the Fraser Institute said the unfinalized lending guidelines could result in a less competitive and more concentrated mortgage market. TORONTO—A new stress test for all uninsured mortgages is unnecessary and could increase costs for homebuyers, a report by the Fraser Institute said Wednesday. Study author Neil Mohindra wrote that the proposed stress [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Shocking revelation: Harvey Weinstein once tried to get Aishwarya alone

Posted on 20 October 2017

Claimed to be Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s former manager, Simone Sheffield made a shocking revelation about Aishwarya and Hollywood celebrity Harvey Weinstein. According to Simone, who handled Ash’s international projects at one time said that Harvey Weinstein is quite impressed with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and he once expressed his desire to meet Aishwarya alone. “I use(d) [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Parineeti Chopra to play the lead in this Karan Johar film?

Posted on 20 October 2017

Just a few days ago, we told you about Radhika Apte playing the lead as well as writing a script for an Anurag Kashyap short film. The said film which is a part of the new anthology on the lines of Bombay Talkies is titled Love and Lust. Besides Anurag, the film will showcase three [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Shweta Tiwari aka Prerna of ‘Kausauti Zindagi Ki’ heading for divorce

Posted on 20 October 2017

All is not well in Shweta Tiwari aka Prerna’s married life. The actress who rose to fame with famous soap ‘Kausauti Zindagi Ki’ is going though rough patch. Her marriage with husband Abhinav Kohli is in troubled waters. It is said that Shweta and Abhinav are having differences in viewpoint which created trouble between them. [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Priyanka Chopra to star in PT Usha’s biopic?

Posted on 20 October 2017

Malayalam filmmaker Revathy S Varmha is gearing up to direct a biopic on none other than the famous female athlete PT Usha. The film will be made in multiple languages to appeal to the international market and Revathy is in search of a popular star to play the role. The filmmaker has asserted that her [...] Continue Reading

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