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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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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

Ontario NDP to vote against Liberal government’s hydro bill plan

Posted on 18 May 2017

TORONTO – Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says her party will vote against the Liberal government’s plan to lower hydro bills, calling it a ploy to buy votes for the next provincial election. Under legislation tabled last week, Ontarians will see lowered hydro bills for the next 10 years before paying higher costs for the [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Ottawa to move on protections for air travellers

Posted on 18 May 2017

Ottawa is moving ahead with a passenger bill of rights to give air travellers more recourse to get compensation when travel plans go awry. OTTAWA—Ottawa is moving ahead with a passenger bill of rights to give air travellers more recourse to get compensation when travel plans go awry. Transport Minister Marc Garneau is expected to [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Release of Canadian defence policy update delayed until after NATO summit

Posted on 18 May 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump are scheduled to gather with counterparts in Brussels next week.  OTTAWA—The Liberal government has delayed the release of its new defence policy, setting up a potentially awkward meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump next week. Trudeau and Trump are scheduled to [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Liberal election promise to overhaul asylum claim system postponed

Posted on 18 May 2017

Those advocating for the government to do something say they are running up against a Liberal government seeming to have lost interest in spending any more money to help asylum seekers.  OTTAWA—A Liberal election promise to overhaul the way asylum claims are handled has been postponed indefinitely despite rising numbers of people seeking refuge in [...] Continue Reading

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Technology

Canada’s science champions receive top honours from the Government of Canada

Posted on 18 May 2017

Award winners celebrated for their work to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers OTTAWA, May 15, 2017 /CNW/ – One scientist uses pinned and preserved insects from Canada and the tropics, along with live ones such as walking sticks, to help explain physics to more than 9,000 students over the years. A team [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Employment and Social Development Canada

Posted on 18 May 2017

Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to empowering all Canadians, including seniors, to contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country. In support of this commitment, Salma Zahid, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre, on behalf of the [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Brampton business event provides inspiration for economic growth

Posted on 18 May 2017

BRAMPTON, ON – Yesterday (May 9) the City of Brampton unveiled a new sector-focused approach and forward thinking vision for economic planning at its Economic Update event. More than 220 business representatives from Brampton and around the GTA were on hand to network, receive a copy of Brampton’s Economic Review 2016, and hear about new [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Home Capital buys time during ‘crisis of confidence’

Posted on 18 May 2017

The struggling alternate lender warned on a conference call with analysts, however, that charges will reduce operating strength going forward.  Home Capital Group Inc. says an emergency credit line has bought time to secure new financing at better terms, even after the alternate lender a day earlier warned that a run on deposits cast its [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

WOW! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Devdas to be screened in Cannes once again

Posted on 18 May 2017

Fifteen years ago, we saw the former beauty queen and award winning actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walking the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for the first time during the premiere of her film Devdas. Since then there has been no stopping for the actress who has been a part of the festival [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

OMG! Priyanka Chopra to do another Hollywood film

Posted on 18 May 2017

Priyanka Chopra is certainly making heads turn wherever she goes, after making people take notice of her skills with her American sitcom ‘Quantico’, the Bollywood actress was roped in to play a role in the soon to release film Baywatch. Priyanka Chopra, who is currently busy promoting Baywatch and also making sure to enjoy herself [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Katrina Kaif joins Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in Yash Raj Films’ Thugs of Hindostan

Posted on 18 May 2017

Just yesterday we were the first to report that Katrina Kaif, who had earlier shared screen space with Aamir khan on the film Dhoom 3 had been roped in to star in the film Thugs of Hindostan. Though at that time an official announcement on Katrina Kaif joining both Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

10 Bollywood celebrities who bravely opened up about their mental illnesses

Posted on 18 May 2017

It has only been few days since the tragic incident when a 23-year-old boyArjun Bhardwaj committed suicide after jumping off from the 19th floor of Taj Lands Hotel in Mumbai. The friends and family close to the boy revealed that Arjun was going a low phase in life and had eventually succumbed to depression. Now, [...] Continue Reading

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