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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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Trudeau threatens to kill purchase of Boeing fighter jets to protest firm’s trade complaint

Posted on 22 September 2017

Prime Minister joins British PM Theresa May to support Bombardier. During meeting in Ottawa, both say CETA a ‘basis’ for post-Brexit Canada-U.K. trade deal. OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatened Monday to scrap his government’s planned purchase of Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets in direct retaliation for the U.S. company’s trade complaint against Bombardier. Flanked by [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

NDP leadership contenders make final pitches

Posted on 22 September 2017

Each of the four candidates argued they can beat Justin Trudeau in 2019, while a party debate over a Quebec religious symbols legislation continued to resonate through the campaign HAMILTON—With competing chants and placards, a roving group of drummers and some old-time singalongs, the four candidates vying for the federal NDP leadership made their final [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Kathleen Wynne wants Patrick Brown to apologize for his ‘false and defamatory’ claim

Posted on 22 September 2017

Just because Donald Trump got away with lying about Hillary Clinton doesn’t mean that tactic will work in Ontario, warns Premier Kathleen Wynne. Just because Donald Trump got away with lying about Hillary Clinton doesn’t mean that tactic will work in Ontario, warns Premier Kathleen Wynne. “Last week, Patrick Brown made a statement about me [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Green P parking rates increases proposed across the city

Posted on 22 September 2017

Off-street parking rates approved while on-street metered parking spots will be considered for increases by council. Green P parking rates are set to rise across the city, both on street and in off-street lots and garages. A report headed to government management committee next week proposes hourly rates at some metered, on-street spots increase by [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

NDP mental health ministry PMB passes crucial vote

Posted on 22 September 2017

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, an NDP bill that would create a ministry devoted to mental health and addictions passed a critical vote in the legislature. Every Wynne Liberal present voted against the improvement for mental health and addictions — but several left the house before the vote, allowing those in favour to outnumber the Liberals. [...] Continue Reading

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Auto Mobile

Encouraging automotive innovation to create more opportunities and promote a healthy environment for Canadians.

Posted on 22 September 2017

Canada’s Innovation Minister meets with Toyota Chairman to discuss the auto maker’s plans to expand its clean technology markets in Canada Canada is an ideal market for the development and early adoption of emerging technologies, such as zero-emission vehicles, which have the potential to create opportunities and promote a healthy environment for Canadians. That message [...] Continue Reading

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Finance

Ontario households squeezed by worst income growth in Canada

Posted on 22 September 2017

QUEEN’S PARK – Despite paying high prices for everything from hydro to housing, Ontario households faced the slowest median income growth in the nation according to 2016 Census data from Statistics Canada. “This report shows what families already know – they’re being squeezed,” said NDP Economic Development critic Catherine Fife. “Household costs have gone up [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant, best friend turns donor

Posted on 22 September 2017

Popular pop singer Selena Gomez underwent kidney transplant and her best friends turns life savior for her. Selena revealed that her best friend and TV actress Francia Raisa helped in her fight with lupus. Gomez shared a hospital picture on her Instagram account in which she is seen holding her friend’s hand both lying side-by-side [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Kick 2: Jacqueline out, Deepika Padukone to romance Salman Khan

Posted on 22 September 2017

Finally, the die-hard fans of Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan will get to see the amazing couple blazing the silver screen. For the first time Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone are coming together to woo the audience in ‘Kick 2’. At first, Jacqueline Fernandez was considered for the role but the makers now had a [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha to make Bollywood debut

Posted on 22 September 2017

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani is all set to make her mark in Bollywood. Isha will soon don the hat of a producer and will reportedly produce a film with filmmaker Karan Johar. Isha will produce big budget Bollywood film under banner Reliance Entertainment. The debut production venture of Isha Ambani will star Akshay Kumar [...] Continue Reading

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Priyanka Chopra releases an apology letter after receiving flak for terming Sikkim ‘troubled with insurgency’

Posted on 22 September 2017

Priyanka Chopra recently screened her Sikkimese film Pahuna: The Little Visitors at Toronto International Film Festival 2017. The film received a great response from the audience and Priyanka Chopra continued to promote her film. But, the actress came under fire for her comments about Sikkim as she termed the state troubled with insurgency and troubling [...] Continue Reading

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“I don’t regret leaving Sultan”- Kangana Ranaut reveals why she refused to work with Salman Khan in Sultan

Posted on 22 September 2017

Kangana Ranaut is making headlines and how with her recent explosive statements in her several interviews. From extramarital affairs to abusive relationships to awards to not working with big actors, Kangana Ranaut has opened up like never before and has made some bold revelations. One may remember that Kangana Ranaut was the first choice for [...] Continue Reading

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