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Brampton man heading to India to be ‘part of real change’ in Punjab vote

Surinder Mavi’s political awakening began with his arrival in Canada eight years ago, when he realized bribes were unnecessary and basic rules, like stopping at red lights, were respected. “I thought to myself, ‘Why shouldn’t the system work like this in the Punjab?” he says, referring to his home state in northern India. On Tuesday, [...]

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Youth are struggling with sentiment that they don’t belong

Yaseen Poonah, President of Naseeha (advice) For every phone call that gets answered, Yaseen Poonah can’t help but think about the thousands that don’t. Poonah, founder and president of Naseeha, a GTA-based volunteer helpline for Muslim youth, started the service nearly a decade ago with the aim of giving teens across North America a free [...]

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Feature, Interviews

Jagmeet Singh: I want to do something epic

He is the candidate many New Democrats hope will take the federal leap — a bright light who represents the future of the party, and a leader who could potentially compete against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, say supporters. Outside of the Greater Toronto Area and NDP circles, however, few have heard of Jagmeet Singh. Singh, [...]

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My Wife’s Memory Lives On In Our Anti-Cancer Cookbook

My wife would never call herself a foodie. She was a picky eater who loved salads, eggs for breakfast, sweet treats and spicy foods. Recognizing flavour profiles or the effects avant-garde cooking techniques such as molecular gastronomy have on the food on her plate was never her thing. Neither was adventurous eating. She didn’t like [...]

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The 100 Most influential People

Sania Mirza: An inspiration on the court By Sachin Tendulkar The Mirzas probably knew what the future held for their daughter. Her name, Sania, means brilliant. I first heard about Sania Mirza back in 2005, when she became the first Indian to win a Women’s Tennis Association event. In 2008 I saw her play in the [...]

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Editorial

Stop deportations under defunct rule

Posted on 19 January 2017

Canada would be lucky to have Gina Bahiwal. Since arriving here in 2008 the university-educated social worker from the Philippines has worked tirelessly as a farm labourer, housekeeper and McDonald’s employee to support her family back home — and still found time to fight relentlessly for migrant workers’ rights. Now, in a cruel irony, the [...] Continue Reading

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Technology

Technology can’t replace the human touch

Posted on 19 January 2017

Everywhere you turn these days, there’s talk of automation replacing people. Technology is surely advancing at a rapid rate, and in today’s click-driven media environment, sensationalism sells, but just because tech can replace a human worker doesn’t m e a n we’re always going to want that. In some instances, even when tech can do [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

TDSB chief defends handling of cash aimed at needy kids

Posted on 19 January 2017

The head of Toronto’s public school board has fired back at critics who say millions of dollars in provincial grants earmarked for at-risk students aren’t reaching them. The learning opportunities grant goes directly to “programming, staff and services” and is being used for its intended purpose, John Malloy, education director at the Toronto District School [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Ontario drivers with unpaid speeding tickets to be denied licence plates

Posted on 19 January 2017

Speeding scofflaws in Ontario will soon be feeling extra pressure to pay outstanding fines, as the province gives municipalities the power to deny them licence plates. Under changes the Liberal government is set to enact in May, people who have not paid fines for driving-based offences, such as speeding and careless driving, won’t be able [...] Continue Reading

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South Asian Politics

Gap between rich and poor increase as Pakistan’s exports falls

Posted on 19 January 2017

  Dr. Hasan Askari   There is a general agreement at the international level that stable economy holds the key to dealing effectively with internal social and economic challenges and external security problems. A good economy that ensures a secure future for people increases the capacity of the state to play an active role at [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Online shopping drives surge in holiday returns, and what happens next may surprise you

Posted on 19 January 2017

It’s the place where unwanted Christmas gifts go to start a new life on the resale market. The Feisty Ferret Home cage that didn’t quite work out as planned; the Star Wars mask; the Jimmy Choo shoes that maybe you actually wore on New Year’s Eve; dozens and dozens of television sets, returned for all [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Lohri: How Did the Festival Get its Name?

Posted on 19 January 2017

Traditionally, the festival of Lohri celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Punjab. People offer thanks to god for the precious crops before they begin harvesting them. It is also believed that the Lohri night is the longest night of the year known as the winter solstice. It marks the end of the coldest [...] Continue Reading

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Careers

Skilled Trades Will Enable The Future Of Canada’s Economy

Posted on 19 January 2017

Nobina Robinson Policy thought leader on Canadian innovation, higher education and skills  Canada seems perpetually fixated on the “knowledge economy,” no matter the political stripes of the government in power. Budget 2017 will roll out the Innovation Agenda, where significant funds will be dedicated to supporting “super clusters” around the likes of aerospace, cyber security, or [...] Continue Reading

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Life & Style

Brain activity ‘key in stress link to heart disease’

Posted on 19 January 2017

The effect of constant stress on a deep-lying region of the brain explains the increased risk of heart attack, a study in The Lancet suggests. In a study of 300 people, those with higher activity in the amygdala were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease – and sooner than others. Stress could be as important [...] Continue Reading

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Life & Style

Social media can reduce stress – at least for women, study finds

Posted on 19 January 2017

We’ve talked long and often about how the Internet becomes a black hole for our productivity and leisure time, Twitter spats stress us out unnecessarily and constant connectivity distracts and exhausts. But a new large-scale study from the Pew Research Center suggests using social media in a particular way may actually reduce stress, at least [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Kareena Kapoor Khan to resume work next month

Posted on 19 January 2017

All throughout her pregnancy, Kareena Kapoor Khan continued to work amidst endorsements and never shied away from appearances. Setting a trend in Bollywood, not only did she break stereotypes by flaunting her baby bump proudly but she made appearances that made fashion statements. Unlike many, Kareena Kapoor Khan decided to keep her maternity break short. [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Have not played by Bollywood rules: Shruti Haasan

Posted on 19 January 2017

She made her debut with a Hindi film and went to do several South Indian movies but actress Shruti Haasan says she does not play by the rules of Bollywood. Imran Khan starrer Luck marked her first big screen appearance in 2009, which did not do well at the box office. The actress then went on to [...] Continue Reading

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