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Artist Gives Disney Characters A South Asian Flair

Thusyanthe Srisachiananthadasan, an artist based in Germany is known for taking well known Disney characters like Aladdin and Princess Jasmine and giving them a traditional South Asian look. Art has been a passion for her since a young age: “Since the age of 16 I have always loved painting and knew it was my passion. [...]

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Feature, Interviews

Tamil Canadian Makes Strides In the Pageant World

I hope to be a source of pride to a nation that celebrates it’s 150th year of being at the forefront of all that is progressive. ANNE KASTHURY SAVERIMUTHU Anne Kasthuri Saverimuthu, reigning Miss York Region and a Top Ten Finalist for Miss Canada Globe, is flying to Florida this May to represent Canada at [...]

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Feature, Interviews

Artists need to turn global turmoil into art that activates people to progress: Alysha Brilla

Alysha Brillinger  better known by her stage name Alysha Brilla is an Indo-Tanzanian-Canadian musician. Born in Mississauga, Ontario and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, Brilla started singing in her early teens in local bands and at various festivals, including the Coalflats and Kitchener Blues Festival, where she was the 2008 winner of the Grande River Youth [...]

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Feature, Interviews

M-103: Liberal Government Will Support Iqra Khalid’s Motion Condemning Islamophobia

Federal Liberals will support a backbencher’s motion calling on the government to condemn Islamophobia and study the best ways to quell an “increasing public climate of hate and fear.” Motion 103, tabled by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid has sparked divisions among Conservatives and raised the ire of those who argue its adoption could have a [...]

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Feature, Interviews

Trump vows to only tweak Canadian NAFTA provisions after Trudeau meeting

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won personal assurances from President Donald Trump during an Oval Office meeting earlier this week that the United States only wants to tweak the North American free-trade provisions that govern commerce with Canada. Mr. Trudeau steered clear of controversial subjects – refusing to criticize Mr. Trump’s ban on Syrian refugees and [...]

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Editorial

Precarious jobs scar employees’ mental health

Posted on 23 March 2017

It’s a well known trope that millenials are permanently attached to their phones. Stress, unhappiness and an unhealthy home life are the biggest consequences of unstable employment, according to a new survey of more than 4,000 workers by the Ontario Federation of Labour. While financial insecurity was flagged as a cause for concern, respondents identified [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Canadian Workers Need A Government Willing To Stand Up For Them

Posted on 23 March 2017

The Hon. Charlie Angus For decades, Liberal and Conservative politicians have argued that free trade is the panacea for all our economic ills. That they negotiate our trade deals in backrooms not for themselves, but for all of us. Most recently Liberals were spinning and waxing on about how their multilateral trade deals were done [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Daughter diplomacy: Trudeau’s unorthodox play for Donald Trump’s approval

Posted on 23 March 2017

 businesswoman whose lifestyle brand is struggling with liberals. A liberal-multilateralist prime minister who needs an in with a conservative-nationalist president. Diplomacy is rooted in interests. And Ivanka Trump and Justin Trudeau both have an interest in hanging out with each other. The prime minister sat with the president’s daughter last week at the Broadway musical Come From Away, the [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Automation Will Take Millions Of Canadian Jobs, Ottawa Warned

Posted on 23 March 2017

Federal officials were warned over the summer that machines are going to replace more jobs in the workforce in the coming years and that will require a rethink of how government helps the unemployed. Documents prepared for top officials at Employment and Social Development Canada don’t hint at how federal policy will have to adapt [...] Continue Reading

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South Asian Politics

Pak-Afghan relations shaky after terrorists use Afghanistan as safe haven

Posted on 23 March 2017

 Dr. Hasan Askari  Pakistan’s Adviser on Foreign Policy, Sartaj Aziz, and Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser, Haneef Atmar, met in London on March 15 and 16 on the invitation of the British government. They discussed ways and means to overcome current difficulties in the relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The major desire of the Afghan government [...] Continue Reading

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Careers

40% Of Canadian Workers Would Take A Pay Cut For Career Growth

Posted on 23 March 2017

It’s not all about the money, apparently. According to a new ADP Sentiment Survey, 40 per cent of Canadian workers would take a pay cut at a new job in order to overcome a “growth gap” — a lack of career development opportunities from their current employers. Of the 828 working Canadians surveyed, 23 per cent said [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Buying a condo, though cheaper, comes with its own costs

Posted on 23 March 2017

Buying a condominium may be an affordable way for many first-time homebuyers in Canada’s big cities to enter the real estate market. But the condo market comes with its own set of costs. Purchasing a condo should start with finding a realtor who specializes in the neighbourhoods you’re interested in and knows the buildings, Vancouver [...] Continue Reading

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Finance

Panama Papers have helped fuel ‘a more aggressive CRA’

Posted on 23 March 2017

For the Canada Revenue Agency, the Panama Papers was a line in the sand. Unlike those exposed by previous leaks, tax cheats named in the massive database won’t be offered amnesty; instead, they’re more likely to end up doing hard time. “This is a more aggressive CRA,” said assistant commissioner Ted Gallivan in an interview [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

You are what you eat: Surveen Chawla

Posted on 23 March 2017

Actress Surveen Chawla, last seen in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 9 and 24 (Season 2), was seen last evening at The Femina Beauty Awards. She wore fashion designer Samant Chauhan’s Kinnaur Queen II collection’s white gown. Surveen’s gown was styled by Sanam Ratansi. A happy Surveen quoted, “I feel very beautiful, and Femina is all about [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Anushka Sharma talks about her brother: We are living our dream

Posted on 23 March 2017

When younger, Anushka Sharma would find her brother Karnesh irritating. Today, they have teamed up to create magic on screen. Our conversation begins with some guy talk. Anushka Sharma’s brother, Karnesh, enquires about the mid-day mate. “I remember it used to be popular,” he says. A shocked Anushka is clueless about what her brother is [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Taapsee Pannu is eager to teach Kudo to women after training for Naam Shabana

Posted on 23 March 2017

Taapsee Pannu who is all set for her upcoming release Naam Shabana is keen on teaching Kudo to women. The actress feels that the biggest weapon every female has for her safety is herself and hence, wants to spread awareness about the same. She has taken her first step towards it by giving women self-defence training. Taapsee Pannu, who is [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Rani Mukerji’s first interview post-motherhood & she talks about EVERYTHING

Posted on 23 March 2017

It’s been two years since I last met Rani Mukerji. She took a break from the life she knew to concentrate on the life she made — Adira. She was immersed in motherhood, and movies were nowhere in the picture (excuse the pun). Now that the queen has committed to a film, she is coming [...] Continue Reading

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