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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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Feature, Interviews

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

Both working-class and ‘elite’ voters favour Doug Ford in Ontario election, poll shows

Posted on 23 May 2018

Doug Ford’s folksy appeal to “the people” and disdain for “the elites” may be winning him support in the June 7 election, but a new poll shows there is no class war in Ontario. Both working-class and so-called “elite” voters favour Ford’s Progressive Conservatives over Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals and Andrea Horwath’s NDP, according to the [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Moody’s sounds ratings warning shot over Ontario budget

Posted on 23 May 2018

A major debt-rating agency is sounding the alarm on the Liberals’ big-spending pre-election budget. Moody’s Investors Service has changed the outlook on the province of Ontario’s ratings from “stable” to “negative” in the wake of Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s March 28 spending plan, which featured a $6.7-billion deficit. While not a credit downgrade to Ontario’s [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Why you’re paying more at the gas pump

Posted on 23 May 2018

With the average price of gas hovering around $1.30 per litre in Toronto on Monday — up from $1.07 a litre at this time last year — motorists are bracing for a summer of pain at the pumps. Drivers are paying a higher price when they fill up because the price of the benchmark West [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Doug Ford will Cut Gas Taxes by Ten Cents Per Litre

Posted on 23 May 2018

Predicts a Liberal/NDP carbon tax agenda that would see prices at the pump soar to $2.00/litre! Oakville — Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford today announced that an Ontario PC Government will cut the price of gas by ten cents per litre. These savings will be achieved by eliminating the Liberal/NDP cap-and-trade scheme, reducing Ontario’s provincial [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

Ontario is most at risk in Great Lakes region to NAFTA disruptions, BMO reports

Posted on 23 May 2018

Ontario is most at risk among economies in the Great Lakes region to any NAFTA trade disruption as the Canadian province relies on U.S. exports for a quarter of its output, according to a report from Bank of Montreal. “Its economy is arguably the most integrated with the U.S. through well-established supply chains,” said the [...] Continue Reading

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Child Care

Andrea Horwath Offers No Details on Child Care Costs

Posted on 23 May 2018

Families Need to Know How Much They Would Pay  (TORONTO)—Andrea Horwath’s child care plan is full of holes, while providing no answers for families earning more than $40,000 about how much they’ll be expected to pay for the NDP proposal. The NDP says those middle class families would pay an average of $12 a day, [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Real estate association says it won’t target individual candidates in pre-election campaign

Posted on 23 May 2018

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) says it has no plans to back away from its campaign promoting home ownership to parties and candidates in the upcoming provincial election. But OREA won’t be moving ahead with billboards supporting or criticizing individual political candidates, a spokesperson said Monday. That clarification comes in the wake of reports [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Priyanka Chopra arrives at Prince Harry-Meghan Markle’s wedding in style

Posted on 23 May 2018

Among 600 guests, our desi girl Priyanka Chopra was one to attend Prince Harry-Meghan Markle’s wedding. Priyanka looked drop dead gorgeous in a lavender Vivienne Westwood skirt and blazer combo teamed with a classy hat. Priyanka Chopra and Meghan Markle are good friends and that she got invitation for the royal wedding was revealed by [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Married couple Sonam Kapoor, Anand Ahuja to settle down in London

Posted on 23 May 2018

Grapevine strongly buzzed that Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja will settle down in London. The actress, who has many movies lined up for filming would be shuffling Delhi, Mumbai and London. The ‘Neerja’ actress has cleared the air in an interview to Mid-Day and said, “I have been shuttling between Mumbai and London for the [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Dia Mirza, Ranbir, Karan Johar, Shahid Kapoor announce 19th IIFA

Posted on 23 May 2018

The 19th IIFA is going to kick-start and Bollywood stars Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan and Dia Mirza along with filmmaker Karan Johar arrived in the capital to announce the 19th edition of IIFA. This year, the award show will take place from June 22-June 24 in Bangkok, Thailand. Filmmaker Karan Johar, whose association [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Zaira Wasim to play Abhishek Bachchan-Priyanka Chopra’s daughter

Posted on 23 May 2018

Zaira Wasim, who debuted in Bollywood with ‘Dangal’ and last seen in ‘Secret Superstar’ has bagged a promising role. She will play the role of a daughter to Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra in a film to be helmed by Shonali Bose. The untitled film is inspired by the true-life story of Aisha Chaudhary and [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Kareena Kapoor Khan says she’ll never be on social media

Posted on 23 May 2018

Shashanka Gosh’s Veere Di Wedding is all set to bring the gorgeous Kareena Kapoor Khan back to the big screen after a gap of two years. The actress took a break after giving birth to Bollywood’s most popular toddler Taimur Ali Khan. Kareena will be seen alongside Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania in [...] Continue Reading

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