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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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Feature, Interviews

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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Feature, Interviews

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

Members of Trudeau’s youth council urge cancellation of Kinder Morgan buyout

Posted on 18 July 2018

Letter says pipeline project violates Indigenous rights, risks ‘irreversible damage’ to B.C. coast Members of Justin Trudeau’s youth council are urging the prime minister to withdraw his decision to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Sixteen past and present members of the youth council are releasing a letter to Trudeau expressing their “disappointment” in the [...] Continue Reading

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Immigration

Immigration critics urge Liberals to present clear plan, costing for asylum seekers

Posted on 18 July 2018

House of Commons immigration committee holding a special meeting Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel has accused the government of normalizing the influx of irregular border crossers and wants an emergency summer session to hold the minister to account. Calling it a “border crisis,” Rempel is pushing for the immigration committee to study the impact of [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Doug Ford pulls Ontario representative from Washington

Posted on 18 July 2018

Ontario’s new trade minister will head to the U.S. capital this week to testify at a hearing Ontario Premier Doug Ford has removed the province’s representative in Washington, D.C., from her position and it’s unclear whether he intends to replace Monique Smith or cut the job. Smith confirmed to CBC News that she is returning [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Ontario sex-ed will still include consent, gender identity, education minister says

Posted on 18 July 2018

PC government announced plans to scrap modernized sex-ed curriculum last week Ontario’s education minister says despite the government’s plans to scrap the modernized sex-ed curriculum, students will continue to be taught about things like consent and gender identity this fall. Lisa Thompson made the announcement during Monday’s question period at Queen’s Park, less than a [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

Government of Canada providing assistance to Toronto for asylum seeker housing

Posted on 18 July 2018

Ottawa, ON – Building on previous commitments to support Toronto and other municipalities facing temporary housing pressures, the federal government announced today that it will actively support Toronto through housing support for asylum seekers currently housed in two college dormitories. With Toronto facing pressure to find housing for this cohort of individuals, in-depth discussion have [...] Continue Reading

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Society

STATEMENT BY SALMA ZAHID, MP SCARBOROUGH CENTRE

Posted on 18 July 2018

SCARBOROUGH – I am pleased to report that my treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma has been successfully completed, and I look forward to an active summer connecting with constituents and to returning to my duties in the House of Commons this Fall. On Friday, I met with my oncologist who told me my scans show I [...] Continue Reading

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Careers

Mastering the art of the job search

Posted on 18 July 2018

 Whether it’s your first job out of post-secondary or the next step up the corporate ladder, finding a new job is never easy. If you’ve recently arrived in Canada, the process can be even more daunting. Your day-to-day life, as well as navigating the job market might be quite different from what you are familiar [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Nick Jonas plans beach birthday for ladylove Priyanka Chopra

Posted on 18 July 2018

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are going great guns. For the past few months, their personal life is making lots of buzz. Their pictures of outing and spending time together has been circulated a lot on media. The couple is very serious about one another and is determined to take their relationship to the next [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Irrfan Khan, battling cancer, shares new picture from London

Posted on 18 July 2018

Versatile actor Irrfan Khan, who is battling cancer bravely and with smiling face shared a new picture from London. The actor looks joyful although he has shed few kilos. The picture shows him wearing a yellow T-shirt through a glass window with earphones around his neck and donning a big smile on his face. In [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

DaBangg Tour side effect: Salman Khan effectuates Katrina Kaif – Jacqueline Fernandez patch up

Posted on 18 July 2018

Salman Khan’s current concert tours in the US and Canada are proving a success in more ways than one. Not only have the concerts been getting fabulous footfalls, Salman Khan has managed a miracle of sorts by bringing about a rapprochement between his two warring lady friends, Katrina Kaif and Jacqueline Fernandez. Apparently, Salman Khan [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

‘Dhadak’ screening: Sonam, Varun, Rhea, Sanjay, Janhvi, Ishaan grace

Posted on 18 July 2018

 On Saturday evening, Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter have organised a special screening for ‘Dhadak’ and it was mostly attended by their family members. Janhvi’s dad Boney Kapoor and sister Khushi graced the screening. It also saw Sonam Kapoor, Rhea, Anil and Sunita Kapoor, Sanjay, Maheep, Shanaya, Jahaan, Mohit Marwah and other members of the [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

‘Kasautii Zindagi Kay’ remake: Erica Fernandes shoots a promo video

Posted on 18 July 2018

Erica Fernandez has stepped into Prerna Basu, played by Shweta Tiwari in the remake of well-known and long running telly soap, ‘Kasauti Zindagi Kay’ remake and she has shot a special promo video. In the video, Erica was seen doing the same outfit as Shweta Tiwari. The actress donned a black suit and red long [...] Continue Reading

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