Feature, Interviews

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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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

Trump attacks union leader days after he stated new NAFTA deal must include Canada

Posted on 07 September 2018

President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” The president’s attack [...] Continue Reading

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American Politics

The end of NAFTA? What the U.S.-Mexico trade deal means for Canada

Posted on 07 September 2018

There was a time when Mexico was seeking reassurances from Canada about not being excluded from the NAFTA renegotiations prompted by the United States. On Monday, though, it was the U.S. and Mexico that announced a deal to change the 25-year old trade pact, with Canada pressured to sign on by Friday. And the message [...] Continue Reading

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Environment

Ottawa looking into climate change impact for East Coast ferry ports, airport, bridge

Posted on 07 September 2018

Ottawa has posted a tender asking engineering firms to assess how climate change and extreme weather will affect some of Atlantic Canada’s major ferry terminals, airports and the Confederation Bridge. The tender posted last week seeks analysis on the vulnerability of the infrastructure to rising sea levels, harsher storms and changing waves. It says the [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

Toronto police to no longer offer uniformed officers as crossing guard backfill

Posted on 07 September 2018

On the first day back to school, Toronto police say they will no longer have uniformed officers help fill in as crossing guards. The move comes as part of the Action Plan: The Way Forward which was approved in 2017 and recommends transitioning the School Crossing Guard Program to the city of Toronto’s transportation service’s [...] Continue Reading

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Finance

Rising oil prices expected to spur spending by small, intermediate producers

Posted on 07 September 2018

Rising oil prices that encouraged more spending by small and intermediate oil and gas companies in Western Canada in the first six months of 2018 are expected to lead drilling budgets to grow even further this fall. Producers say last week’s steady march by U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil prices to higher than US$70 [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Racism, insults among complaints made about Canadian border guards: report

Posted on 07 September 2018

The Canada Border Services Agency faced more than 100 founded complaints from travellers last year, including allegations of racism and rudeness – and one instance of a woman alleging a border officer yelled at her while she was in medical distress. Data provided to The Canadian Press through access to information legislation says that in [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Saudi students to make asylum claims in Canada amid diplomatic feud

Posted on 07 September 2018

Around 20 Saudi students are set to make asylum claims in Canada so that they can continue studying and living here, amid a diplomatic spat between the two countries. Omar Abdulaziz, a Saudi dissident activist who secured asylum in Canada in 2014, told Global News that the students’ plans were thrown into chaos after the [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Toronto Real Estate Board threatens legal action against realtors in battle over home sales data

Posted on 07 September 2018

TORONTO – A lawyer representing the Toronto Real Estate Board says it is considering whether to fight for adjustments to a Competition Tribunal order that enabled the publication of Greater Toronto Area home sales data. TREB lawyer Brian Facey says the board representing 50,000 GTA realtors has yet to decide if it will try to [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

‘Biggest Load of Cowdung’: Ravi Shastri on His Link-up With ‘Airlift’ Actress Nimrat Kaur

Posted on 07 September 2018

Several reports had suggested Ravi Shastri had been dating Nimrat since the last two years Social media was abuzz yesterday with stories of Nimrat Kaur being the love interest of former cricketer and current Indian team coach Ravi Shastri. The Lunchbox actress’ name appeared in various reports, which speculated that the actor was dating the [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Yet Another Person Walks Out of Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika

Posted on 07 September 2018

The controversies surrounding Kangana Ranaut’s Jhansi ki Rani biopic seem to be never-ending The volume of artistes walking out of Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi  is likely to grow in the coming days and weeks. The latest creative protest against the film’s leading lady’s high-handed takeover of the directorial reins comes from the [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Latest Rumour: Khushi Kapoor May be Launched Opposite Shah Rukh’s Son

Posted on 07 September 2018

The buzz is that after Jahnvi Kapoor, Khushi is prepping up for a Bollywood debut Now that Boney Kapoor and Sridevi’s elder daughter  Janhvi  has been launched in Karan Johar’s Dhadak, all eyes in the  Kapoor family are  on  the other couple’s daughter Khushi who, we hear, is also being groomed  for an early debut. [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 Movie Review: Fahad Mustafa, Ahmad Ali Butt and Sohail Ahmed Steal the Show

Posted on 07 September 2018

Nadeem Baig’s 2015 directorial venture starring Humayun Saeed, Vasay Chaudhry, Ahmad Ali Butt and Hamza Ali Abbasi was the biggest hit of that year and when Masala! had asked Nadeem to share the secret formula behind the thunderous business of his first film, his response was ‘I like to make films where you don’t bother [...] Continue Reading

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