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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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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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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

Trudeau on Trump: We support North Korea efforts, won’t engage on comments

Posted on 13 June 2018

U.S. trade adviser Peter Navarro apologizes for his ‘special place in hell’ remark about prime minister OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is cheering Donald Trump’s bid to broker a deal to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons, but he’s keeping mum on the U.S. president’s persistent trash talk against Canada. The Liberal government [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

A new day has dawned in Ontario’: Doug Ford PCs win majority government

Posted on 13 June 2018

With PCs handed a majority government on Thursday, Ford took the stage in a Toronto ballroom and heralded a new, Fordian era in Ontario TORONTO — With Progressive Conservatives handed a majority government on Thursday, Doug Ford took the stage in a Toronto ballroom and, thundering all the phrases that won him the premier’s office, [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Wynne hopes Ford changes rules to give Liberals official party status

Posted on 13 June 2018

TORONTO — Ontario’s outgoing Liberals made a pitch to hold on to official party status Friday as they entered a period of extreme uncertainty in the wake of an election that took them from a majority government to a mere seven seats. Kathleen Wynne, who stepped down as Liberal leader after the party’s dramatic downfall, [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

73 new MPPs bring fresh perspectives to Queen’s Park

Posted on 13 June 2018

Suze Morrison is among the first-time legislators on their way to Queen’s Park. And while she says her work in the non-profit sector and on boards has primed her for the role, she does have a number of practical questions. “Things like hiring staff, opening an office, who tells me where my seat in this [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Seven remaining Liberal MPPs prepare to rebuild their party

Posted on 13 June 2018

The party’s not over — but to bring it back to life, the Ontario Liberals know they have a lot of work ahead of them. And at the centre of the rebuilding will be the seven MPPs who survived an election that saw the party go from majority government at Queen’s Park to losing official [...] Continue Reading

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Trump’s tariff threat rattles auto sector

Posted on 13 June 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to impose 25-per-cent tariffs on auto imports from Canada would devastate the integrated supply chain that has been built up over decades and also cause job losses on both sides of the border, industry experts warn. “It’s definitely going to impact the whole supply chain of automobiles in Canada and [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Annual Walk for Al- Quds Held on Saturday 09th June 2018 At Queens Park

Posted on 13 June 2018

Over 2,500 Jews, Christians, Muslims and people from all walks of lives in Toronto joined millions of protestors in over 800 cities to condemn the israeli war crimes against the indigenous Palestinian population. The protestors expressed their solidarity with the 7.2 million refugees who have been forced out of their homes by the Zionist extremist [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

Statement by Ruby Sahota on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Imposed by the United States of America

Posted on 13 June 2018

Ottawa, ON – As a Member of the Automotive Caucus and as a Member of Parliament for the city that is home to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, one of the largest automotive companies in North America, I will not stop fighting for the Canadian Automotive sector and the jobs it supports, especially here in Brampton. In [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Alia Bhatt dines with Ranbir’s family, walks hand-in-hand with Samara

Posted on 13 June 2018

Alia Bhatt is growing closer to Ranbir Kapoor as well as his family. On Saturday night, the ‘Highway’ actress was caught on a dinner date with beau Ranbir, Neetu Kapoor, Riddhima Sahni and her daughter Samara. Alia was dressed in a white outfit, colour co-ordinated with Ranbir’s niece. Holding samara’s hand, Alia is seen making [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

ABC issues apology statement after Priyanka Chopra’s Quantico receives flak from Indians

Posted on 13 June 2018

 Priyanka Chopra, who is currently seen in ABC Studios’ crime drama Quantico, recently, came under fire over an episode. The episode titled ‘The Blood of Romeo’ showed Indian nationalists framing against Pakistan in a terror plot. This episode invited wrath against the makers, the network and Priyanka Chopra over their episode. This offended many Indians [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

“Entertainment is a very brutal business.” – Jacqueline Fernandez

Posted on 13 June 2018

Jacqueline Fernandez is currently gearing up for the release of her next Race 3 which is an action thriller. With this film, Jacqueline will once again be reuniting with Salman Khan in Race 3. It was almost a decade ago when the actress started her journey in Bollywood and ever since then, there has been [...] Continue Reading

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Soon-to-be wedded Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone buy a house

Posted on 13 June 2018

As Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will take saat pheras on November 19th, the couple is busy looking for a suitable love nest where they can settle down after wedding. The couple have also checked an apartment at Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s building but finally he has zeroed upon a house in Bandra’s Shri [...] Continue Reading

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