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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

Quebec Liberals promise guaranteed minimum income for some residents

Posted on 14 December 2017

The plan to guarantee income for those deemed unable to work came as part of the party’s anti-poverty strategy. QUEBEC—Premier Philippe Couillard is promising to create a guaranteed minimum income for certain Quebecers as part of a $3-billion anti-poverty plan. Couillard and Employment Minister François Blais presented the government’s five-year anti-poverty strategy in Quebec City [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Brampton power plant ‘gamed’ Ontario electricity system for millions, fined $10M

Posted on 14 December 2017

Ontario Energy Board found Goreway Station Partnership “repeatedly exploited defects” in the system by which the provincial Independent Electricity System Operator pays suppliers for power. A Brampton gas plant that the government admits “gamed”Ontario’s electricity system for $120 million in overbillings will pocket $10 million despite a $10 million fine and $100 million repayment order. [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Ontario’s fiscal watchdog doubts books are balanced

Posted on 14 December 2017

The Financial Accountability Officer (FAO) said Monday that there will be a $4 billion deficit in 2017-18 even though the Liberals maintain the books are in the black. Ontario’s fiscal watchdog warns the provincial budget is not balanced — due to a difference of opinion over accounting that was first raised by the auditor general [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Tories want OPP to investigate ‘ineligible expenses’ billed by power plants

Posted on 14 December 2017

 “Generators claimed thousands of dollars for staff car washes, carpet cleaning, road repairs, landscaping, scuba gear and raccoon traps,” wrote auditor general Bonnie Lysyk. The Progressive Conservatives are calling on police to investigate $260 million in “ineligible expenses” — including staff car washes and scuba gear — billed by nine power plants, as revealed in [...] Continue Reading

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Society

Ontario’s police watchdog says it has evidence Peel detective conducted ‘biased’ investigation

Posted on 14 December 2017

Ontario’s police complaints watchdog alleges that a Peel Regional Police detective conducted a “biased” extortion probe against two men, including a York Regional Police sergeant, then authorized a “misleading” media release containing “inaccurate” information. After a lengthy investigation, Ontario’s police complaints watchdog says it has found evidence that a Peel Regional Police detective conducted a [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Over 1,000 Stand for International Law, and call the Canadian Government to stand against a Israeli-Only Jerusalem

Posted on 14 December 2017

Today, over a 1,000 people came together in front of the US Consulate to stand for international law, and against a Israeli-only Jerusalem.  People from all walks of life, Jews, Christians, Muslims and other faiths, joined together to send the message “Hands Off Al Quds/Jerusalem.” Their message is that USA decision to name Jerusalem as [...] Continue Reading

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Finance

Government of Canada Launches Pre-Budget Consultations

Posted on 14 December 2017

Canadians Invited to Offer Their Ideas on How to Grow and Strengthen the Middle Class Department of Finance Canada Our government is working hard to grow the economy and provide more support for the middle class. Over 500,000 new jobs have been created since 2015 and the unemployment rate is nearly the lowest it has [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Wynne’s hospital privatization scheme diverts millions of dollars from front-line care

Posted on 14 December 2017

QUEEN’S PARK — In question period on Thursday, NDP Health critic France Gélinas said the Liberal government must answer for its privatization scheme, which is now forcing hospitals to divert resources away from front-line care in order to cover millions of dollars in maintenance costs that private contractors refuse to provide. The 2017 Auditor General’s [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Shah Rukh Khan roped in as the host for Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017

Posted on 14 December 2017

 Setting a milestone in its premiere edition, being the first ever awards show to celebrate India’s female cinematic legends, the second edition of Lux Golden Rose Awards 017 is geared up once again to raise the bar further. Gracing the occasion with his well-known charm and popularity, the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan will [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Alia Bhatt to star opposite Ranveer Singh in Simmba?

Posted on 14 December 2017

Fans of Ranveer Singh were extremely dejected when they found that Padmavati, that promises to show Ranveer at his best, was postponed indefinitely. But a few days ago, what made them happy was the formal announcement of Simmba, the official Hindi remake of the Telugu hit Temper. Directed by Rohit Shetty, the first look of [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Inside details: All about Virat-Anushka’s mehendi, sangeet, wedding

Posted on 14 December 2017

Well, it is almost confirmed that two lovebirds dating strongly for a long time is going to be officially one. Yes, we are talking about Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. Wedding bells is soon going to ring but not in India, Italy is the place where the couple will take wedding vows. On Thursday night, [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Anil Kapoor to play Salman Khan’s father in Race 3

Posted on 14 December 2017

Anil Kapoor fans were an unhappy lot when the starcast of Race 3 was officially announced. After all, the maverick actor was missing and it was surely sad news for many since he rocked in the first two parts of Race. As Robert D’Costa aka RD, he was funny, suave and got to mouth some [...] Continue Reading

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