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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

Canada’s Armed Forces, struggling to hit diversity goals, turns to new digital recruiting tools

Posted on 19 September 2018

The Canadian Armed Forces are struggling to hit their own targets to get more women, Indigenous people and visible minorities into uniform, new data obtained by Global News shows. And, in an attempt to to boost numbers that appear to have been largely stalled for more than three years, the Department of National Defence (DND) [...] Continue Reading

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Here’s how Canadian businesses are affected by Canadian retaliatory tariffs

Posted on 19 September 2018

As the ongoing trade dispute over steel and aluminum rages on, Canadian producers and manufacturers are caught in the middle. As Canada’s largest trade association, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters has more than 2,500 members and it tells Global News every single one is affected. Global News spoke with a number of steel manufacturers across the [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

25 Toronto MPs slam Ford for using notwithstanding clause, urge MPPs to defeat bill

Posted on 19 September 2018

The 25 Liberal MPs who represent ridings in the city of Toronto have unanimously called on Ontario MPPs to “defeat” Premier Doug Ford’s bill to cut the size of Toronto city council because of its “unprecedented use” of the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause. In a statement made public on Thursday, the group of Toronto MPs, which [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

NDP’s Andrea Horwath criticized for mixing politics with Humboldt tragedy

Posted on 19 September 2018

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is facing online backlash for mixing Ontario politics with the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. On Wednesday night, Horwath tweeted “Ford chaos in Ontario notwithstanding, my heart is in Humbolt with so many other Canadians from across our country.” However, it immediately caused several people to respond to the Hamilton Centre MPP with [...] Continue Reading

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Society

Toronto terrorist leader is locked up, but was still on social media

Posted on 19 September 2018

The former terrorist leader Zakaria Amara is locked away at Millhaven maximum-security prison, serving a life sentence for plotting Al Qaeda-inspired truck bombings in downtown Toronto. But for the past six months, a Facebook page in his name has been posting his prison photos as well as what purported to be his jailhouse prose, including [...] Continue Reading

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Politics

Ontario minister confident Toronto election date feasible as province pushes to pass bill on council cuts

Posted on 19 September 2018

TORONTO – Until recently, traffic congestion and lack of affordable housing were expected to dominate Toronto’s fall election, but now some candidates and voters are worried the fierce debate over the council’s size is overshadowing the issues they consider vital for the residents of Canada’s largest city. The dispute between Toronto and the province, triggered [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Justin Trudeau visits Brampton for 3rd Annual Community Appreciation BBQ jointly hosted by The Brampton Federal Liberal Associations

Posted on 19 September 2018

Brampton, ON – With the summer nearly over, and school back in full-swing, thousands of Bramptonians and their families took to Chinguacousy Park to hear from Justin Trudeau and enjoy an afternoon of food, fun, and entertainment.Along with having the opportunity to connect with friends and neighbours, attendees were able to meet with their local [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

Horwath addresses caucus in Scarborough saying role of Official Opposition more important than ever

Posted on 19 September 2018

SCARBOROUGH — Andrea Horwath gathered the NDP caucus in Scarborough Friday, delivering a leader’s report in which she said the role of the Official Opposition in Ontario is as critical as it ever has been. “Doug Ford has attacked the courts. He’s attacked democracy. Now, he’s attacking any person in Ontario who dares to disagree [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Akshay Kumar – Vidya Balan to star in R. Balki produced first ever INDIAN SPACE FILM

Posted on 19 September 2018

A while back it was announced that the film Chanda Mama Door Ke would be India’s first ever astronaut film, however the project was later shelved due to budgetary issues. Now we hear that Akshay Kumar is all set to star in what will be the first ever Indian astronaut film that will be produced [...] Continue Reading

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THACKERAY: Amrita Rao returns to films with this powerful role as Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife in Balasaheb Thackeray biopic

Posted on 19 September 2018

Balasaheb Thackeray is one of the most iconic political figures in India and his biopic is much awaited by many, especially the ones who reside in Maharashtra. The bilingual film Thackeray is all set to release next year with Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the lead and we hear that Amrita Rao has been roped in to [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Janhvi Kapoor to next feature in this Karan Johar production – biopic on IAF officer Gunjan Saxena

Posted on 19 September 2018

Janhvi Kapoor is undoubtedly the next blue eyed protégé of Karan Johar after Alia Bhatt. The actress, who made her debut with the filmmaker’s production Dhadak, seems to have made a hattrick with the director-producer. After she was signed on for the multi-starrer period drama Takht, Janhvi is all set for her third film with [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Whoa! Kareena Kapoor Khan to start her own RADIO show and here’s what it is about

Posted on 19 September 2018

Well from an actress to a designer to now a radio jockey, there is no stopping to Kareena Kapoor Khan.  Not too long ago, we heard that the actress is contemplating on launching her own label of clothes and accessories. Now, another update is that Kareena is planning to explore the world of radio with [...] Continue Reading

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