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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

Ontario dips into reserves to cover increased costs of free tuition and college strike

Posted on 22 February 2018

Money is taken from the province’s $500 million reserve fund but Finance Minister Charles Sousa says the budget will be balanced. Higher costs for student loans – including for college learners whose courses were extended because of a fall strike — forced the province to dip into its $500 million reserve fund in the third [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Patrick Brown says he’s suing CTV over sexual misconduct allegations

Posted on 22 February 2018

‘My lawyers are talking to CTV’ former Ontario PC leader says in Facebook post. Patrick Brown says he’s suing CTV for airing a story detailing sexual misconduct allegations against him involving two young women — accusations he has called lies. “In the court of public opinion and among the many journalists I’ve spoken to, these [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Premier confirms ‘troubling’ sex assault allegations against unnamed former Liberal cabinet minister

Posted on 22 February 2018

Liberal MPP would have served in the cabinet of David Peterson, who was premier from 1985 to 1990. A woman alleges she was groped and propositioned by a former Liberal MPP and subjected to his “chronic inebriation” — and that her initial complaint, more than a decade ago, went ignored. The former political staff member [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Scarborough RT could be shut down for ‘at least a year’, internal documents reveal

Posted on 22 February 2018

City and provincial officials say they think a shutdown can be avoided, but they have yet to agree on a solution. The Scarborough RT would need to be shut down before a planned subway extension opens, leaving residents and commuters on the bus for at least a year, internal documents say. Emails obtained in a [...] Continue Reading

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Living

Toronto homeowners get inflation-level tax hike as city budget passes

Posted on 22 February 2018

Councillor Gord Perks tried and failed to boost taxes by 4 per cent, saying he is weary of arguments “that if we increase property taxes (Toronto) will not be affordable.” Council has approved an $11-billion operating budget that for the fourth year in a row keeps property taxes in line with inflation while rejecting calls [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

Canada pitches more credit for electric, driverless car production in NAFTA talks

Posted on 22 February 2018

The U.S.’s NAFTA negotiator broadly rebuked Canada’s latest auto ideas. Canada wants North American automakers to get extra credit for making cars more environmentally friendly or able to drive themselves as negotiators try to bridge one of NAFTA’s sharpest divides. At the latest round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks, Canada put forward [...] Continue Reading

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News in Brief

Opportunities for Brampton with Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster announcement

Posted on 22 February 2018

BRAMPTON, ON – The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced yesterday that a strategy to build an Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster for Canada has qualified for federal investments under the Government of Canada’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative. More than 140 organizations participated in the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster bid. The City of [...] Continue Reading

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Community

Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid, along with community elder Mehmood Khan, nomination candidates Imran Mian and Hifza Musa..

Posted on 22 February 2018

On February 17th, 2018, Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid, along with community elder Mehmood Khan, nomination candidates Imran Mian and Hifza Musa, along with their spouses sat together to discuss how to reinforce positivity and strength within the Mississauga – Erin Mills community. It was a very positive meeting discussing the way forward after a [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Priyanka Chopra allegedly sues Nirav Modi for defrauding her

Posted on 22 February 2018

Globetrotter Priyanka Chopra is the face of the Nirav Modi diamond jewellery house. The actress, who has featured in several campaigns, has sued the jewellery company on grounds of defrauding her. According to the reports, Nirav Modi has been accused in Punjab National Bank’s Rs. 11,000 crore fraud. Priyanka Chopra’s management has sued the company [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

My wife Anushka has been criticized a lot, Virat Kohli

Posted on 22 February 2018

In his winning speech, Virat Kohli has showered praise on his actress wife Anushka Sharma. If you remember in the past when the cricketer was dating Anushka, the latter was blamed for Virat’s poor performance but then the couple did not react. And now when Virat Kohliperformed fabulously well in the matches against South Africa, [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Femina Beauty Awards: Aishwarya, Disha Patani, Malaika dazzle at the red carpet

Posted on 22 February 2018

Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards 2018 was held on February 15 in Mumbai and Bollywood stars graced the red carpet in elegance. Celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Disha Patani, Malaika Arora and many others shine at the red carpet. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dazzles in a shimmery gown by Nadim Olivera for Labourjoisie, Disha Patani looked gorgeous [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Katrina Kaif will be seen in Sonakshi Sinha starrer Welcome To New York and we have the details

Posted on 22 February 2018

The trailer of Welcome To New York has revealed that the film is not only a rib-tickling movie but also an extremely star-studded one. So if you are expecting many guest appearances, by stars then fans are definitely in for a treat. Besides Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh, the film features many A-listers in intriguing [...] Continue Reading

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