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When the Fear of Terrorism Trumps Reason

When the Fear of Terrorism Trumps Reason

19/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Phil Gurski in Ottawa There is no question that fear sells. The latest Stephen King film about an evil clown – It –  grossed over…

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Amerika: Amnesty for a Convicted Felon, 800,000 Young People Summarily Condemned

Amerika: Amnesty for a Convicted Felon, 800,000 Young People Summarily Condemned

10/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Alberto Ledesma in Berkeley, California I first became a “dreamer” more than forty years ago. That is when my parents brought my sisters…

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New TVO Ontario Hubs might be Model for Supporting Local Journalism

New TVO Ontario Hubs might be Model for Supporting Local Journalism

08/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: John Ferri in Toronto The crisis in local journalism is well documented, most extensively in a report last January by the Public Policy Forum, and…

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News

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Immigration Lawyers Fear Flow of Misinformation as DACA Ends

Immigration Lawyers Fear Flow of Misinformation as DACA Ends

06/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Amanda Connolly in Ottawa Immigration lawyers in Canada are warning about risks caused by the spread of misinformation as the Trump administration rolls back a U.S. government program that…

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Sikhs Make World Go Round in Oliver

Sikhs Make World Go Round in Oliver

25/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Bhupinder S. Liddar in Oliver, BC Nestled in the scenic and stunning rolling dry desert hills and mirror lakes of Okanagan Valley in beautiful British Columbia is the town of…

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Ontario Black Youth Action Plan

Ontario Black Youth Action Plan

02/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Sam Minassie in Toronto Ontario’s Black Youth Action Plan is taking another step forward with a new mentorship initiative. As part of its four-year $47 million-dollar project, the province…

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Politics

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Wake Up Democracy!

Wake Up Democracy!

15/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary By: Avi Benlolo in Toronto Today is International Day of Democracy. Yet, the western world seems to have lost hope of the very fundamentals…

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Canadian Media Falling into US-Style Polarization, Says Former Harper Minister

Canadian Media Falling into US-Style Polarization, Says Former Harper Minister

11/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Jeremy J. Nuttall in Ottawa Canada could turn into a U.S.-style partisan battleground if its politicians and media don’t mend their ways, says former…

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Wynne — Math or Sex Education

Wynne — Math or Sex Education

11/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Surjit Singh Flora in Brampton Time is quickly running out for this liberal government. With recent polls showing Kathleen Wynne’s approval rating hovering…

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Policy

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Shifting Our Conversations From Marriage Fraud to Marriage Breakdown

Shifting Our Conversations From Marriage Fraud to Marriage Breakdown

02/05/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Will Tao in Vancouver The Liberal Government finally delivered on their long-standing campaign promise to end conditional permanent residency for spouses on April…

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Integration Models Highlight of Metropolis Conference

Integration Models Highlight of Metropolis Conference

23/03/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Andrew Griffith in Ottawa The just-concluded National Metropolis Conference is an annual forum for researchers, policy makers and immigrant-service organizations. This year the…

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Refugees from U.S. are Breaking the Law

Refugees from U.S. are Breaking the Law

19/03/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Surjit Singh Flora in Brampton For many Sikhs in Canada today, the Komagata Maru incident still looms large in our consciousness.   For anyone…

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Economy

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Demanding Canadian Experience is no Way to Conduct Business

Demanding Canadian Experience is no Way to Conduct Business

14/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Andrea Elliot in Toronto “You don’t have Canadian experience.” This is what a new immigrant from New Delhi with a university degree, an MBA…

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Taxes are the Canadian Family's Largest Expense

Taxes are the Canadian Family's Largest Expense

01/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios in Vancouver  With home prices rising across the country, many of us would likely assume that housing costs (including rent and mortgage…

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Why the Benefits of Diversity are not Theoretical

Why the Benefits of Diversity are not Theoretical

26/04/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Bessma Momani, Jillian Stirk, Anna Klimbovskaia  The story of Canada’s embrace of different languages, cultures and peoples is not a new one. Diversity in Canada…

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Education

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A Game with No Winner

A Game with No Winner

17/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Mona Mashhadi Rajabi in Tehran, Iran “Canada needs you!”  This is a sentiment I heard over and over while I was in Canada. I came…

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Australia’s ‘Spectacular’ Failure in Languages

Australia’s ‘Spectacular’ Failure in Languages

07/07/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Tim Mayfield in Melbourne, Australia The latest Australian census data is in and it makes for interesting reading. Of particular note, 72 per cent…

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Student Newspaper Sparks Hate Speech Debate

Student Newspaper Sparks Hate Speech Debate

09/06/2017 | New Canadian Media

By Leslie Layton in Chico, California On a recent Wednesday, Chico State journalism professor Mark Plenke was messaged that he should check the campus newspaper…

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Health

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Digital Health Portals Could Actually Widen Health Disparities

Digital Health Portals Could Actually Widen Health Disparities

01/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Viji Sundaram in Mountainview, California A much heralded push toward digital patient portals, commonly integrated with electronic health records, may be exacerbating health disparities…

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Allergies among Newcomers in Canada Increase Over Time

Allergies among Newcomers in Canada Increase Over Time

02/05/2017 | New Canadian Media

By Belen Febres-Cordero in Vancouver Upon arrival, immigrant populations in Canada tend to present less allergies than their Canadian-born counterparts, but prevalence increases with time,…

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“I Almost Died from Genital Mutilation”

“I Almost Died from Genital Mutilation”

03/10/2016 | The Patriotic Vangaurd

Commentary By Dr. Nanah Sheriff Fofanah-Sesay Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises of all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia such…

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Arts & Culture

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Celebrating Diversity Through Living Books

Celebrating Diversity Through Living Books

08/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Sam Minassie in Toronto The Institute of Canadian Archives is gearing up for its feature event of the year, which will showcase a number…

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Canada’s (M)other Tongues

Canada’s (M)other Tongues

22/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Caora Mckenna in Halifax If you’ve ever travelled or worked abroad, speaking and listening in a language that isn’t your own, you know the…

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The Loneliness of Being an Immigrant

The Loneliness of Being an Immigrant

15/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Lu Xu in Halifax  “I don’t have anything else to do,” says Keith Bi. He is cleaning pig intestines—a tedious job. In the sink…

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