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Cathy Wong’s Fear of a Bus Driver

Cathy Wong’s Fear of a Bus Driver

24/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

By Ashoke Dasgupta in Winnipeg, MB Cathy Wong (61), who emigrated from Hong Kong, had an unpleasant experience last December, with a racist bus driver.…

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United We March

United We March

23/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: Mohammed Hammoud in London, ON On Saturday, January 20, millions took to the streets to protest unjust legislative policies against women in the U.S.…

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Ethnic Women are Full Participants in Canada

Ethnic Women are Full Participants in Canada

04/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: Summer Fanous in Toronto In 1916, women across the nation rejoiced as Manitoba became the first province to grant women the right to vote.…

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News

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New Horizons in Voluntourism

New Horizons in Voluntourism

19/02/2018 | New Canadian Media

By Ashoke Dasgupta in Winnipeg, MB Elsie James (83) pulled into Fernie, British Columbia, with her family when she was seven. The rain-drenched moon raised its Aladdin’s lamp to the…

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Sikh Temples Bar Indian Officials

Sikh Temples Bar Indian Officials

26/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: The South Asian Post Desk About 16 Sikh temples in BC and Alberta have joined Sikh religious organisations in Ontario, the US, and the UK to ban Indian officials…

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Faith a Big Factor in Giving by New Canadians

Faith a Big Factor in Giving by New Canadians

18/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: Jagdeesh Mann in Vancouver, BC New Canadians from South Asia, China and the Philippines are more likely to donate to charitable causes than the general population, a new survey…

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Politics

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Trudeau in India: Looking for Greater Common Ground

Trudeau in India: Looking for Greater Common Ground

20/02/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: Kasi Rao in Toronto, ON Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s arrival in New Delhi on February 17 for a week-long state visit marks the 12th…

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The Vic Fedeli I Know

The Vic Fedeli I Know

29/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Don Curry in North Bay, Ontario Don’t buy Vic Fedeli a yellow tie. He has dozens of them. That’s his signature trademark, but…

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Trudeau’s Visit to India could be more than a Photo-Op, but he needs to Move Fast

Trudeau’s Visit to India could be more than a Photo-Op, but he needs to Move Fast

26/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Muhammad Ali in Toronto, ON I’m the child of Indian immigrants and, for my family, ‘Indian Standard Time’ is a term used to…

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Policy

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Data on Canadian Immigrants from 'Shithole' Countries Might Surprise Trump

Data on Canadian Immigrants from 'Shithole' Countries Might Surprise Trump

16/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: Arvind Magesan in Calgary, AB Defenders of Donald Trump say his “shithole countries” remark regarding people from Africa, Haiti and other nations was just…

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Changes Coming to Parent and Grandparent Immigration?

Changes Coming to Parent and Grandparent Immigration?

20/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Kelly Toughill in Halifax Thousands of families will soon get a second chance to bring parents and grandparents to Canada. That’s the good news…

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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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Economy

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Lost in the Wasteland of Survival Jobs

Lost in the Wasteland of Survival Jobs

13/02/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: Nanyi Albuero in Toronto, ON The rhythmic sound of embroidering machines surround Mariam Said Mobinullah as she expertly navigates her way around a sea…

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Minimum Wage: Headstart for Newcomer Women

Minimum Wage: Headstart for Newcomer Women

08/02/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: Summer Fanous in Toronto, ON Prabhjeet Kaur was among the first victims of the rise in minimum wages in Ontario at the beginning of…

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‘Precarious Work will Define our Future’

‘Precarious Work will Define our Future’

31/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: Susan Korah in Ottawa Three labour experts have highlighted the critical need for radical changes in government policies and programs that are out of…

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Education

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Challenges of Motherhood for an International Student

Challenges of Motherhood for an International Student

13/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Mona Mashadi Rajabi in Tehran I was standing in front of the school’s office and Melody, my daughter, was right beside me. All…

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Communicating in a New Country

Communicating in a New Country

02/10/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Mona Mashhadi Rajabi in Tehran, Iran Communication is more than understanding the words. I was always aware of language barriers when I decided to move…

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A Game with No Winner

A Game with No Winner

17/09/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Mona Mashadi 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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Health

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Understanding the Roots of Abuse

Understanding the Roots of Abuse

12/02/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: Tazeen Inam in Toronto, ON One woman is murdered in Canada every six days, according to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. This statistic belies what's…

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Being Brown and Depressed

Being Brown and Depressed

01/02/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: Aparna Sanyal in Montreal, QC We have yet to understand the impact of covert racism and misogyny on the mental health of Canadian citizens,…

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Ushering in the new Health Age

Ushering in the new Health Age

16/01/2018 | New Canadian Media

By: Shan Qiao in Toronto, ON At the age of 60, quitting a well-paying job to refinance her townhouse and start an entrepreneurial venture was the last…

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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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