Taiwanese Canadians Pleased with Elections Back Home

Approximately 500 Taiwanese Canadians from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver travelled to Taiwan to vote in the country’s recent presidential election.  They say they are proud of the democracy in their home country and value…

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MLK Would Be Proud of Canada: Grégoire-Trudeau

To some people, Canada seems like the land of American civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams. But a group of race relations activists in Ottawa contend that this belies the truth, and that…

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Conflicts Not About Religion, But Perception: Tariq Ramadan

Swiss-born Muslim academic and author Tariq Ramadan told an Ottawa audience that governments and the public should recognize the equal dignity of all human beings, regardless of whether they are citizens of Paris, Beirut, or…

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Introducing Taiwanese Film to Canadian Audiences

Like the Southeast Asian island nation itself, Taiwan’s film industry is small, and often overshadowed by international competitors. Despite its size, the industry and some of its talented directors deserve international recognition, says Tom McSorley,…

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How to Get Mainstream Media to Cover Immigrant Issues

Getting the mainstream media to cover more immigrant issues is something many settlement and advocacy agencies grapple with. The first of a series of workshops presented by New Canadian Media, a two-hour interactive session entitled…

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A Talk With Canada’s Longest-Serving Visible Minority MP

Deepak Obhrai, Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Calgary East and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, has reason to be optimistic about the future – or at…

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