Allegations of abuse threaten film festival’s future

Former members of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) allege harassment, sexism, and bullying by the festival’s director. An open dialogue session last month to invite the public to weigh in on the future of the organization has not helped resolve the impasse. NCM’s Andreina Romero reports.

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As climate change refugees increase, Canada needs to implement new policy to help welcome more of them.

Canada needs to do more for climate change refugees

Calls mount for Canada to establish a special public policy category and new guidelines to help resettle climate migrants and refugees.

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Racial bullying in schools result of ‘whitewashed history’

Findings from a recent study indicate that despite being taught multicultural values and inclusion at school, racial and ethnic bullying in Canadian schools prevails. Experts say it has to do with the lack of education on Canada’s history with racism and white supremacy. NCM’s Baisakhi Roy reports.

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Settlement services woefully underfunded: new report

Short-term funding agreements and strict guidelines around how the funds may be used are hampering efforts by settlement agencies to help integrate newcomers to Canada, says a new report from the reputable Association for Canadian Studies. NCM’s Fabian Dawson reports.

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Religious connections help new immigrants with social integration

A new Statistics Canada report shows that religion plays a big role in many new immigrants’ lives, compared to people born in Canada. Pastor David Drysdale says joining a new church helps new Canadians socially integrate.

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Tired of being exploited, international students shame “wage thieves”

After asking and negotiating failed, a grassroots group of international students in Cambridge, Ontario is turning to shaming tactics to push unscrupulous employers into paying owed wages. While some in the community question the tactics, the group is undeterred. NCM’s Pradip Rodrigues reports.

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New immigration minister inherits backlogs, migrant worker issues

The new Immigration Minister Sean Fraser will have to act quickly to deal with thousands of backlogged immigration applications that worsened during the pandemic and the many issues affecting migrant workers. All this as Canada tries to welcome 1 million immigrants by 2023 to keep the economy going. NCM’s Alec Regino reports.

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World-renowned Farzi Café opens first North American location in Mississauga

Known for its whimsical and theatrical presentation of traditional Indian cuisine, Farzi Cafe is part of the Michelin-recognized culinary group, Massive Restaurants. It opened it’s very first North American location in Mississauga, Ontario, Oct. 22. NCM’s Baisakhi Roy got a foretaste.

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