PART 1: Debate Around Wearing Masks Gets Fierce in Chinese Community

NCM presents Part 1 of a Three-Part Series about how Canadian immigrant communities are handling the COVID-19 pandemic. First, we begin with the Chinese-Canadian community, followed by personal stories from within African and Indian diasporas.

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Parents Use New Family Time to Help Kids Rediscover their Roots

Several parents are putting social isolation to good use, taking time to teach their children about their immigrant heritage. This story traces their lineage and finds out why it matters to these families and the country.  

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COVID-19 Fallout: Global Travel Bans Delay The Canadian Dream

As borders close to contain the spread of COVID-19, immigrants hoping to settle in Canada are seeing their long-awaited plans derailed. New Canadian Media talks to people trying to move from India to Canada, whose lives have suddenly been thrown into limbo.

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Sounding the Alarm Over Canada’s Language Gaps in Pandemic Information

Public health and safety guidelines change on a daily basis as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across Canada. Information is conveyed in English, French and sign language, but there’s concern that important and even life-saving information is not being translated for newcomers who don’t comprehensively understand either of Canada’s official languages.

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UPDATED: Migrant Detainees Launch Hunger Strikes to Protest Government Inaction on COVID-19 

Migrants at Canada’s busiest detention centre are on a hunger strike to draw attention to crowded living conditions that could result in an outbreak. Insufficient information from Canada Border Services Agency about the coronavirus is also contributing to growing concerns among migrants.

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