Women’s Organizers Hopeful Under Trudeau Leadership

Women’s rights advocates are looking for influential Canadian female figures to join a national women’s coalition to raise awareness about women’s issues and get more government funding.  On Mar. 5, the third day of the…

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Inclusion, Diversity Bode Well Under Trudeau

The Liberal government has emphasized its diversity and inclusion language in speeches, cabinet ministers, committees and mandate letters. This emphasis has been reinforced by the return of the multiculturalism program to Canadian Heritage. Taken together,…

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Conservatives Misread Immigrants: Journalist Panel

With the final ballots long since counted and the prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau preparing to name his cabinet, members and guests of the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CFJ) gathered in downtown Vancouver to reflect on the…

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Hear this Election’s Racism Wake-up Call

Four voices say it’s time to get real about bigotry and structural discrimination in Canada. ‘THE CANADIAN WAY’ Ranjit Bhaskar, New Canadian Media (From an October 19 column in New Canadian Media.) As a new Canadian, the…

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Pros and Cons of Family Reunification

Justin Trudeau has now officially been elected as Canada’s 29th Prime Minister and with him come promises of investment in infrastructure, electoral reform and changes to the lengthy family reunification process. Some of those changes…

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First Mandarin-Speaking MP Elected in Canada

For the first time in Canada’s electoral history a Mandarin-speaking member of Parliament was elected. Now hailed by the Chinese Mandarin community members as their “true voice”, the Liberal party’s Geng Tan won the Don…

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