MP Monsef Proves Afghan Women’s Strength, Ability

Her story reads like a movie script. Twenty years ago, Maryam Monsef fled the brutal rule of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and now, two decades later, she has become the first Muslim to be…

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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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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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For Muslim Women, Liberal Victory a Rejection of Divisive Politics

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper was not subtle about his use of cultural differences as a trigger for fear during the election campaign. His government pressed its case against a Muslim woman fighting to wear her…

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Don Valley West Blitzed by Anti-sex Education Flyers on the Eve of Election

Residents in a Don Valley West neighbourhood have been blitzed with flyers over the past week linking Liberal leader Justin Trudeau to Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, and suggesting that a vote for Trudeau is…

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