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On a Mission to Add More Colour to Vancouver’s Film Industry

It’s time to change the narrative, says Jason Mackay, founder of Collective Bunch, a new initiative to promote the participation of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Vancouver’s film industry.

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NewsBriefs: Immigrant-Centric Show Launches in GTA

“New Canadians”, a television show about newcomers in Canada, has now launched in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Produced by New Horizons Media in association with the New Canadian Media Professionals Network (NCMP), the show…

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Foreign Policy Debate Ignores Diaspora Nation

Rightly or wrongly, foreign policy is not high on the list of issues that Canadians would like to know about during a federal election campaign. That said, this week’s Munk Debate, while holding a mirror…

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Getting First-Time Voters to the Polls

When it comes to elections, new Canadian citizens and young Canadian voters share similar challenges. Broadly speaking these two demographics share an unfamiliarity with the Canadian democratic process. Put another way, both are often first…

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Getting Millennials, New Citizens to the Polls

Ayesha Syed didn’t vote in the 2011 election. It wasn’t because she took her civic duty of voting for granted or isn’t interested in politics per se. Rather, it was because the 24-year-old Carleton University…

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