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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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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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