Embracing ‘Hyphenation’ Key to Canada’s Progress as a Multicultural Nation

While the idea of being a ‘hyphenated Canadian’ hasn’t always been championed, it’s high time we fully embraced the concept as part of our national identity, writes columnist Marcus Medford

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Inclusive Reporting Courses Are Critical: J-Schoolers

Journalism students say they find value in learning how to report on immigration and race issues. Many would like to see more specialized courses focused on diversity and inclusive reporting.  “There’s never been a time…

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Getting Out the Racialized Youth Vote

Voter turn out is traditionally low amongst racialized youth. It is with this in mind that the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) gathered dozens of youth from the Malvern community to have their…

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Tory Candidates Make Joint Pitch to Chinese Voters

Seven Conservative candidates representing Greater Toronto Area (GTA) ridings with a significant presence of ethnic Chinese voters came together on Tuesday to promote their party platform. The Chinese Canadian Conservative Association (CCCA) organized the event…

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Chinese Canadians Step Up to Fill Representation Gap

It is usual for different Chinese organizations to gather candidates from the community and hear them out in places like shopping malls at election time. They also invite candidates, regardless of ethnicity, to speak at…

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Lone Tamil MP Seeks Re-entry into “White Man’s Club”

“Did I tell you the time I was called ‘a little girl’?” asks MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan incredulously. Sitting in her election campaign headquarters in Scarborough’s Malvern neighbourhood, the first-term MP is recounting her experiences in…

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Parties Push Economic Credentials Amid Market Turmoil

By now the Liberal candidates for the predominantly visible minority ridings of Scarborough have grown used to party strategists lavishing attention on them. They are on the frontline for the bitter battle for Greater Toronto…

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