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Trump’s Immigration Plan Would Have Kept Out My Father

Trump’s Immigration Plan Would Have Kept Out My Father

15/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: William Gee Wong in Oakland, CA My father came to America from China in 1912, the 30th year of the Chinese Exclusion Act,…

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Non-Profit Media may be the Way Forward

Non-Profit Media may be the Way Forward

14/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Nick Fillmore in Toronto News outlets in Canadian communities are falling like bowling pins. At least 171 media organizations in 138 communities closed…

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Suicide, Radical Violence and the Importance of Everything in Between

Suicide, Radical Violence and the Importance of Everything in Between

12/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by: Phil Gurski in Ottawa The Globe and Mail featured a fascinating story in its weekend edition (August 12) on suicides in Toronto in…

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News

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Ontario Black Youth Action Plan

Ontario Black Youth Action Plan

02/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Sam Minassie in Toronto Ontario’s Black Youth Action Plan is taking another step forward with a new mentorship initiative. As part of its four-year $47 million-dollar project, the province…

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‘Social Housing Shouldn’t Define Me’

‘Social Housing Shouldn’t Define Me’

13/07/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Sam Minassie in Toronto Curtis Carmichael has set out to do what many could only dream of. Following in the footsteps of Canadian legends like Terry Fox, the young…

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Freedom of the Press and Balita’s Woes

Freedom of the Press and Balita’s Woes

07/07/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Ted Alcuitas in Vancouver, BC The saga of Toronto’s ‘Balita’ newspaper and its publisher Teresita ‘Tess’ Cusipag, is a sober reminder that there are limits to free speech.  Cusipag…

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Politics

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Jagmeet Singh Out Ahead

Jagmeet Singh Out Ahead

01/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: BJ Siekierski and Kyle Duggan in Ottawa Jagmeet Singh raised more money than the rest of the NDP leadership field combined in the second…

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Liberal MP Welcomes Debate with Scheer over Khadr Settlement

Liberal MP Welcomes Debate with Scheer over Khadr Settlement

19/07/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Janice Dickson in Ottawa Liberal MP Chandra Arya says he welcomes Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s suggestion to debate the Liberal government’s settlement with Omar…

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Double Standard, Inadequate Support Hurt Refugee Claimants, Says Kwan

Double Standard, Inadequate Support Hurt Refugee Claimants, Says Kwan

12/06/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Jeremy J. Nuttall in Ottawa  As a Vancouver society working to support refugees fears closure after being denied federal funding, a similar organization in…

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Policy

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Shifting Our Conversations From Marriage Fraud to Marriage Breakdown

Shifting Our Conversations From Marriage Fraud to Marriage Breakdown

02/05/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Will Tao in Vancouver The Liberal Government finally delivered on their long-standing campaign promise to end conditional permanent residency for spouses on April…

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Integration Models Highlight of Metropolis Conference

Integration Models Highlight of Metropolis Conference

23/03/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Andrew Griffith in Ottawa The just-concluded National Metropolis Conference is an annual forum for researchers, policy makers and immigrant-service organizations. This year the…

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Refugees from U.S. are Breaking the Law

Refugees from U.S. are Breaking the Law

19/03/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Surjit Singh Flora in Brampton For many Sikhs in Canada today, the Komagata Maru incident still looms large in our consciousness.   For anyone…

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Economy

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Why the Benefits of Diversity are not Theoretical

Why the Benefits of Diversity are not Theoretical

26/04/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Bessma Momani, Jillian Stirk, Anna Klimbovskaia  The story of Canada’s embrace of different languages, cultures and peoples is not a new one. Diversity in Canada…

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Whitening Your Resumé to Get the Job

Whitening Your Resumé to Get the Job

14/03/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Hamlin Grange in Toronto While working as a television journalist with Canada's public broadcaster, CBC, in Toronto, I produced a documentary series on…

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Looking Beyond the Name on a Resumé

Looking Beyond the Name on a Resumé

09/03/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Vivian Li in Toronto In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare gave us the famous line “What is in a name? That which we call a…

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Education

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Australia’s ‘Spectacular’ Failure in Languages

Australia’s ‘Spectacular’ Failure in Languages

07/07/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Tim Mayfield in Melbourne, Australia The latest Australian census data is in and it makes for interesting reading. Of particular note, 72 per cent…

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Student Newspaper Sparks Hate Speech Debate

Student Newspaper Sparks Hate Speech Debate

09/06/2017 | New Canadian Media

By Leslie Layton in Chico, California On a recent Wednesday, Chico State journalism professor Mark Plenke was messaged that he should check the campus newspaper…

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Listening to our International Students

Listening to our International Students

01/02/2017 | New Canadian Media

Commentary by Will Tao in Vancouver   Canada’s international students, particularly those in major metropolitan cities such as Toronto and Vancouver, have been subject to…

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Health

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Digital Health Portals Could Actually Widen Health Disparities

Digital Health Portals Could Actually Widen Health Disparities

01/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Viji Sundaram in Mountainview, California A much heralded push toward digital patient portals, commonly integrated with electronic health records, may be exacerbating health disparities…

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Allergies among Newcomers in Canada Increase Over Time

Allergies among Newcomers in Canada Increase Over Time

02/05/2017 | New Canadian Media

By Belen Febres-Cordero in Vancouver Upon arrival, immigrant populations in Canada tend to present less allergies than their Canadian-born counterparts, but prevalence increases with time,…

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“I Almost Died from Genital Mutilation”

“I Almost Died from Genital Mutilation”

03/10/2016 | The Patriotic Vangaurd

Commentary By Dr. Nanah Sheriff Fofanah-Sesay Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises of all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia such…

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Arts & Culture

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The Loneliness of Being an Immigrant

The Loneliness of Being an Immigrant

15/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Lu Xu in Halifax  “I don’t have anything else to do,” says Keith Bi. He is cleaning pig intestines—a tedious job. In the sink…

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Ethnic Media in Nova Scotia: A Niche Need Waiting to be Filled

Ethnic Media in Nova Scotia: A Niche Need Waiting to be Filled

13/08/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Caora Mckenna in Halifax Inside the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market on Halifax’s waterfront you’ll find a stack of the Dakai Times newspapers. Printed in…

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Black Prince Rescues Duleep Singh, but Does Not Set Him Free

Black Prince Rescues Duleep Singh, but Does Not Set Him Free

28/07/2017 | New Canadian Media

By: Jagdeesh Mann in Vancouver To be the “last king” of anything means you left this world either a legend or a tragic figure. Maharajah…

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