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October 22nd, 2014

Pakistani Canadians stand firm with Canada

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The dead shooting suspect has been identified by CBC News as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian born in 1982. Zehaf-Bibeau, who had a criminal record in B.C. and Quebec, lived in Montreal for a time, court documents show. (Twitter)

The dead shooting suspect has been identified by CBC News as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian born in 1982. Zehaf-Bibeau, who had a criminal record in B.C. and Quebec, lived in Montreal for a time, court documents show. (Twitter)

Toronto – October 22nd 2014 (Staff Report) Canadian Parliament came under attack today by a gunmen who shot Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who later died from gunshot wounds. Pakistani Canadians community was equally shocked and vowed to stand firm with Canada. Facebook/Twitter have been buzzing with statement of condemnation from community leaders and public.

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In-Depth Analysis of Pakistan’s Political Issues .

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October 14th, 2014

Muslims of Canada Condemns ISIS Violence

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MISSISSAUGA, ON,  /CNW/ – The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) emphasizes the holistic message of Islam within the context of Canada’s diverse society.

MAC believes that the personal development of every individual is the key to real and fruitful involvement in the community. It brings a balanced, constructive and engaged understanding of Islam that aims to inspire Muslims inCanada. Read the rest of this entry »

On Friday night, Ward 2 city council candidate Munira Abukar got a phone call from a supporter saying that some of her campaign signs had been kicked over and it looked like they had been vandalized.

The signs were found on the corner of Martin Grove and Dixon Rds. in Etobicoke.

“We figured it was just general mischief,” she told the Star. “And then we turned over this one sign and saw an intentional and very hateful message.”

The message read “go back home,” and Abukar’s face had been scribbled out in red marker. Someone had crossed off her name and written “b—-”

At about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Abukar reported the incident to the police.

Abukar said she was “disappointed and shocked” when she first read the message, but it was her parent’s reaction that upset her the most. Her mother is a refugee and her father an immigrant, and both experienced racism when they first arrived in Canada.

“To see the heartbreak on your parent’s face … It’s hard to want to protect your child and not be able to.”

Abukar isn’t very concerned about finding the person responsible for the hateful messages. Instead, she wants to create an opportunity for the city to discuss racism.

“I think we need to understand that there is an underlying racism in our city, and there are people who believe that just because you look different that you aren’t from Toronto.”

The response on social media has been mostly positive, Abukar said.

Mayoral candidate Olivia Chow tweeted her support on Saturday, writing that “there is no place for racism in this city.”

Chow has also been the target of racist and sexist remarks throughout the campaign period. At a debate on Oct. 1, a man questioned her ability to run for municipal politics, citing her immigrant status. On various occasions, she has been told to go back to China and to learn to speak English.

Abukar says she has witnessed many instances of racism, homophobia, and xenophobia during the Toronto election campaign, and says it is the responsibility of everyone running for office — “not just of people who have witnessed it like myself” — to speak out and keep people accountable.

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1412949267_malala-yousafzai-467Shining at 17! Malala Yousafzai was announced Friday, Oct. 10, as the youngest recipient in history to be awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. The honor comes nearly two years after the Pakistani activist was shot in the head in 2012, catapulting the teen into the international spotlight. Read the rest of this entry »

TORONTOOct. 10, 2014 /CNW/ – ZooShare is proud to announce it has raised over $1,000,000 for what is soon to be North America’s 1st zoo-based biogas plant. Investors celebrated this milestone at their “Thanks A Million!” party last night. Read the rest of this entry »

Many Canadians enjoy eating leftovers from family dinners and from dining out as a time-saving and budget-friendly meal. It is important to remember that leftovers need to be properly handled to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Read the rest of this entry »

October 8th, 2014

Canada’s history with historical dramas

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Canadian produced and coproduced historical dramas, most notablyVikingsThe Borgias and Pillars of the Earth, are sold in markets around the world and perform well in Canada as well as internationally. Figures from Eurodata TV Worldwide, Read the rest of this entry »

Approximately three out of four (72%) carers of those living with schizophrenia, are mainly (34%) or solely (38%) responsible for caring, placing a huge emotional and physical burden on them, according to the preliminary results of a major international survey revealed on World Mental Health Day Read the rest of this entry »

Centennial College will mark the start of construction of its eight-storey Centennial Residence and Culinary Arts Centre with a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, October 15. Centennial culinary ambassador and Food Network personality Chef Robert Rainford will be on hand to show off some of his trademark grilling skills. Read the rest of this entry »