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July 30th, 2014

arrive alive DRIVE SOBER

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TORONTO, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ – Beginning with the annual TTC awareness day at Yonge and Bloor on July 30th at 07:00, arrive alive DRIVE SOBER® will execute a three-day effort to save lives on our roads. Read the rest of this entry »

All Tel Aviv bound flight by Air Canada have been cancelled tonight and from Tel Aviv to Toronto tomorrow.

The airline stated that it will “continue to evaluate going forward and update.”

Earlier today, the FAA prohibited U.S. airlines from flying to or from Tel Aviv for up to 24 hours.

Scarborough Museum and its cultural partners celebrated Canadian Multiculturalism Day this evening with performances, food, history and art that reflect the diverse communities inScarborough and across the rest of Toronto as well.   Read the rest of this entry »

Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), City of Torontostaff and community members joined event partners Toronto Community Housing and The Daniels Corporation today to celebrate the opening of the new Regent Park. Read the rest of this entry »

 Toronto City Councillor Frances Nunziata (Ward 11 York South-Weston) and the Friends of the Pan Am Path cut the ribbon on a newly completed section of the Pan Am Path in Cruickshank Park and officially launched the Path. Read the rest of this entry »

alamgirToronto October 3rd 2013 – News Desk:  Pop Diva of 80s from Karachi’s entertainment world, Alamgir, a house hold name for millions of Pakistanis, will have a live performance in Toronto on October 20th 2013 at a Capital Banquet Hall in Mississauga.

Among him will be the disciple of famous folk singer Shaukat Ali, Mohsin Shaukat Ali will also perform and present some classical and folk music of his father and some new numbers of his own.

This yearly traditional gala dinner musical event is being organized by Media Personality Arshad Bhatti of Radio Pakistan Toronto to celebrate occasion of Eid which is a grand religious celebration of Muslim world.

A number of local business men are contributing to this program including known names like Wajid Malik, Imran Khan and Zia Abbas, ethnic media of Toronto is also supporting this event.

Details for more information and tickets can be obtained by calling 416-300-5600.

Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ – Scholars of 8 faiths and philosophies and some 800 delegates including members from academia, governments and faith organizations are gathering at the River Run Centre for Canada’sLargest Multi-Faith event – the 33rd World Religions Conference (WRC), on Sunday, October 6, 2013, first time inGuelph.

Supported by the contributions of so many faith communities that thrive in Canada, WRC has enriched Canadian society by promoting peace, understanding, and tolerance for over 3 decades.

This year’s conference will explore the theme, “Religious Freedom as Practised by Founders” which is timely in the wake of recent killing of worshipers in Pakistan.

Distinguished scholars representing Aboriginal spirituality, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Humanism (Atheists and Agnostics) will present their views on the subject. Numerous faith Groups will participate in poetic and hymn presentations.

SOURCE Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at – Kitchener-Waterloo Branch

 For further information:

Nabeel A. Rana
Chief Planning and Coordinating Officer
Phone: 519-722-0841
Email: info@worldreligionsconfence.org

October 2nd, 2013

Canadians unlikely to turn in tax cheats

News Desk

A survey found more than half of Canadians (53 per cent) would not rat out someone they knew was cheating on their taxes to the Canada Revenue Agency according to a Leger survey conducted by H&R Block Canada. On the flipside, only 27 per cent said they were somewhat likely or very likely to report tax evasion.

The survey found that, while Canadians might be willing to overlook others’ tax dodges, they are likely to be honest with the tax man themselves. If the CRA overpaid them on their tax refunds, 72 per cent claimed they’d notify the agency of the error. Residents of Quebec and Ontario were the most likely to say they would take the money and run, with 31 per cent and 24 per cent respectively saying they would not tell the CRA about an overpayment.

The survey also revealed:

  • One in five Canadians knows a tax cheat. Men (26 per cent) were more likely than women (15 per cent) to know someone who has cheated on taxes.
  • Only 11 per cent of Canadians ranked cheating the CRA as the worst. Extramarital affairs were the worst with 66 per cent saying that cheating on a spouse was the lowest form of treachery.
  • Survey respondents didn’t necessarily see cheating on taxes as an indicator a person would cheat in other spheres of life, with the exception of expense reporting. Fifty-nine per cent of those surveyed believed a tax cheat would likely fudge an expense report.
  • Men and those aged 55 or older were particularly inclined to turn a blind eye to tax cheating, with 60 per cent reporting they would not turn in someone they knew was cheating on their taxes in both demographics.

Even if your neighbours might not turn you in, cheating on your taxes is not a good idea. There are serious consequences for filing a tax return you know is wrong. The best way to pay less tax is to make sure you’re using all of your legal options for reducing your tax burden.

The survey was completed online from September 3 to September 5 using Leger’s online panel, LegerWeb, with a sample of 1,501 Canadians 18 years of age or older.

“It seems the Toronto Sun is now persona non grata in Pakistan.” Toronto Sun

“It seems the Toronto Sun is now persona non grata in Pakistan.” Toronto Sun

Toronto – Feb 2nd 2013 – (By Anis Farooqui) – Canadians of Pakistani origins are fuming over the news they came to know today in Toronto Sun that Government of Pakistan has blocked Toronto Sun website for reason unknown as yet.

In recent days, Interior Ministry of Pakistan has been enjoying a free hand given by the Government and taken civil liberties away from their citizen by banning pillion riding on motor cycles, disruption of mobile signal in every city and popular social video sharing site YouTube remains to be banned all over the country.

Civil right activists here in Toronto have shown disappointment on such a dictatorial action by a democratically elected Government who believes in freedom of expression and has a history fighting against such draconian laws by military regime in past. Read the rest of this entry »

January 25th, 2013

New dad wins $20 million LOTTO MAX jackpot

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 The 39-year old Toronto resident is a service advisor at a local auto dealership and says this is a life changing experience.

The 39-year old Toronto resident is a service advisor at a local auto dealership and says this is a life changing experience.

Robert Piluso buys one LOTTO MAX ticket every couple of weeks. He does it, so he can get change to pay his dog walker. With a new baby at home, checking these tickets has been an afterthought, so when he walked into a store on Thursday evening and found out he had won the $20 million jackpot from the January 4, 2013 LOTTO MAX draw, he was blown away.

“I am really glad I remembered to check this ticket. I have a whole pile at home. I didn’t even know what the jackpot amount was, when I bought it,” said Piluso.

The new dad says that if it wasn’t for his baby daughter, he wouldn’t have hired a dog walker and ultimately, would not have won the jackpot. Read the rest of this entry »