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Asian Heritage Month: Celebrating Contributions of Asian Communities and Addressing Anti-Asian Racism in Canada

Posted on 24 June 2021

OTTAWA, ON, May 31, 2021 /CNW/ - Every May since 2002, the Government of Canada officially celebrates Asian Heritage Month, where we recognize the many communities of Asian descent that make invaluable contributions to all aspects of the society, economy, and culture in Canada. This year's virtual events celebrated these contributions and the rich diversity of cultures of Asian descent. The event ...

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U of T’s Kenneth Fung on the impact of anti-Asian racism on mental health

Posted on 24 June 2021

With anti-Asian racism on the rise in Canada, concerns are mounting over the impact on people’s mental health. That’s why University of Toronto psychiatrist Kenneth Fung says it’s important to couple the fight against Anti-Asian racism with efforts to build resilience in individuals and communities – and foster culturally competent mental health services. On May 22, ...

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Racism & the Americanization of Canadian history: Why we shouldn’t look at ourselves through a U.S. lens

Posted on 24 June 2021

On April 20, a jury in Minnesota found Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. Following the verdict, Canadian media was filled with extensive coverage and endless analyses of the story. Many Canadians watched the racism unfold in the United States with a sense of moral superiority and relief th ...

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Trudeau government set to apologize to Italian Canadians for war internment

Posted on 24 June 2021

It is a stretch of road lined with postcard perfect views and promises of escape and a sense of freedom. But 80 years ago, sitting under the same shadows of the Rocky Mountains, was Camp No. 130 (also known as Kananaskis Camp). The Canadian government sent prisoners of war there and interned those deemed to be “enemy aliens.” On June 10, 1940, when Italy declared war on the United Kingdom, ...

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78% of Black Canadians consider racism in Canada a severe problem

Posted on 24 June 2021

According to a new report from York University, the vast majority of Black people in Canada regularly experience racism and believe it is a severe problem where they live. The inaugural Black Canadian National Survey asked 5,000 people across the country for their views on various social issues in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder last year. The responses position racism as a pressing issu ...

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How to Avoid Online Payment Fraud While Using UPI Apps, E-Wallets

Posted on 11 March 2021

Avoiding online payment fraud while using UPI apps or e-wallets is becoming increasingly difficult with the growing volume of online transaction in India. Total number of transactions made through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) in February 2021 was 2.29 billion, according to data provided by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). And as more people make payments usi ...

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Why Borrow Words Just to Spell them Incorrectly?

Posted on 03 July 2019

English language is the most popular and widely spoken language on earth. Other popular languages include French, and Arabic amongst others. However, unlike some other languages, English has borrowed some of her words from other languages with most borrowed words being from, French, Portuguese Spanish, German, Greek, Latin or other languages. Most proper nouns are native English terms exce ...

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Classy Warriors congratulate Raptors on first NBA championship with full-page ad

Posted on 19 June 2019

TORONTO -- The Golden State Warriors are showing their championship pedigree even in defeat. The Warriors took out a full-page ad in Monday's Toronto Star to congratulate the Raptors on their first NBA title. The Raptors beat Golden State in six games to win the championship series and deny the Warriors a third straight Larry O'Brien Trophy and fourth in five years. "The Golden St ...

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Could Michael Lee Be The Next Shel Silverstein?

Posted on 18 May 2019

Can an urgent care doctor also be a published poet of quirky and off-beat poems that emulate Shel Silverstein’s style? Dr. Michael Alan Lee answers this query with his self-published debut book, Not Gonna Write Poems: A Poetry Book for All the Non Poets, inspired by children’s poet and musician Shel Silverstein.  The multifaceted artist’s most memorable works are w ...

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Mastersfx Celebrates Toronto Studio’s Third Year With Unique New Film and TV Character Effects

Posted on 17 April 2019

It’s turning out to be an amazing year for Canadian movie titles as an award-winning Canadian character FX team continues to add glamour and realism to movie titles—drawing large audience towards the big screen. Now celebrating its third year in operation in Toronto, MastersFX Studio has provided massive support to popular film and TV titles in the Canadian movie industry. Some of the ...