Make the most of your Canadian summer

June 29, 2021

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Activities and ideas for a fun and safe summer as we approach the hopeful end to the pandemic restrictions Come summer when the sun’s out and the temperature rises, folks in Canada like to take advantage of the country’s all-too short summer and engage in lots of fun activities. While the country is starting to slowly open up and there are still a number of...

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Western-Chinese food is authentic — and isn’t white washing our culture

June 28, 2021

By CBC News | This First Person article is the experience of Kathryn Mannie, a third-generation Chinese Canadian from Vancouver. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ. “Sik jor fahn mei ah? Have you eaten yet?” This common Cantonese greeting indicates just how closely Chinese culture associates food and well-being. My gung gung (maternal grandfather) fiercely proclaims that food and money are the two most important things to...

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Canada split on whether country is racist: poll

June 23, 2021

By Toronto Sun | Whether you view Canada as a racist country depends on who you are, where you live and even your political viewpoint. A new poll from the Angus Reid Institute in conjunction with the University of British Columbia has found some interesting answers to tough questions. Fully 85% of those surveyed said they agreed with the statement that having people from “different racial backgrounds makes Canada a better country.”...

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Liberals to introduce new hate speech bill

June 23, 2021

By National Post | Right before the House of Commons breaks for summer, the Liberal government will introduce a new bill tackling hate speech, which could bring back a controversial law under the Canadian Human Rights Act. Justice Minister David Lametti has given notice the government will introduce a new bill, dealing with “hate propaganda, hate crimes and hate speech.” Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault has been working on a new...

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Are employers all talk when it comes to racial injustice?

June 23, 2021

Eighty per cent of U.S. employees believe addressing racial injustice and equity is a central responsibility of a CEO and management. However, more than a quarter say company leadership has done little to nothing to actively address these issues in the past year, according to a report from Benevity, a provider of corporate purpose software. And 47 per cent have not seen or do not know if their company made...

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Fear, guilt, ‘trauma and resilience’: Newly launched Refugee Story Bank of Canada shares stories by those who’ve sought protection in Canada

June 23, 2021

By Toronto Star | For a long time, Boban Stojanović volunteered at refugee camps across Serbia, where people from Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo sought refuge from the war after the former Yugoslavia crumbled through the 1990s. He would join the peace, feminist and LGBTQ movements to advocate for equality and human rights. His activism would lead him to speak at workshops in small towns and at international events, such as...

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