From fried chicken to margaritas, chefs are reinventing MSG and pushing against anti-Asian stigma

July 29, 2021

Growing up, MiMi Aye’s family dinner table was always set with three shakers: salt, pepper — and monosodium glutamate (MSG). “It’s part of my secret weapons when I cook,” said Aye, a Burmese food writer and cookbook author based in the U.K. “It’s not, like, necessarily my favourite thing, but it’s really useful. And I hate that it’s been demonized to the extent that if someone does use it, they...

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This year may break 1913 immigration record

July 29, 2021

Canada may break an immigration record this year that has stood since 1913. Globe and Mail columnist John Ibbitson, who writes often about immigration issues, notes in his July 25 column that the record number of immigrants to Canada established in 1913 was 400,810 and the federal government’s target this year is 401,000. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino says the country is on track to meet that target, despite COVID-19 travel...

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Help choose this year’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants!

July 29, 2021

At a time when celebrating diversity and inclusion is more important than ever, Canadian Immigrant magazine is proud to launch the voting phase for the 13th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. All Canadians are invited to visit canadianimmigrant.ca/top25, get inspired by this year’s Top 75 finalists — and cast their vote for their favourites. The Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards program, with program partner COSTI Immigrant Services, has been the leader in...

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Richmond-based organization aims to help skilled immigrants shatter career limits

July 29, 2021

Canada sees immigration as a priority to help the economy recover from the pandemic, but barriers still remain to keep skilled immigrants away from career advancement. A Richmond-based organization aims to bridge that gap by launching a 17-week, free full-time training program for immigrants this summer. Anna Price, manager of Back in Motion’s career path for skilled immigrants program, said the training session – fully funded by the provincial government...

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Surrey councillor calls for wider review of racism, sexism allegations at Cloverdale Rodeo

July 23, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | A Surrey councillor is calling for a wider review after a human rights complaint was levelled against the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association. The complaint, filed last week at the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, claims that a number of workers and volunteers experienced systemic racism and sexism at the popular annual rodeo. It alleges that from 2014 to 2021, the association employed Michael MacSorley as general...

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BC@150: Anti-Asian sentiment ran high in B.C., despite the desperate need for Chinese workers

July 23, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | B.C.’s first official working day as the newest province of Canada dawned over the port of New Westminster on July 21, 1871, and the Mainland Guardian newspaper greeted the future with unguarded optimism. “Yesterday formed the turning point in our destinies,” its lead editorial declared. “If the late government had many faults, it achieved one great act, and one that will always mark its existence among us...

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