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Ontario needs to do more about doctors who abuse patients

Reforms by Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons a step in the right direction, but not enough OTTAWA (Troy Media)–Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons receives numerous deeply concerning reports of doctors sexually abusing their patients each year, despite the adoption of a “zero tolerance” approach to such abuse 20 years ago. This persistent problem 

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At least 77 journalists and media workers killed in 2015

By Rignam Wangkhang 2015 was another grim year for threats and attacks against journalists around the world. According to CJFE’s research, 77 journalists and media workers were killed in relation to their work in 2015. The numbers are down from 2014 (100 journalists killed), but the dangers faced by journalists remain unchanged. Last year saw 

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The Liberal government is seemingly backing away from its election promise to double the number of parents and grandparents who can enter Canada annually. 
Photo Credit: John Orford

Promise on Parent-Grandparent Sponsorships unfulfilled

By Ranjit Bhaskar  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) resumed receiving sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents (PGP) of Canadian citizens and permanent residents on Monday morning. The case processing centre in Mississauga, Ontario opened its window for receiving the applications at 8 a.m. (EST). Only 5,000 new and complete applications will be accepted this year. 

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St. Margaret parent Jerrylyn Gueverra at the Beatrice Campus.

Parents advocating for school space and culturally-sensitive curriculum

In a school where students are 90 percent Filipino: Frustrated parents seek PEACE at St. Margaret’s Catholic School By Jennilee Austria From Bathurst and Eglinton to Bathurst and Steeles, TCDSB elementary schools have two things in common: high Filipino populations and a need for more space. After implementing full-day kindergarten, St. Margaret Catholic School could 

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CPP and OAS benefit amounts effective Jan. 1, 2016

GATINEAU, QC–Employment and Social Development Canada today announced the benefit amounts for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS) effective January 1, 2016. CPP benefits will increase by 1.2 percent for those already receiving CPP benefits. For 2016, the maximum CPP retirement benefit for new recipients age 65 will be $1,092.50 per 

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Hilary Homes (centre) and Abai Coker (right) discuss how we must consider the larger issues at play in the Syrian refugee and North African migrant crises. (Photo Credit: Olu Agboola)

Panel Discusses Root Causes of Migration Crises

  By Diba Hareer The efforts by the Canadian government to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by February 2016 is generous, but it does not address the factors that caused the massive diaspora in the first place. Only when the roots of this and similar situations such as the North African migrant crisis are addressed can 

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Don’t ask skilled immigrants for Canadian work experience

What’s the safest place to have a heart attack? The back of a Canadian cab— because the driver is likely a foreign-born doctor. (Read story…)

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CTF Releases New Year’s Tax Changes for 2016

• Trudeau government’s middle income tax cut means more money for most Canadians • Income splitting for families cancelled; Universal Child Care Benefit to be replaced with means-tested Canada Child Benefit in mid-2016 • Higher income Canadians face substantially higher tax bill OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has crunched the numbers and the 

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Volunteers of The Clothing Drive (Photo by: Tamara Romanchuk)

Multicultural Canada welcomes new Canadians

VOLUNTEERING TO HELP SYRIAN REFUGEES By Mark A. Cadiz Last Thursday night (Dec. 10), on Human Rights Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau along with Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto City Mayor John Tory welcomed the first military plane of Syrian refugees. All 163 of them were finally in a country they could call home. Two 

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Tocino Boys: Manila street food in Toronto — Sweet and savoury

By Aileen Ormoc If you’re walking down the streets of Toronto, you might just miss Queen Street West’s best kept secret, Tocino Boys. Tucked away inside The Midpoint Bar, Tocino Boys’ owner, John DeBlois serves up Filipino street food favourites with a North American twist. On the menu, there are several items to pique your 

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